Despite its title, you won’t find the cute, cuddly and fluffy character gracing this video, although I’m sure there are a few perverts lurking out there who fantasized about that.
Instead you’ll find four largely emotionless, do I dare say inscrutable Japanese women, lurking in the background pulsating their bodies behind Lavigne’s every gyration.
Personally I don’t find Hello Kitty as offensive as Harajuku Girls, but the biggest objection I have to Lavigne’s latest is its a poor representation of Hello Kitty and even a poorer representation of Japanese culture. The Japanese women in the background are nothing more than window dressing. I’m not even sure if its cultural appropriation (or should that be cultural misappropriation). Its just simply bad.
That’s my take, whats yours.
You can watch both Hello Kitty and Harajuku Girls below.