Avril Lavigne's new music video for "Hello Kitty," which features the singer parading around Tokyo with a group of four expressionless Asian women, has taken its share of rightful criticism since first popping up online on Tuesday (Apr. 24). On Wednesday night, the pop singer strode forward to laugh off claims that the bizarre clip was meant to ostracize her Japanese fan base.
"RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!!" Lavigne posted on Facebook and Twitter last night. "I love 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."