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A very un-pregnant Avril Lavigne shows off her slim tummy in Miami last week.

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There's some ill will against Avril Lavigne these days, and it's not coming from our direction.

Dancers in the Hollywood community are circulating an email amongst themselves, urging each other to boycott auditions for the singer and "songwriter"'s upcoming tour.

Why?

Because Avril is paying below industry standards!

Shady. Shady. Shady.

This is the email making the rounds:

"There will be an Avril Lavigne audition happening on Tuesday, February 5th that we are very concerned about. The tour's weekly rate is $1,250.00 inclusive of agency fee…after agency commission that would be $1,125.00 to you before taxes. Management has offered no additional perdiem and no plus agency fee, which is standard in our industry. We have expressed our concerns to Avril's management but they have decided to move forward regardless.

Our recommendation is that our clients and all dancers in the city spread the word to friends, fellow dancers, dance schools, etc. emphasizing how inappropriate these rates are. Hopefully your actions can send a message to management that the rates are unacceptable for an artist of this calibre and that they cannot hire professional dancers for these fees."

Update:

Lavinge's publicist tells us, "We have been told that the rates for the dancers are within the industry standard.

Avril prides herself in treating everyone on the tour with the utmost respect & consideration and pays them well within the industry standard."

Update #2:

A dance industry insider is denying Avril's claims.

They tell us, "There is an affiliation called Dancer's Alliance which is an organization of dancer's who promote the standardization of rates and working conditions for dancers. These standards are then promoted and fought for by the respective dance talent agencies. Although there are not Dancer's Alliance minimums for tours, here is a breakdown of the MINIMUMS for dancer's dancing with an artist for any given show. Tour weekly rates are negotiated based on several factors but this clearly outlines how low their rates are.

Rehearsals:
$175 + agency fees / 4 hours
$250 + agency fees / 8 hours

Shows:
$500 + agency fees / show

Travel:
$150 + agency fees / travel day

Per Diem:
$35 / day domestic

Keep in mind these are minimum rates that pretty much all major artists support. Avril's tour will average approximately 4 shows a week. At the current proposed rate that would be about $281/show after the 10% agency fees. The fact that her publicist is stating they are within industry standards is highly uninformed."

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142 comments to “Boycotting Avril”

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  1. ~I.P. Freely~ says – reply to this


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    SKANKY BITCH!!!

  2. ~K.O. Pectate~ says – reply to this


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    Does she offer medical??? :D

  3. TakeTHAT says – reply to this


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    Who let that mess out of the trailor park?

  4. perezlover says – reply to this


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    first

  5. gigi says – reply to this


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    This will give the dancers that suck a chance!
    STOOOOPID!!!

  6. SM says – reply to this


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    1st

  7. sara says – reply to this


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    nice nostrils avril

  8. Boozo says – reply to this


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    Maybe she will give them a box of her old clothes?

  9. LISA IN AZ says – reply to this


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    She just flat out disgusts me beyong belief.

  10. Candy-r says – reply to this


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    wow..what a cheapskate…
    third!

  11. firsttyyy says – reply to this


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    first

  12. I hate her! says – reply to this


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    1st!

  13. H3 says – reply to this


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    What is so funny, Perez, is you are always bashing Brittany, Avril etc and then when there is some real news about them, you suddenly take a different stance. You are a hypocrite.

  14. heather says – reply to this


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    shit, man, I make more than that, and I don't have a degree or any discernible talents, and all I do all day is play on the internet. and here I thought dancers and other performers at least got paid some decent cash for their hard work and hot bodies.

  15. S says – reply to this


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    $1000 a week to a dancer sounds pretty good to me!

  16. OSAMA BIN LOOTIN says – reply to this


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    1250 a week holy fuck they're over paid as it is!!!
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    WHO FUCKIN NEEDS DANCERS ANYWAYS… THERE IS NO PLACE IN A ROCK CONCERT FOR GAY ASS DANCERS!!…IT'S ROCK AND ROLL
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    MY SPACE DOT COM / WICKEDLESTER1263

  17. manda says – reply to this


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    Tramp!

  18. hate her says – reply to this


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    She looks like she could glow in the dark.

