gunrunnerhell:

"It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

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the-wolfbats:

Can we have another “Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.” post with the words

  • their 
  • okay
  • but
  • though
  • say
  • no
  • and
  • left
  • around
  • me

“But the Bible says…”

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thenimbus:

chick-hen-roost-her:

i never get sick of this guys puns

Bo Burnham

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nippled:

annoying online and irl

xen-dance:

this is modern art

etall:

How about that episode

starbladek:

I DONT KNOW WHICH ONE IS MY FAVORITE

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rin-kagamein:

If avril lavigne wrote a song about Hello Kitty, maybe Kyary Pamyu Pamyu can write a song about IDK Cornell Sanders or the Kool Aid man or some shit, and do exactly what Avril did in her video, but replace the Asian girls with American girls and the candy store with KFC. Oh, and she can wear burgers on her skirt and say occasional stereotypical American words/phrases like ‘Freedom’ n shit

You think this is really offensive but honestly I would love to see this

somebody make this happen

savagesongs:

I am firmly against cultural appropriation, but I don’t agree with the statements saying that Avril Lavigne’s new video for “Hello Kitty” is appropriating Japanese Culture.

Almost all of Avril’s fanbase exists in Japan. This particular song and video were made specifically to cater to her Japanese fans. The video was shot in Japan, and the video has only been promoted through Japanese TV shows, etc. The song is being released as a single in Asia only, not North America. The whole entire purpose of this song and video was to produce something for her Japanese fans. Plus, the girls aren’t even sexualized as some are saying in the video. 

Avril is not marketing this song across the globe. It’s not uploaded to her vevo account even. The thing is that she made this video for her japanese fans

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rivalclownfish:

1) Avril Lavigne releases dehumanizing video.
2) SJWs go nuts over the appropriation and show it to everyone.
3) Video gets millions of views.
4) Avril Lavigne ends up making more money than if she released a good video.

They’ve figured out the new formula for success.

realtimelord:

avril why

i guess it’s time for us to 

let go

Anonymous sent:

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.

Even though her bland pronunciation of the Japanese phrases makes me cringe (she had better pronunciation in the Japanese vers. of Girlfriend tbh), people really need to understand that this why Avril did what she did.