Yesterday, we told you about the controversy surrounding Avril Lavigne's racist Hello Kitty video - a clip so offensive it was banned by YouTube administrators even though it doesn't violate any of the site's rules.
Today, Avril responded using the tried and true method of embattled, bigoted celebs. It basically involves shaking your head in disbelief and saying, "What?! Me? Racist?!"
"RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!!" Avril tweeted yesterday, obviously giving this sensitive issue the mature consideration it deserves. "I love Japanese culture and I spend half my time in Japan..."
"I flew to Tokyo to shoot the video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan."
Sigh. So many problems with that "apology" we don't even know where to start: