What’s more annoying than Avril Lavigne? Usually I’d say that was a trick question for nothing is more annoying, but in fact, there is: her latest music video for her unendurably awful song, “Hello Kitty.”
To try to describe its horribleness, using mere words wouldn’t do it justice, so please minions, watch it for yourself…if you dare:
But while her latest single from her self-titled 2013 album (which flopped) (obviously) is bad, some people are also saying that the video is racist and exploitative of Japanese culture.
Avril took to Twitter to respond: 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.
As much as I am loathe to agree with her, I don’t find this vid racist, merely tacky and juvenile and embarrassing. But do you cringe at how she’s representing Japanese culture? Or is she only humiliating herself in this epic hot mess?