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Avril Lavigne Just Put Out The Most Cringeworthy Music Video Of The Year

UPDATE: Avril claims the video wasn't racist because she's been to Japan before.

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This is the video for "Hello Kitty," the newest single from Avril Lavigne.

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Avril also makes a lot of, like, meowing cat motions at the camera.

As she walks around what appears to be Japan?

With her very bored-looking backup dancers.

"Please help me."

She also plays a big guitar and does a weird dance thing with her backup dancers.

She has a Skrillex haircut now too.

Also, from a cultural standpoint, people aren't exactly psyched about Avril appropriating Japanese kawaii culture.

Avril calls her song Hello Kitty + asian backup dancers, Im sorry but if she werent so vapid Id call it racist but she dont know any better

CoMa@iamnotcoma

Avril calls her song Hello Kitty + asian backup dancers, Im sorry but if she werent so vapid Id call it racist but she dont know any better

01:45 PM - 22 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

the only thing i enjoyed about avril's hello kitty song was the pastel colours lmao tat video was damn racist

moe moe kyun@shizumeme

the only thing i enjoyed about avril's hello kitty song was the pastel colours lmao tat video was damn racist

12:51 PM - 22 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

ok avril lavigne's new song and video is just racist and ew ew ew NO WHY DO YOU WHITE ARTISTS DO THIS

thatmiranda@TheMirranda

ok avril lavigne's new song and video is just racist and ew ew ew NO WHY DO YOU WHITE ARTISTS DO THIS

01:24 PM - 22 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oh, and as if it couldn't get any worse? Chad Kroeger helped write it.

And it also might be about him too.

And lastly, just a reminder: Avril Lavigne is 29 years old...

...and "Complicated" came out 12 years ago.

UPDATE: It seems as though the video has been pulled down off YouTube for copyright. You can still watch it on her website though.

UPDATE: Avril Lavigne has responded to her controversial video.

RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…

Avril Lavigne@AvrilLavigne

RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…

10:05 PM - 23 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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