Washington: Avril Lavigne has been called "racist" and heavily criticized for her latest music video 'Hello Kitty'.

Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne. Pic/Santa Banta 

According to E! Online, the 29-year-old singer's music video shows her parading in a tutu while she shouts out Japanese phrases to a mass of Asian dancers behind her.

The video, which was taken down as soon as it was uploaded, has reappeared on YouTube, and received a total of 702 disapproval rating and only 473 'likes'.