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Newsweek: Avril Lavigne denies she’s racist

posted by Randall

Asians by Choice
Avril Lavigne is denying her video Hello Kitty is racist, reports Newsweek.

The video has been widely criticized for being just plain bad, and also for her use of four emotionless Japanese dancers and the fetishization of Asian women.

She tweeted the following.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  In part two of the above tweet she said she did the video “…specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan.” Part 1 of her tweet has already been retweeted 8,400 times presumably by her fans who agree with her. Part 2 has been tweeted more than 5,000 times. But not everyone is buying it. Asian American commentator and blogger Jeff Yang tweeted the following.

But this one I thought was especially creative.

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