  19. mj says – reply to this


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    this isn't a britney or justin timberlake tour…avril lavigne dancers won't be working nearly as hard. performers should be happy to make $1,125 a week to do what they love and stop complaining. they should try waiting tables for $400 a week and going to school at the same time, then let's hear them bitch and moan.

  20. lisa says – reply to this


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    17th?

  21. MooMoo says – reply to this


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    I don't think the hard up dancers would turn up the $$$ it's just having to work with that CUNT that probably makes them not even bother!!

  22. Karen says – reply to this


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    Ummm 1225/week is a lot of money.
    How much are they expecting? If they worked all 52 weeks of the year, they'd be making almost $60k, and that's after taxes.

    Not bad for not needing any sort of education.

  23. 31st??! says – reply to this


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    31st??!

  24. i hope i guess right says – reply to this


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    #25???!!?

  25. alexis says – reply to this


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    UGH AVRIL NEEDS TO SUCK A BAG OF DICKS.

  26. DONT HATE FATSO says – reply to this


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    I am sure PLENTY of your wetback family member would be happy to be making that kind of $$$….its better than the $1 a day your mom gets for sucking off the masses….but then again the "fat gene" that thay all have would prob stop them from even trying out….isn't it sad that your future is obesity ( your present too) your a fat, dirty, mis-shapen muffin top!!!! THE ONLY THING SHADY IS THE 30 MILE RADIUS BELOW YOUR BELLY!!!!

    Its Britney Bitch xoxoxoxoxoxox

  27. SammyShoot says – reply to this


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    I'm ashamed of her. Being Canadian is less fun with Avril out there dragging the country's name through the dirt.
    What a bitch-whore.

  28. PurdueGal09 says – reply to this


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    Oh boo fucking hoo $1,125. I know tons of people that would take that kind of weekly pay. Its not like you really need to use your brain or a college degree to be a dancer.

  29. Stan says – reply to this


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    This is an antitrust violation.

  30. AVRIL ROCKS says – reply to this


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    There is no place in a rock concert for dancers.. unless your Motley Crue and the women are strippers… other than that leave the dancing to the queers like Justin Timberlake and all the other POP stars…hahahha

  31. hader says – reply to this


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    cheap douche bag. she's so PUNK!

  32. AVRIL ROCKS!! says – reply to this


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    I LOVE HER.. AND PEREZ GET OVER YOURSELF!! SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WAYYY BETTER THAN YOU!

  33. yawn says – reply to this


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    $60k a year to be a back up dancer - not bad for trained manual labor. People should be happy to get a job these days in the entertainment industry.

  34. Stella says – reply to this


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    … maybe it's in Canadian money…

  35. upstatestruggler says – reply to this


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    BOO FUCKING HOO. $1125 a week. it takes me a hell of a lot longer than that to make that kind of money and I actually have to THINK for a living.
    I doubt her 'dance routines' are very strenuous, either.
    sorry to be a hater. maybe she can cut them right out. look how much better conan is now without that extraneous masturbating gorilla.

  36. I SUPPORT BRITNEY says – reply to this


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    Re: DONT HATE FATSO – LMFAO!!!!!!!! SO TRUE!!!!!

  37. I AGREE says – reply to this


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  38. wannabe says – reply to this


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    see, im not a professional dancer (yet) and I don't care, I would audition

  39. chelbean says – reply to this


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    What a dumb bitch real punks don't have dancers. She's a fucking phony all over.

  40. erikita says – reply to this


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    wow. these professional dancers make more than a teacher. sickening.
    nothing against dancer. i was one growing up and until college. but it makes me sick to my stomach how these dancers make more than a job that requires so much and impacts the lives of many.

  41. Rebecca says – reply to this


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    give me a break. $1,125.00 isn't enough? wow I get paid half that a week. pffsh. they are just trying to make her look bad.

  42. shhh says – reply to this


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    the same goes for her sound guys too!

  43. MsLove says – reply to this


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    i feel no sympathy for the dancers cuz i would LOVE to make that much a week! Thats like how much i make a month. People are so greedy!

