YMMV: Avril Lavigne

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Avril is a vampire. Specifically, the stranger from "I'm With You" turned her and Under My Skin was inspired by someone that she accidentally killed. "Here's To Never Growing Up" is her vampire anthem.
    • Her reasons for breaking up with Deryck Whibley. Many people feel she had a right to move on, while others aren't too happy, mainly because many believed Avril helped Deryck stay sober. It's rather uncomfortable considering that Deryck's ended up suffering from kidney failure.
  • Awesome Music: "Keep Holding On", "Contagious", "Fall To Pieces", "When You're Gone", "Complicated". Arguably "Alice" as well.
  • Crack Pairing: Anyone see Avril/Winnie Cooper happening? Well it did in her "Rock and Roll" video
  • Designated Hero: In her music video "Girlfriend," an Alpha Bitch plays one.
  • Ear Worm: "Girlfriend".
    • "Minna sako arigato… k-k-k-kawaii!"
    • "Sk8er Boi". There is a reason why 11 years later, it is still one of, if not the most recognisable song she has done.
    • "Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?"
    • And from her new Self-Titled Album - Rock N Roll.
  • Fridge Horror: In the "Girlfriend" music video, the nerdy girl gets hit in the head with a golfball and falls in a decorative river. Those things are notorious for being bacteria-riddled, so one hopes she didn't get any in her mouth. And, later, she's still stumbling around, which means she probably has a concussion.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The video for Nobody's Home featured a homeless version of Avril and a shallow/spoiled version of Avril. Her default look in recent years looks basically exactly like the shallow version of her from that video.
  • Hollywood Homely: Look at the nerdy girl in the "Girlfriend" video. Word of God says it's satirical with Misaimed Fandom.
    • Reinforcing the satirical interpretation is the fact that the nerdy girl and the bitchy girl are both played by Avril.
  • Internet Backdraft: Many debates raged over her "authenticity" as a punk icon.
    • "Hello Kitty" has incited several flame wars. Aside from debates over its quality and whether the music video is offensive or not, the Dubstep elements don't help it either. Fans of the genre call it a cheap knock-off song created to cash in on dubstep having become a mainstream thing, non-fans just hate it due to their pre-existing dislike of the genre, and others find it to be fitting for the song.
  • Iron Woobie: "Get Over It"
  • Love It or Hate It: "Hello Kitty".
    • The music video is either cute, fun and silly, or it's incredibly stupid, offensive, and shallow.
    • The song itself. It's either a fun, catchy song, or the worst song she's ever done and a horrid mess.
    • "Girlfriend". Some see this as a anthem for Alpha Bitches. Others as a satirical black comedy.
  • Memetic Mutation: Hey, hey, you, you.
  • Memetic Outfit: Sleeveless shirt and necktie.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: She managed to keep her relationship with Chad Kroeger a secret until they were engaged.
  • Signature Song: It's either "Complicated" or "Sk8er Boi" from the Let Go era, or "Girlfriend" from The Best Damn Thing era.
  • Tear Jerker: "When You're Gone", "Slipped Away".
    • "Nobody's Home" as well.
    • Her live performance of her song "Tomorrow". The fact that she sang it in dedication to her grandfather who had passed away that same night, it really sets the bar.
    • "My Happy Ending" also is this.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Her old goth/punk fanbase left by the boatloads the moment "Girlfriend" came out. The backlash was pretty brutal - her fans considered her to be One of Us who "got" them and their lives and experiences and felt she spoke both to them and for them.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Subverted. "Under My Skin" is disliked due to the amount of Breakup Songs and Darker and Edgier tone. Avril herself isn't too fond of it, claiming that "The Best Damn Thing" was her wanting to just have fun in music again.
  • Wangst: "Under My Skin" could be accused of this at times with the Lyrical Dissonance and the many Breakup Songs it contains.