Avril Lavigne Defends Controversial 'Hello Kitty' Video

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Earlier this week, Avril Lavigne released her video for 'Hello Kitty.' In addition to the fact that it's a complete disaster, many fans found it offensive.

As soon as the video was released, Twitter was abuzz with all kinds of comments about the video being racist because of the title and the references to Japanese culture. After the controversy erupted, the video was quickly taken down without any explanation or reason given.

Just as soon as it disappeared, it reappeared and Avril isn't shying away from the controversy. In fact, she took to her Twitter and Facebook pages to defend the herself and shared a link to the re-posted vid.

"Racist? LOLOLOL! I love the 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," she wrote on both social media sites.

Still, the jury is out on the video and while pretty much everyone can agree that it's terrible, some are saying that they don't see how it can be offensive and others remain completely enraged about it. Check out the video below and tell us what you think.

Avril Lavigne's Racist New Video
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