Don’t Call Me Punk, Avril Lavigne Warns

addressed talk of her being a “punk rocker” in an interview with Reuters. “You know what’s so gay is, like, all these journalists are, like (saying in faux hushed reverence), ‘’s punk and she’s a rebel and she does punk rock music,”‘ Lavigne fumed. “It’s like, ‘OK, how stupid are you? … Do you even know what punk is?’ I am certainly not punk, and I hate it when people try to say that I am.”

Avril Lavigne Phones Into WBLI From Paris

May 27, 2004 – Avril Lavigne phoned into WBLI in Long Island earlier today to discuss her slot on BLI Summer Jam. Avril talked about wanting diet pop in her dressing room, but didn’t really care about what they gave her. She was in Paris, France today doing press for ‘Under My Skin’ and getting chased around by paparazzi. The 4 1/2 minute interview audio at wbli.com has since been removed.

Fans Working Overtime For Avril Lavigne

May 27, 2004 – Guy Dixon of the Toronto Globe and Mail profiled the free online promotion Avril Lavigne has been getting thanks to Sharifa Mohamed, who runs Avrilbandaids, which claims to be the biggest independent Avril Lavigne fan club on the internet. “I wanted the chance to support an artist who’s given me so much and has helped me so much in my life,” Mohamed said. “When Avril goes out and sells 10 million copies or 20 million copies of a record, I consider that a success on my part, basically.”

Damien Baits Bird Flippin’ Avril Into ‘TRL’ Doghouse

May 27, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports Avril Lavigne got her ‘Total Request Live’ appearance cut short after giving a middle fingered salute on the program that airs live on the east coast. Damien Fahey asked Lavigne what she thought of the media and the labels that critics have slapped on her, so Lavigne responded by thrusting her middle finger into the camera. In the post Janet Jackson breast flashing environment, ‘TRL’ producers were furious and told Lavigne she wouldn’t be able to perform a scheduled second song on the program. “It’s totally inappropriate to make that gesture on the air,” one MTV source complained, apparently giving Fahey a pass for tossing the flamebait question. “It’s a little disrespectful to the audience.”


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10 thoughts on “Don’t Call Me Punk, Avril Lavigne Warns

  1. popmaster167 says:

    She bipolar or what?! first when she comes out she’s all like skater chick and whatever and tries to imitate rock music and then even hangs out with rock stars,does she honestly expect not to be called a rock star?!

  2. JMAX says:

    No, the problem isn’t journalists saying she’s punk when she’s not. The problem is Avril saying she’s punk, when everyone else is telling her she’s not. Not only can’t the woman figure out whether she hates or respects other artists, she also doesn’t know what kind of music she sings.

  3. BLUEGEMINI7 says:

    AVRIL HAS BEEN VISITING POPDIRT. OF COURSE YOU ARE NOT PUNK NOW. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING DOWN ON YOU TOO HARD FOR YOUR WANNABE ATTITUDE. ACTUAL PUNK ROCKERS CLOWN YOU, AND IT HAS BECOME TO MUCH TO HANDLE SO YOU MUST SELL OUT AGAIN. POOR AVRIL, SHE’S AS SORRY AS THEY GET. SHE’S NOT EVEN GOOD AT BEEN A “POSER”. MAYBE IF SHE TRIED TO BE REAL AND HONEST FOR ONCE, SHE WOULDN’T MAKE HERSELF LOOK LIKE SUCH A FOOL.

  4. lilla says:

    do journalists say she’s a punk? I dunno I never pay attention. ok so lets all do what Avril says but by all means let her call Britney and Christina slut s and bad role models because we all know they don’t mind when people say it. if I wanna call her a punk its because I thinks she’s all talk and no action, her charade is bullsh**. she’s the fakest fake of all fakers

  5. maypillow11 says:

    Avril is an idiot. She thinks the only reason people hate her is because of that played out punk thing? People hate her because she is fake, manufactured, she lies, she is a hypocrite, she says she writes her own songs and plays guitar when she can’t, she makes up stories about bar fights to make herself seem cool, she disses other pop stars to make herself seem cool, she can’t sing…and the list goes on and on. And of course she is going to deny calling herself punk! Because the real punk rockers got mad at her for saying she was way back in the day when she was 17. And then she quickly took back what she said and made up an excuse that the press label her as punk but she doesn’t. But still that’s not the reason why so many hate Avril. And another thing, I have seen her say on TV that she was a skater, and she also referred to herself as a “rock chick” and she also said “I am a rebel because I don’t like following the rules”…and now she says she never said any of that. When it was on tv.

  6. Avril sucks says:

    WELL AVRIL MAY NOT BE PUNK BUT SHE’S DEFINITELY HEAVY METAL AND SHES LIKE TOTALLY HOT AND I LOVE HER MUSIC SO WHATEVER

  7. BootUpYourA$$ says:

    Punk? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Bubblegum punk, maybe. Poser punk, definitely. I still like her style and her music though. Then again, I like a bit of everything.

  8. Chloe says:

    The poser comments come from people who say she calls herself punk. If one were to read this and see how she’s not wanting to be called punk then the poser comments crash like TWA Flight 800.

    P.S. I am a fan of Avril.

  9. Bilal says:

    Avril Lavigne you r so beautiful and sweet

    and you a-holes she is not a punk

  10. blabla says:

    I think that she is a punk,if she wants or not…
    Because she does her own thing,and yeah,that’s what punk about!
    Be yourself,do what you want to do and give a sh!t what other people think of you.
    And her style is also a lot influenced by punk.
    But that’s just my opinion..

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