Ylvis does a fucking song about what a Fox says and it becomes a YouTube hit and a children’s book.
Avril Lavigne does one little fun song about Hello Kitty for her Japanese fans and she gets called a racist and it gets labeled the worst song ever.
Misogyny at it’s best ladies and gentlemen.
ok i need to clear something apparently people have been calling me an idiot for comparing these songs buuuuuut… I.DID.NOT.COMPARE.THESE.SONGS.BASED.ON.RACISM. do you REALLY believe that I think “What Does the Fox Say?” is racist? i was comparing them on the fact that they’re both really ridiculously written song (no offense to the Ylvis fandom) but is it weird that a dumb song written by two men gets famous but a dumb song written by a woman gets completely scrutinized? THAT’S WHY I THOUGHT IT WAS MISOGYNISTIC. but if it’s not then I’m sorry. I guess I really am stupid.
Like seriously I understand all you ex weaboo’s feeling second hand embarrassment and projecting your own self hate onto Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty video and such and I understand, it’s a pretty bad song/video.
However, can you white, middle class keyboard warriors stop trying to find offence/racism in EVERYTHING? Seriously, using Japanese words in a song is akin to Japanese singers using English in theirs. Ultra-Liberal white people, please stop trying to be offended and/or speaking on behalf of the Japanese people. I’m pretty sure they can manage by themselves.
And the last time I went to my local mall here In Japan, the song was playing so I guess they don’t hate it all that much. hmmm
tumblr has absolutely no right to make fun of avril lavigne for making a japanese-themed song for fun when just 6 months ago you guys were singing “what does the fox say” with heart and soul. Get over yourselves.
just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing