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I'm sorry, but how on earth are people caRRing this racist? It is quite literally, the most sickeningRy horrible song written since "Friday" by our friend, the equally taRented, Rebecca Black, but it is not racist in the slightest. She's ceRebrating modern asian teenage culture if anything (though what there is to cerebrate, I'm unsure).

article --> http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/04/23/avril-lavigne-slammed-for-offensively-racist-hello-kitty-music-video/


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I heard Chad Kroeger co-wrote it. So i'm not touching it with a ten foot pole.

They wrote it together

However Avril is pretty much insignificant in North America/Europe but she's quite the celebrity in Asia. All this video is doing is catering to the crowd she needs to get the $$$

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Here's the garbagio story my people, will also add to first post:


Avril Lavigne slammed for ‘offensively racist’ Hello Kitty music video

The Canadian singer’s latest music video, for single Hello Kitty, has been met with almost universal scorn, with the four-minute long clip decried by critics as everything from lazy and embarrassing to “the worst thing you’ll watch all week.”

The video for Hello Kitty, the third single from Lavigne’s self-titled 2013 album, landed late Tuesday. In it, the pop songstress cavorts with a group of stonefaced Japanese women as she puts forward her best “arigato” and suggests that she and a pal “roll around in our underwear, how every silly kitty should be.”

The U.K. Mirror seemed lukewarm on the video, designating it “so bad that it’s actually quite good, a bit like anything by Rebecca Black.”

Hello Kitty feels like staring into the vacuum

“Avril’s new song borrows some of Skrillex’s trademark noises,” The Mirror notes under a header claiming that Hello Kitty sounds like “a Skrillex song that got lodged in a dishwasher.”

“but there are also bits where Avril is ‘shredding her guitar’ and strutting around and it all feels like several noisy things are trying to happen at the same time.”

Idolator was a bit more concise with their criticism, posting the video under the headline “Avril Lavigne’s ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Probably The Worst Thing You’ll Watch All Week.”

“To be honest, I kind of shut down physically and emotionally after the first four seconds here,” writer Robbie Daw notes, taking particular issue with Lavigne’s juvenile themes — and behaviour — in the track’s music video. “Has anyone reminded Avril that she’s nearly 30 lately?”

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly put on its best cultural criticism cap and made a very respectable attempt at explaining the video in the context of Lavigne’s career history and Hello Kitty‘s obvious similarities to Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Girl-stocked Hollaback Girl — though writer Darren Franich still didn’t seem to be able to find any merits in the pastel-hued clip.

“The simplest way to understand what’s happening here is that Avril Lavigne had her most iconic moment astride the pop zeitgeist over a decade ago, with Sk8er Boi and Complicated, maybe the most ’90s songs ever released after the ’90s ended,” Franich writes. “We like to ascribe context to our musicians, but Lavigne arrived sans context in the midst of whatever pop-punk was.”

“There are serious questions about whether it’s offensive (expressionless Asian dancers, Tokyo-as-prop) or offensively obvious (this one’s for you, large Japanese fanbase!),” he goes on. “There are even more serious questions about the title, Hello Kitty, which is also like half of the lyrics, and which everyone agrees is a double entendre. … Hello Kitty feels like staring into the vacuum. Avril plays a guitar, but nothing comes out. She doesn’t really dance, but she doesn’t not dance. This is what pop wants to be, but also where pop came from: Alpha and Omega, retro-futuristic. Avril Lavigne never changed; the world just changed around her.”

Policymic doesn’t mince words about the song, immediately decrying the video, which was yanked from YouTube almost as soon as it debuted on Tuesday — but can still be viewed on Lavigne’s official website — as “racist.”


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“The song is offensively bad. The video is offensively racist,” the site claims. “Lavigne, who is one step away from squinting her way through this one, probably knows this is racist. Racism is good business.”

“Before this video, Lavigne was the subject of approximately zero American attention. Now, she’s trending on Facebook because she was racially insensitive — and good luck getting the song out of your head.”

Finally, Billboard has taken a similarly hard line against Hello Kitty, calling the video an “embarrassment” that is “even more abhorrent than the song.”

“When she’s not commanding her vaguely offensive troop, Lavigne is clumsily playing guitar, wearing glasses, eating sushi, waving at admirers, taking a single photograph, and … not much else, really,” Billboard scribe Jason Lipshutz notes. “It can’t be worse than this, right? Right?”

Decide for yourself — the video is here.

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If depicting actual fact is racist then I guess it is a racist video. This would be like some Japanese group doing a music video showing some Canadians ripping it up on dirt bikes, talking s**t and having a dinner plate size burger for lunch with BBQ sauce dripping out of their mouths while watching a hockey game (stereotyping sure but still 100% fact). And if it was done, I guarantee you there would be no mention in the media of that group being racist. Not that I'd care unless it was crap like this video, then I would be pissed off.

I mean seriously, what the hell did I just watch anyways? Is this actually considered music these days?

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She sold out... These stupid songs like Friday, Gagnam Style, and that selfie song.. Everybody knows these types of songs sell somehow...

This song will make her millions of dollars

sold out? when wasn't she a corporate shill?

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Am I the only one who completely forgot she even existed until just now? I don't think I've heard a song of hers in around a decade.

Perhaps that's why she put out this song. As outrageously awful as it is, it's got people's attention.

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