Being Canadian, I am “supposed” to like Avril Lavigne.
But why? She’s an irritating whiney little punk. And worse yet – she’s a one trick pony.
I will say however that I like the style evolution. I do think she looks good. But then she opens her mouth, and then she sings, and she tries to front all “original” but it’s the same old same old all over again and it’s hard to imagine anyone over 20 getting into the music, which she says is what it’s all about.
And THAT is the problem. Because Avril is 22 now. And at some point, appealing to 15 year olds is not going to be an option anymore, though “mature” Avril doesn’t seem to see it that way.
Interview with Jane magazine – some key hightlights:
On drugs: I’ve never done coke in my life, and I’m proud of that. Oh my god! I could never! I am 100 percent against drugs.
Like…I so totally believe her, don’t you?
And recounting an incident during which she beat the sh-t out of some heckler: “I remember being in Toronto, and walked into a CD store and some guy with spiky hair was all, ‘Hey, Avril!’ and then started lippin’ at me. I was like, ‘Okay, this is embarrassing, I’m just going to leave.’ So I’m walking down the street and the guy comes out of the store still yelling. I turn around, f--kin’ grab him and go, ‘What?’ And I f--kin’ knee him in the balls, throw him down, and his f--kin’ punk girlfriend comes over and goes, ‘What the f--k are you doing?’ And I go, ‘What the f--k are you doin’?’...I think it’s funny, but I wouldn’t do it now. I would just be like, ‘Okay, you’re a loser.’ Then I would leave.”
Problem is… she WOULD do it now – have you seen her latest video? Click here, get ready to Rossum
The song is called Girlfriend – catchy pop, not terribly offensive. But the video…the video is f*cking lame.
Premise: Avril likes a boy, he likes her back but he has a “dweeby” girlfriend (also played by Avril) who wears glasses and dresses like a school marm.
sh-t. How original. So “cool” Avril bullies “loser” Avril and publicly humiliates her and laughs when she falls into a portable toilet at the very end and of course the “better” Avril gets the guy and we’re all supposed to lose our sh-t over her creative brilliance… Because THAT is SO totally different from Sk8terboi, right?
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