Avril Lavigne tells Heath McCoy of the CanWest News Service that she’s bothered by the backlash from critics and hardcore punk fans who resent her image as a punk-pop hero. “I never called myself punk so don’t be mad at me and don’t hate me cause I’m labeled punk,” she says, sourly. “It’s the media who said that. Maybe people see an edge. I mean, I’m not the typical bubble-gum pop girl and my music’s a bit harder, so people labeled me that way. But it’s not me. … I’m clearly not punk and I don’t claim to be.” So how would she describe her music? “I consider myself to be a person,” she says. “I don’t like to stick labels on myself. That’s so stupid.”
Avril Lavigne’s Breakdown Fears
April 23, 2003 – WENN reports Avril Lavigne fears she’s on the verge of a breakdown because she finds herself fighting off tears in interviews. “I don’t event know what that is,” she admits. “There have been so many moments when I’m in the middle of an interview and I feel like I’m about to burst into tears because I can’t answer one more question.”
Avril Lavigne Supports Hemp Clothing
April 23, 2003 – Avril Lavigne has incorporated earth friendly hemp fiber into her trademark T-shirt program as she performs across the globe. Although it is unknown if the singer will sport the clothing on stage, her tour staff have been provided with Hemptown Brand Enviro T-Shirts prior to the start of her new tour that will take them through Canada, the U.S., Japan and Australia.