  44. Obsessed says – reply to this


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    She uses dancers? since when? ok now she's really a douchebag !!!!

  45. avril is over says – reply to this


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    why does she need backup dancers? for those stupid moves from her video girlfriend?? omg what a loser just like her lyrics this just in ur not 15 anymore!

  46. mjn says – reply to this


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    If that rate is below industry standards, then hell yeah, protest Avril. Being a dancer takes talent and for that they should be compensated as per established rates. I guess to some folks this may seem like a lot of money, but it's not really …and remember, they aren't being hired for 52 weeks a year. These folks go from gig to gig.

    Money ain't for nothing folks….

  47. Pagayucan says – reply to this


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    She doesn't need need dancers!

    Stop hating on Avril ! She makes good music.

  48. Kim says – reply to this


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    I read the 'Don't Hate Fatso' comment left by "Britney"
    What a loser. You are reading his website, making him money, clicking to ANOTHER page, making him more money and talking shit. You are truly a moron.
    "Your wetback family….fat gene…." I would venture a guess that your family has a cumulative IQ of 7.

    Keep clicking "Britney"

  49. Pagayucan says – reply to this


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    besides… i dont think there's gonna be any real dancing going on there. They're not gonna be dancing for Janet Jackson or Britney Spears.

    come on now !

  50. Paulie says – reply to this


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    you guys that are criticizing the dancers for wanting more than $1125 a week dont seem to realize that (a) these dancers will be away from home…and they still have to pay their own expenses (food) because shes not offering per diem AND they have to pay their expenses at home (b) tours only last so long… The rest of the time they DO have to wait tables because what real job would allow you to take off from work for 12 weeks? FYI dancers DO NOT work 52 weeks a year so theyre not making $60k a year! Avril's management or whoever is organizing the tour is being lame and unfair and I hope only wanna-bes show up for auditions.

  51. lar says – reply to this


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    She's Canadian.
    They are lucky not to get paid in beaver pelts and shiny beads.

  52. GABSYYYY says – reply to this


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    WHO CARES ABOUT AVRIL?? SHE IS SUCH A LOSERRRRR.
    NO TALENT BITCH!

  53. TRISHA says – reply to this


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    leave avril alone haters!

  54. Miss_Mankiller says – reply to this


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    Ok, I'm not a dancer and I have no idea what the current rates for them are, nor do I care.
    However, regardless of how much they make compared to us "normal" people, when it is known that an employer knowingly offers less then industry standards of any industry, those employed in that industry will have a problem with it.
    You can't blame people for demanding an employer pay to "industry standards" and fyi, LA isn't cheap!

  55. sam says – reply to this


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    Give me a break, these dancers are always hard up for money and their going to give up a chance for a job because they will earn a couple of bucks less.

  56. Lola says – reply to this


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    Oh boo freakin' hoo…do the math…thats roughly $65,000 a year before taxes…just for being a backup dancer! Some people would kill for that amount of money as a salary.

  57. Whatever says – reply to this


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    Whatever, I LOVE Avril
    they can say what they want. She amazing, and i sure she doesnt underpay..
    People need to stop with their trash talk.. grow up and find something better to do!

  58. lar says – reply to this


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    She's Canadian.
    They are lucky not to get paid in beaver pelts and shiny beads.
    Would you like some maple syrup on your poutine?

    For you dummies, a poutine is not what you think it is.
    You dirty minds!

  59. ANna says – reply to this


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    For god's sake perez. it isn't avril's fault tht her management pays low . im sure that she has no idea about . its not as if she doesnt have the money to pay will !avrilll u roccccck

  60. Ifeelya Pain says – reply to this


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    Hell ILL audition!!

  61. Brazilian_hot_boy says – reply to this


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    OH GOD ..
    I LIKE AVRIL .. AND I BOUGHT TICKETS TO SEE HAR ION NYC ..
    I DON'T WANNA see funking dancers and $1200 a week is more them enought to themm ..

    LOVE AVRILL… CAN'T WAIT TO SEE U LIVE

  62. hp_ddr says – reply to this


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    Yah, that much a week sounds like a lot of money but it's not like they make that all year round. I have a lot of dancer friends and they will work for a few weeks or a few months if they are lucky and then may not have another job for another few months. They are one of the lowest paid groups of people in the entertainment industry and they work twice as hard!

