YMMV / Ashlee Simpson

  • Awesome Music: Depending on where you're coming from, young angsty/wangsty pop-rock-loving-teenagers can love Autobiography, people who suffered recent letdowns can love I Am Me and people who love a mishmash of sounds and Be Yourself theme can love Bittersweet World.
  • Deader Than Disco: As a pop star, at least. In the early 2000's she was one of the most popular singers on the market, with her debut album Autobiography going triple platinum. Then along came her disastrous SNL performance, followed shortly thereafter by another even more disastrous performance at the Orange Bowl. Together, these two incidents created the impression that Ashlee couldn't actually sing without studio help, and her music career was all but over. While she's had a bit more success as an actress, whenever she's brought up today, it's usually in the same breath as Milli Vanilli, as the punchline of jokes about lip-syncing and manufactured pop stars.
  • Ear Worm: You couldn't get "La La" out of your head, could you? It's even a song on Elite Beat Agents.
    • Even better is "L.O.V.E." L.O., L.O., L.O., L.O.V.E., L.O., L.O., L.O., I'M TALKIN' BOUT LOVE!!!!
  • Growing the Beard: Her voice is more empowered and stronger in Bittersweet World.
  • Mis-blamed: Most people thought she was lying when she said she lost her voice before the SNL incident and had to use a guiding track. As it turns out, during that same show, 60 Minutes was doing a story on Saturday Night Live and captured her during rehearsals having problems with her voice before it completely went away.
  • Never Live It Down: Her disastrous SNL and Orange Bowl performances. For the first, she was caught lip-synching and she tried covering it by doing a jig before leaving the stage. This likely had an impact on the second, where she was booed before her performance even ended.
  • Tear Jerker: "Say Goodbye", "Undiscovered", "Love Makes the World Go Round", "Rag Doll", "Unreachable", "Beautifully Broken", "Catch Me When I Fall".
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Why oh why did she have to get a nose job? Now she's just another person.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Bronx Mowgli. Really?