So, Arvil Lavigne goes out blazing with ‘oriental’ glee and went out with a Hello Kitty bang.
There’s no link for you to watch the terrible cultural appropriation, I rather not waste three of minutes of your life. There’s no need for you to fume and cringe. All she does is sing (in an slight ‘Asian’ tone) ‘arigatou’, ‘hello kitty’ and ‘kawaii’. It’s really not that cute.
Asian culture is not a ‘novelty’ to be dismissed and used as entertainment or one’s disposal.
Yeah, I’m looking at you America and Hollywood.
Still, have you noticed a pattern of a late?
Today was Arvil but before her was Gwen Sefani and her Harujuku posse; and Katy Perry with her geisha backdrop.
The thing is:
Asian women are not meant
to be your props;
Asian women are not your backdrops;
Neither are they ‘oriental’ displays;
ASIAN WOMEN ARE NOT YOUR
— The Two Chairs (@TheTwoChairs) April 23, 2014
Avril, honey. Pretending to be Japanese died around the same time as your “”punk”” image.
— Ellie | 김주혜 (@irrellievant) April 22, 2014
— Mabel Kwong (@TheMabelKwong) April 23, 2014
NEWSFLASH: ASIAN WOMEN ARE NOT A CUTE TREND.
— valar morghulis (@humancity) April 23, 2014