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Avril Lavigne is defending that “Hello Kitty” mess

Avril Lavigne is defending that “Hello Kitty” mess
April 24, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Avril Lavigne

Yesterday, Avril Lavigne the music video for “Hello Kitty,” and the world collectively looked around, flustered, and muttered, “wait … Avril is still a thing?” And then there was a big discussion about whether or not it was racist or cultural appropriation or just garden variety stupid. Well, Avril isn’t going to take this sitting down, and has fired back by going on Facebook and typing “LOLOLOL!” So that’s the kind of discussion we’re having here. Good to know.

RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan.

No matter what side of the argument you fall, I think we can all agree that this was just shrill and screechy and pandering. Basically, just terrible. I think the best thing we can do is just pretend Avril doesn’t exist, and eventually she’ll go away. It’s like Tinkerbell: If you stop clapping, she career dies! And then she’ll just be that girl who married the dirty-looking guy from Nickelback.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.