The latest news about the Hello Kitty singer Avril Lavigne shows that she may want to appease her fans with Meet and Greet photo sessions but she’s gone all Police in terms of personal space, like the song says Don’t Stand So Close To Me. Apparently while down south of the border, as in way south; beyond Mexico and winding up in Brazil south, fans were paying around $400 a pop to get their picture taken with their Sk8er Boi idol.
So according to all those that claim to know these things, Avril Lavigne’s J-pop salute is racist, I beg to differ, it is not, it is kawaii. Let me explain. Quite a lot of people have been explaining that the opening line, “Mina saiko arigato,” translates to “I’m rocking thanks.” They have, thus far left out the translation for kawaii. For those that are curious, it means cute.