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`Hello Kitty` video is not racist: Avril Lavigne

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 14:41

London: Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has claimed that the new music video of her track `Hello Kitty` is not racist. The 29-year-old pop star defended the video after the critics slammed it, reportedly.

"Racist??? LOL!!! 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. (sic)," she tweeted.

Lavigne released the promo on April 22, which sees her singing Japanese phrases surrounded by a group of Asian dancers but it was later deleted due to the controversial content.

The singer insists the video was specifically for Japanese fans. A fan of the singer though took to Twitter to defend the promo and wrote, "They don`t understand that a large majority of your fanbase is Japanese. They are the racist ones for calling it "weird"! (sic)."

First Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 14:41
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