Well, it's official. This will NOT become an international incident, which is especially thankful since President Barack Obama just spent the last few days in Japan. That could've been WAY awkward.
Apparently, a Japanese official is saying that the music video for Avril Lavigne's Hello Kitty that has caused quite a controversy is actually not racist, and that, get this, Avril is being lauded as a cultural hero.
Wait, whaaaa? We totally did not expect that reaction!
Reportedly, those working at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. are okay with the video, and are saying that they believe deep down that she "had only good intentions when making the video."
Hmm this does seem to fit in with Avril's defense of the video, which cites her love of all things Japanese.
This official continued saying that they "would be happy if the discussions surrounding her song and music video results in more people discovering the beautiful and rich culture of Japan."
Well, Japan has spoken! Perhaps this will make some of the H8er bois (and girls) disappear?