Morning Sideboob: Avril Lavigne LOLs at Your Cultural Appropriation Accusations

Morning Sideboob: Avril Lavigne LOLs at Your Cultural Appropriation Accusations

She’s Totes in Love With Japan, OK?

We’re starting to miss “Sk8tr Boi,” tie-wearing-era Avril, when she had her youth to blame for her stupidity. But the 29-year-old is proving that she really meant it when she sang “Here’s to Never Growing Up.”

Avril’s latest video for “Hello Kitty” hit the World Wide Web this week, and reactions ranged from utterly confused…

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…to incredibly offended.

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Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6NnZBv6pQ

But Avril, ever the wordsmith, explained away the backlash with the wave of her liquid crayon:

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 only good part of this whole thing is imagining her Cro-Magnon husband, Chad Krueger of Nickback fame (?), sitting down to co-write the song’s lyrics.

“Mom’s not home tonight/So we can roll around, have a pillow fight/Like a major rager OMFG/Let’s all slumber party/Like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties/Someone chuck a cupcake at me.”

Really, bro?

Justin Bieber Insults Japan With Visit to War Shrine

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Yeah, Avril isn’t the only one. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing because Justin Bieber is also playing damage control after posting photos of himself on Instagram at Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine. The memorial was constructed to honor those who died in combat but has become a source of controversy because the honor extends to 14 convicted war criminals.

Not surprisingy, JB had no knowledge of the backstory and just thought it’d be a dope place to shoot some selfies. He posted this image to Instagram with this caption: “Thank you for your blessings.”

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He was quickly schooled via Twitter.

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Believe it or not, Justin actually took responsibility and apologized.

While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan.

…pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine…? WT…? They speak English in Canada, right?

Cameron Diaz Is a Stinky Oversharer

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Press tours have to be tiring. Most celebs just practice their canned responses and recite them line for line until they can go head back to their mansions. But not Cameron Diaz. She likes to go off script on tangents and share all kinds of personal information no one really needs to know.

Cameron’s currently making the rounds to promote The Other Woman and is letting it all flow out of her mouth. Instead of talking about, you know, the movie, she’s talked about how she doesn’t believe in monogamy, how she may or may not be bisexual, and that her pits like it au natural.

She told E! News:

I don’t believe in antiperspirant. It’s really bad for you. I haven’t used it for almost 20 years. You’re stinky, because you use antiperspirant. It keeps all the stink in.

And for men, who tend to be a little mustier?

Let it go and just trim your armpit hair so it doesn’t hold onto the scent.

Now we’re seeing why the monogamy thing may not be working out for her.

Sideboob of the Day

Heidi Klum took a break from frolicking topless on the beach in Mexico to attend an “America’s Got Talent” Season 9 event.

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[Photo of Heidi Klum by PR Photos]

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  • Annie Towne

    I am starting to get tired of “cultural appropriation” accusations getting hurled at white people by other white people. It feels like point-scoring to me. The protests about Bieber were made by people who actually have a stake in the issue, which is appropriate. I, who am of mixed blood, recently defended Shailene Woodley over on Autostraddle when a bunch of white women accused her of cultural appropriation because she drinks herbal tea and wears a Navajo necklace (and made a very naive and silly but not even remotely egregious comment about “Native American” spirituality) because that was just ridiculous. I’m not defending Lavigne, but it seems to me that it should be Japanese people who call her out on this, if indeed it’s something to be called out about. It’s interesting that no one questions appropriating people of color’s right to cry foul for themselves, to arbitrate for themselves what is and isn’t important enough to get worked up over. Now that would be respectful.

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  • I am 100% certain that Avril Lavigne’s latest work is actually a love song directed at a Helly Kitty™ vibrator.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Yet another aspect of the epic fail that is Nickelback

  • vreejack

    I was sitting in with some guitar players and I asked “but who IS Nickelback?” And nobody actually knew. I have no idea what this means.