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Avril Lavigne slammed for ‘offensively racist’ Hello Kitty music video
National Post ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | National Post Staff

Posted on 04/23/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by rickmichaels

The critics are pouncing on Avril Lavigne.

The Canadian singer’s latest music video, for single Hello Kitty, has been met with almost universal scorn, with the four-minute long clip decried by critics as everything from lazy and embarrassing to “the worst thing you’ll watch all week.”

The video for Hello Kitty, the third single from Lavigne’s self-titled 2013 album, landed late Tuesday. In it, the pop songstress cavorts with a group of stonefaced Japanese women as she puts forward her best “arigato” and suggests that she and a pal “roll around in our underwear, how every silly kitty should be.”

The U.K. Mirror seemed lukewarm on the video, designating it “so bad that it’s actually quite good, a bit like anything by Rebecca Black.”

“Avril’s new song borrows some of Skrillex’s trademark noises,” The Mirror notes under a header claiming that Hello Kitty sounds like “a Skrillex song that got lodged in a dishwasher.”

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1 posted on 04/23/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

It seems all the right people hate it. I’ll have to hear it now. ;o)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWbGtAWi3QY


2 posted on 04/23/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rickmichaels

Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Bryan Adams...F*$# Canada!


3 posted on 04/23/2014 5:37:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Liberty Valance

Horriffic voice (even with my high frequency hearing loss), but I’d vote not guilty.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 5:39:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: rickmichaels
It's not the worst thing I will watch this week. That honor goes to the schmuck that killed himself by letting a subway train crush him (and spin him round and round like a blender) between the train and platform, and the schmuck that stood there and did nothing

The song is silly, and not very good, but not anywhere as bad/culturally dangerous as the (c)rap that gets put out on a daily basis. The snark media is creating another sensation, and is trying to justify its existence by acting like self important crank assess.

5 posted on 04/23/2014 5:39:27 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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6 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rickmichaels

May seem racist, but I don’t think all Caucasians should be judged by her.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 5:55:35 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: EEGator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BoO3_5tU8A

Now Now, the Canadian Government has Apologized for Bryan Adams on Several Occasions.

9 posted on 04/23/2014 6:04:49 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

LOL!


10 posted on 04/23/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade
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To: Liberty Valance

NO question that it is a dreadful video — unwatchable.

But this must be the wrong link — there is no racially offensive content in the video you linked to.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rickmichaels

Guess they forget Konichiwa B!tches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Co9GxHJg0


12 posted on 04/23/2014 7:04:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EEGator

13 posted on 04/23/2014 7:04:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

And she’s married to the guy from Nickleback.

So much suck, under one roof.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 7:06:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels
“the worst thing you’ll watch all week.”

Um, no. That would be a video of the latest hit by a rapper by the name of Fly Young Red.

Google it. I'm not gonna provide a link.

15 posted on 04/23/2014 7:06:07 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Liberty Valance

Poor Avril. She thinks she’s still seventeen.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Liberty Valance

Good God, that’s awful. I could only last 20 seconds, and that was too long. Hip hop sucks and it’s not music in any sense of the word.

But where’s the racism?


17 posted on 04/23/2014 7:15:50 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: rickmichaels

I think the critics are missing what she is doing. She is making a pitch for J(apanese)-Pop. J-Pop is loaded with this kind of kitsch, and having it led by a Canadian girl makes it that much more interesting to that audience.

Examples (you might as well turn off the noise and just look at the imagery. It just doesn’t translate here.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g


18 posted on 04/23/2014 8:16:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: rickmichaels; Gondring; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

19 posted on 04/23/2014 8:49:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: KC_Lion

Twice in one day!


20 posted on 04/24/2014 2:39:01 AM PDT by EEGator
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21 posted on 04/24/2014 2:40:18 AM PDT by EEGator
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