WATCH: Avril Lavigne's not-so-super new video

Avril Lavigne's new video "Hello Kitty" is not winning any plaudits. Everyday music watchers and critics alike are calling the Japanese-inspired video garish and cringeworthy - even racist. She responded on Facebook to the reaction:

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.

The video was pulled from YouTube, but a newer version has been uploaded:

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