Updated: Was Avril Lavigne’s Latest Music Video Banned From YouTube For Racism? You Decide [VIDEO]

Update 4/24/2014: And it’s back up on YouTube … Lavigne’s rep originally told MTV News that the video was taken down not because of the controversy, but because it had been up a day early. Looks like that may have been the case, but it’s still not stopping the racism accusations. Check it out below:

 


 

Has YouTube suddenly developed an aversion to all things Canadian? Or is the Great White North’s latest offering — a music video from Canuck Avril Lavigne simply too offensive for the video site?

 
 

Called “Hello Kitty,” the video is an “American Boy”-esque ode to all things Japan, only someone apparently found it a little too offensive for their tastes. Of course, YouTube never comments on ongoing incidents, so I’m not going to bark up that tree, but incredibly, they did tell MTV News that while it is not currently available on their site, they themselves did not take it down. So …

Where does that leave us? Well, the video is available on Avril’s site as well as Vimeo who doesn’t seem hamstrung by whatever issue YouTube apparently has with the video. In the end, we only ask that you watch it and make up your own mind. Is this a positive or negative representation of what Japan has to offer?

Share this video or we’ll drop an atom bomb on you. Yeah …

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