Anonymous asked:

How can you think that Avril Lavigne's new song is good? It's inappropriate, disgusting and racist. Japanese culture is not all about being kawii, but she takes ignorance to a whole new level with her sing Hello Kitty. It's disgusting open you eyes

outrageousavril:

Sorry if I’m ignorant but this is my opinion…

Firstly, the song is a Japan only single (as far as I am aware) and Avril has taken the opportunity to show her appreciation to all of her Japanese fans by filming a video there and using some Japanese language in one of her songs.

How is the song racist? It’s not about Japanese culture and it’s not disrespecting it. (There are countless J-pop artists that use English phrases in their songs so surely it’s not the language you’re referring to?)

Avril has not made a song about Japanese culture, it’s about a sleepover/having fun/her love of Hello Kitty

That’s where the idea came from - Hello Kitty is Japanese, Avril loves Japan and has many fans there - she often says “Minna saiko, arigato” at her concerts in Japan/that’s where she learnt it

The “Kawaii” is referring to Hello Kitty, she thinks Hello Kitty is kawaii and she is right!

All in all, I understand why parts of the video may be a bit problematic and easily misunderstood but Avril is in no way trying to be Japanese, making fun of the culture etc.

As you say Japanese culture is not “all about being kaw[a]ii” so how is it cultural appropriation? In the video she is dressed as Avril Lavigne and she is herself, having fun in Japan.

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fullmooney
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it’s just universally accepted that band geeks is the best episode of spongebob

Whoever’s the owner of the white sedan, you left your lights on
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becausefandom:

eisencorgi:

likeastairmaster:

if this isn’t at the end of TASM, I will probably cry

oh my god CAN YOU IMAGINE
 cap acting like his ~responsible older brother~ tony being all ~LOOK THOSE WEBSHOOTERS ARE A GREAT START BUT I THINK YOU ALSO NEED SOME LASERS OR SOME SHIT~  hulk being all ~HULK SORRY HE SMASH SPIDER THAT ONE TIME HULK NOT MEAN TO HURT PETER’S FAMILY~  natasha being all ~LET’S WORK ON YOUR HAND TO HAND SHALL WE~ and then just knocking him on his ass for a few hours  and hawkeye hitchin’ a ride on the web express every time he can meanwhile pepper and gwen get together for tea every thursday and mostly just rub their temples a lot

hulk being all ~HULK SORRY HE SMASH SPIDER THAT ONE TIME HULK NOT MEAN TO HURT PETER’S FAMILY~
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becausefandom:

eisencorgi:

likeastairmaster:

if this isn’t at the end of TASM, I will probably cry

oh my god CAN YOU IMAGINE
 cap acting like his ~responsible older brother~ tony being all ~LOOK THOSE WEBSHOOTERS ARE A GREAT START BUT I THINK YOU ALSO NEED SOME LASERS OR SOME SHIT~  hulk being all ~HULK SORRY HE SMASH SPIDER THAT ONE TIME HULK NOT MEAN TO HURT PETER’S FAMILY~  natasha being all ~LET’S WORK ON YOUR HAND TO HAND SHALL WE~ and then just knocking him on his ass for a few hours  and hawkeye hitchin’ a ride on the web express every time he can meanwhile pepper and gwen get together for tea every thursday and mostly just rub their temples a lot

hulk being all ~HULK SORRY HE SMASH SPIDER THAT ONE TIME HULK NOT MEAN TO HURT PETER’S FAMILY~
Zoom Info

becausefandom:

eisencorgi:

likeastairmaster:

if this isn’t at the end of TASM, I will probably cry

oh my god CAN YOU IMAGINE

hulk being all ~HULK SORRY HE SMASH SPIDER THAT ONE TIME HULK NOT MEAN TO HURT PETER’S FAMILY~