Avril Lavigne is laughing off charges of racism leveled against her since her "Hello Kitty" music video debuted yesterday.
Responding to the controversy on Twitter last night, Lavigne said, "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! 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." She even tweeted out a link to the video--which features silent Japanese backup dancers shadowing her while she giggles and eats sushi--encouraging her critics to watch it. So it's settled: Avril Lavigne's video IS definitely NOT RACIST!!!
Check out the video for yourself!