Avril Laughs Off Racist Video Claims
She tweeted about the controversy, " RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…"
She followed up her original tweet with one that explains that she flew to Tokyo to film the video specifically for "my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan."
This message from the singer comes after the video was pulled from YouTube, even though it did not seem to break any of the site's guidelines, leading many to believe it was pulled for being insensitive to Japanese culture. The clip is currently back on the site. Watch it here.
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