Weeaboocore HELLO KITTY … Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is Kyary-Pamyu-Pamyu* pandering with her sushi-snack-strutting down the streets of Tokyo in pink-bubblegum pop dampdreams in her new quoter leftHello Kitty Weeaboostepquoter right music video.

 

 
 
As we always say on the 3Yen, You Can Never Have Enough HELLO KITTY…


UPDATE:
Avril’s management is half-assed trying to the pull the video off from Avril Lavigne’s official YouTube site (HuffPost) but it is still up everywhere and on her website.

http://youtu.be/HzG_Hpex31Y
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I'm a pale alien salaryman, who worked more than 20+yr at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc" in Tokyo. The best term for me now is "o-yatoi gaikokujin" (お雇い外国人) alien hired-gun/consultant. Interests? Well...let's say nothing bores me but sleeping, slacking, snaking, snacking and surfing the Net are my obsessions although working out lifting weights and swimming is what I should be doing right now.

12 thoughts on “Weeaboocore HELLO KITTY … Avril Lavigne”

  1. (´⊙ω⊙`)
    Let’s all slumber party
    Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties
    Someone chuck a cupcake at me

    (2nd stanza, verse 1)
  2. That’s quite a trainwreck… menopause taking its toll ? and where did they find the 4 cadavers acting as background dancers ? a retirement house ?

  3. hahahahahahaha WTF?

    It’s just a shitty song/video with some Japanese words and a bunch or neon “kawaii” bullshit themed crap and featuring *gasp* robotic lemur backup dancers. It’s certainly horrible but offensive? Racist? Cultural appropriation? pwahahahahahahhaha yeah right

    Remember this gem?

  4. WS wrote:
    Not so sure. She is trying to be insulting I think.

    Don’t forget her past pseudo pissed off punk shtick…
    Like Marylin Manson being ‘blasphemous’… It’s just a trademark, not a statement…

  5. THAT’S RACIST!!!

    The bad news is, there’s no actual Hello Kitty cameo in Avril Lavigne’s new “Hello Kitty” music video. And the good news is… well, there is no good news. “Hello Kitty” is mewlingly terrible.

    So terrible, in fact, that it is not even on her official YouTube channel, although it can be viewed on fansites and as a non-YouTube version on her own website.

    Avril’s bizarrely bad new clip premiered Tuesday night, and the claws instantly came out on the Internet, with music fans calling out Avril (and by proxy, her husband, Chad Kroeger, who co-wrote the song) for ripping off Skrillex’s side-shaved haircut and Gwen Stefani’s “Harajuku Girls” shtick from more than a decade ago — not to mention for inappropriately appropriating Japanese culture.

    The video features the “Here’s to Never Growing Up” singer (who, incidentally, is now 29) gleefully snacking on sushi, guzzling sake, oddly switching between exaggerated British and Japanese accents, seemingly screaming a dubstep remix of Styx’s “Mr. Roboto,” and ramsacking a candy shop — all with a posse of her own fembotic, identically dressed Harajuku Girls in tow. It’s like a segment of that “Saturday Night Live” skit “J-Pop America Funtime Now,” except, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a parody.

    If inappropriately appropriating Japanese culture is racist, the Japanese government has a lot to answer for.

  6. Avril Lavigne responds to ‘racist’ video criticism by saying she loves Japan
    washingtonpost.com — Apr 25, 2014
    Avril Lavigne is going with an “LOLOLOL!!!” defense in response to those who are offended by her new Japan-themed song and music video, “Hello Kitty.”
    “RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan,” Lavigne tweeted. “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.”
    More… hello-kitty-Avril

  7. Avril’s amazing!! To all the people out there, you need to stop giving Avril such a hard time about this video, I think its beautiful and Avril’s style changes, she ain’t always gonna be a seventeen year old tomboy skater. She grows up just like anyone else. So right now she like girly stuff, she like pink, candy, and hello kitty. So suck it up, and deal with it. She shouldn’t have to change for anyone but her self.

  8. Avril Lavigne’s ‘Hello Kitty’ Video: ‘Favorable’ Reactions in Japan After Racism Controversy
    Billboard | May 02, 2014 | by Rob Schwartz
    Japanese citizens, meanwhile, view the candy cane fluff as a tribute, however shallow, to their homeland. The video logged 12 million views in a week.
    Hiro Ugaya, a Tokyo-based journalist and media commentator, is one of those forgivers. "I assume that images of cultures outside of one’s own in mass media are always different from the reality," he says, acknowledging that pop culture will reduce anything to a digestible pap. "When you’re trying to reach the majority of consumers, images tend to be lowest common dominator."
    Nobuyuki Hayashi, a well-known Tokyo-based tech and social media expert, concurs. "Searches in the Japanese Twittersphere and blogsphere show that most of the reactions were favorable," he says, adding, "The people who are blaming the artist for racism are non-Japanese … but most Japanese people are not taking it that seriously."
    More…

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    Judging from Avril and her Japanese film crew’s reactions and remarks in this “Behind the scenes of Hello Kitty” there’s no malice meant in the music video, just mega-derp.

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