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Avril Lavigne responds to backlash over 'Hello Kitty' video
Avril Lavigne responds to backlash over 'Hello Kitty' video

Avril Lavigne has answered critics who've labeled her new "Hello Kitty" video as racist. It appears Ms. Lavigne begs to disagree. "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…," she tweeted Wednesday, "…specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan. The tune, co-written with hubby Chad Kroger of Nickelback, is heavy on references to Japan's "kawaii" culture, which encompasses all things cute. Think Sanrio's Hello Kitty line, cupcakes, candy — or don't bother with...

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