Avril Lavigne was going to have her show banned in Malaysia because she was deemed ‘too sexy’. Obviously it’s a cultural thing, a fanged woman who spits at people must be considered sexy by Malays. Kind of like a gentle vampire fantasy.
The show is no longer banned, so the 10,000 people who bought tickets will get to see their ‘idol’ in concert. Avril’s an idol? According to her she is.
The Muslim nation’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry announced earlier this week that the Canadian singer would not be allowed to perform two days before the nation will celebrate its Independence Day because “It’s not in the spirit of our National Day.
But it seems they’ve had a change of heart, and the show will go on as scheduled on August 29, says Lavigne.
“Well, I’ve actually been approved by the government to play a show,” she told MTV. “I’ve already sold 10,000 tickets there, so I will be going to put on a concert for the fans. They tend to, you know, sometimes not want Western artists in their country. I respect that, but at the same time, you know, there’s people that listen to music there and want to see their idols and stuff, so it’s all good: been approved by the government and [I’m] going to go put on a show and have fun.”
Does Avril think that everyone that attends a concert views her as an idol? I know that you’re paying quite a lot to see a show now, but just because you’re willing to pay doesn’t mean you idolize her.
The restriction on performers include no jumping, hugging or kissing on stage, no drugs promotion of offensive images, and keep yourself covered from neck to knees.
Avril is shown performing in Chicago on 3/21/2008. Credit: Adam Bielawski / PR Photos
I can’t imagine who would pay to see her…
People in small countries with strict religious laws where rock music, even wuss rock is considered a taboo treat- like Malaysia
Well, as long as she is subjecting US to that terrible music & personality…
I went to see Avril a few years ago, and I was disappointed. Folks who want to see a chick rock should check out The Distillers or Joan Jett.
wow, she is a real douchebag.
Not to defend her or anything, but I know its common in Japan, what we call a “star”, they call an “idol”, figure of speech. Could it be so in other Asian countries too? Though I don’t expect we could anticipate Avril being smart enough to understand that.
Another vapid, overly-blonde, no-talent, voiceless wonder.
“Folks who want to see a chick rock should check out The Distillers…”
You actually know who the Distillers are?!? I think I love you.
people of malaysia: do not look directly at this talentless little twit or you will be overwhelmed by her sexy, bad ass aura and start shopping at hot topic, streaking your hair pink and exhibiting other punk rock tendencies.
she looks ridiculous….
I don’t get this!
Whenever I open Celebitchy.com the last post I see is from Friday about Da Brat. And then I found this link at a different celeb blog… And I keep refreshing it and opening it with different browsers and nothing! What’s wrong? Celebitchy! Do others have this problem? Why? Why? Why????? 🙁
Avril sucks. Boo. Hiss. Next!
Rio said…You actually know who the Distillers are?!? I think I love you.
I know who the Dlisters are. Do you love me?
Oh. Distillers…I thought you said Dlisters.
Blanche, just curious…why did you leave the Distillers & choose to come here?
Ditto Nan. Curious minds want to know Blanche.
Are the the infamous “Your Mom ate the….”
From what I have read, DL commenters hate us.
Daisy, they even hate themselves…the owner of the blog let’s them comment to each other as though they are IMing on AOL or MSN. Who cares if you live in Jersey & love Stevie Nicks!? Nothing worse than reading the comments on the ‘caption this’ hoping to get a laugh & instead have to skim over personal dialogue about why the moving van hasn’t arrived w/their stuff yet. A little personal stuff here & there is fine, a ‘lil bonding okay but the comments there are not worth reading unless it is for the caption contest.
Everyday it is the same no life people who gang up on some other commenter, trying to outwit each other & telling the other commenter to leave. It’s jr. high played out by people 25+. I guess the blog owner just cares about hits & #’s, not about quality, like it is here. I just answered your question for you Blanche, now didn’t I?
Comparing the powder-puff punk of Avril to the legendary rock and roll/punk rock stylings of Joan Jett and Brody Armstrong is a bit simplistic, non?
I mean on the one hand you have a completely manufactured entity funded and promoted by corporate stooges (and the not Iggy’s kind of Stooges), and on the other hand you have tough-as-nails bitches who forged their way into a cultural/music scene that was primarily dominated by males. JJ and BA are the archetypes for female rockers everywhere. They defined the female rocker in each of their respective genres, through hard work, talent, ‘fuck you’ attitude, and the occasional “big break”. Avril is just some hobo record executes found on the side of the road and decided to play dress-up with.
The comments on Dlisted might be lame (haven’t had the patience to read more than a few), but Michael K is hilarious. LOVE HIM.
Nan, thanks for the explaination 😉
Codzilla, I agree, he is *shit choked on my coffee* funny. 😛
I had ran across a few comments where we BADettes are mocked. A few commented that they were going to drop by CB and give us hell on aj/ja threads. Hmmm, after checking CB’s ‘recent comments’, one is here right now.
I’m sure Avril’s sobbing into her million dollar satin sheets because she is no longer considered “taboo”. Avril based her entire career on shock value and her big mouth.
I post on DListed. I think Michael K’s hilarious, but a lot of the commenters are shallow twits, hence making it a little difficult to tolerate at times. I get bashed on there a lot because I don’t sit there and make fat jokes all day about women who aren’t even overweight.
i just don’t get it … why you people have that much hate to Avril , you don’t like what the girl sings then don’t listen to her music , don’t hate her for that , unless you have other reasons to hate her for … GOD , THE GIRL JUST SINGS .
haha, she is so tiny!
her feet are extremely small:\
(and yes, i was aware that petites have small proportions sometimes…)
but it still amuses me(:
by the way, who would pay money to see her!?
it’s a waste.
Orangejulius, Avril has talent and a great voice.