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Avril Lavigne is a Big Fat Ignoramus

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Not that it should come as any surprise to anyone that I don't like Avril Lavigne, that insipid bit of trash injected into an already messed up and worsening world.


JUST HOW IS IT THAT SOMEONE BECOMES THAT POPULAR WITH NONE OF THE LYRICS TO ANY OF HER SONGS EVER FITTING PROPERLY INTO THE TUNES?

But her new song is really irritating me. It's the one that goes:

Hey Hey You You
I don't like your girlfriend
No way No way
I think you need a new one
Hey Hey You You
I could be your girlfriend

She apparently did eight translations of this song into different languages. It's been said that she actually tried to learn the languages and worked with speech coaches because she wanted to be "respectful".

There is absolutely NOTHING respectful about a third person actively breaking up someone else's relationship, in ANY language, in ANY culture. People fawning all over this song is just VILE.

She did a Japanese and Mandarin version and her pronunciation still makes me violently ill.

And I'm glad she didn't go ahead with the Hindi version like originally planned. In a culture of arranged marriages, I don't imagine the casualness of the word "girlfriend" translates all that smoothly.

MORON.

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razorw
Mar. 18th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
That's just terrible. I just had a peek on youtube. Yuck!.
bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Oh man, I was sick just listening to it. I don't think I could handle watching it too. >K{
instinctive
Mar. 18th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
thank you. I think this is one of the stupidest songs I've ever heard and I heard a dj on the radio mention something about how many requests they've been getting or how popular it is and I just can't believe it.

the lyrics are STUPID. There's no depth, no... nothing interesting. Let me quote one part: "she's like, so whatever"

uh huh. thanks. how very succinct. I don't even have time to get into all the ways this song pisses me off and it infuriates me that there are actually people that like it and that it's apparently popular.

I'm gonna stop while I'm ahead. bottom line: I agree with you.
bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Yes, I think that's one of the most frightening things about it, to me. She's only canning and selling what people want.
fianna
Mar. 18th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
GUH.
bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Exactly. =\
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bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
It just boggles the mind.
deslea
Mar. 19th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
Well said.
bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks =)
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bride
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I don't quite understand it either. I had the thought that it might have something to do with self-esteem. Ie. people (both men and women, but especially women, so the argument goes) have such low self-esteem that they need to have a sense of belonging to a group.

They will agree with whatever the group says/thinks or even whatever they _think_ the group is saying or thinking, even if that group is doing something wrong or stupid. They do that just to feel like they're "fitting in" and being "accepted".

Yes, it's really sad.
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gelishan
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Man, I'm glad to see someone say this. Because I felt the same way, and reading about the 'universality' of the song made me sick a little inside.

(here from zhongwen.)
bride
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
What was really frightening was that my husband and I were having dinner in a restaurant and in the next table over, the three 8-10 year old girls were singing this song, acappella, in perfect unison, from start to finish.

Sometimes, it's truly unbelievable how far and how deep this bullshit reaches.

My husband said that kids don't really stop to think about the deeper meaning of the lyrics. They're just parrotting the words as they are and not thinking too much about it.

I'm not so sure, myself, but I really hope he's right.
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