  63. ivana jercough says – reply to this


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    I want to split her with my nine inch cock .

  64. DANCERS? says – reply to this


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    Avril is an rtard. she's raking it in and then paying her dancers a pittance - and no per diam? Anything that makes you go on the road and give up your life calls for a daily allowance!

    and who the fuck needs dancers for a so-called rock band?

    Avril is a fucking phony through and through!

  65. ThisEndUp says – reply to this


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    This story is the biggest joke.
    Dancers are probably a dime a dozen in Hollywood.
    People stand in line waiting for the chance to get a job in show buisness
    and Perez really thinks some email is going to put this SUPERSTAR out of Biz?
    Yeah SUPERSTAR…..she makes more $$$$$ then you Perez…though I am sure thats not hard to do.

  66. Aubrey says – reply to this


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    I am more than sure plenty of people will still be in line to audition…that is STILL good money, especially for those that are just looking to get the experience on their resume. Smart move, actually. Do you honestly believe this petty e-mail will prevent Avril from having ANY dancers?? Please.

  67. kath says – reply to this


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    i dream of being paid $1,125 per week…

  68. JV says – reply to this


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    Uh, Perez, will you forward the 2nd paragraph of the email to my boss?

  69. Avril blows donkeys says – reply to this


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    Oh please, those dancers will be lined up around the block like cattle. They are so desperate for any type of work. Avril is smart, she's a cunt, but a smart cunt. Dancers need to get real jobs because ya can't dance forever!

  70. theo says – reply to this


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    she has dancers now? i thought this nerd was supposed to be "punk rock"? drop dead you talentless leech!!

  71. Kim says – reply to this


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    The more I read about her the more I dislike her.

  72. shizdoodlez says – reply to this


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    what a douche!

  73. Hyde says – reply to this


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    Uh, that's more than a lot of people make. I don't like Avril, but wtf is the dancers' problem??

  74. m says – reply to this


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    wow…get a tan.

  75. Escape says – reply to this


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    Anyone know which brand of sunglasses she is wearing?

  76. d says – reply to this


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    come on now, how many of us make 1200 a week? i'll take it

  77. SB says – reply to this


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    The email-writers need to shut the fuck up. Its hard living life as a dancer, so they need to take any oppurtunity they can get. Plus how many of Avril's songs are even dancable? Why pay so much for dancers anyway?

  78. hmmm says – reply to this


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    Look at the top. "a very un-pregnant avril" Is she the blind Item from before?

  79. Ryan says – reply to this


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    My birthday is on the 5th :D

  80. hmmm says – reply to this


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    Nevermind that had to have been about Lilly cause it says "frown" at the end. But why does it say un-pregnant? anyone know?

  81. amy says – reply to this


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    how punk rock is that a belly ring?

  82. good lord! says – reply to this


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    Geez, that's just about what I make in two weeks for using my brain. Although I don't need to have a nice body or trendy clothes or be hired on a superficial basis so I guess they would need more money to look good.
    Beauty fades but education lasts a lifetime bitches! I'll be making more then them in 10 years because no one wants a dancer over 35 in their videos!
    w00t!

  83. blablabla says – reply to this


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    and she looks SOOOO Happy…
    …alone…
    …with her kikapoo joy juice
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    Wassa matter pookie, did the maid turn down the wrong side of the bed for you last night???
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    Hope you get your dancers hun…
    REALLY HOPE they PUSH YOU OFF THE STAGE!!!!

  84. sandra says – reply to this


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    Why does someone who is supposed to be "punk" even need to have dancers?

  85. Astro says – reply to this


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    Avril needs a STIFF ROCK HARD COCK in her ass - make her walk funny for a week and then MAYBE she will come to her senses.

  86. shaniqua says – reply to this


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    she looks like jack frost in a bikini

  87. IanLandry says – reply to this


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    I LOVE YOU AVRIL LAVIGNE !!!

  88. ihateavril says – reply to this


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    she is awful! this is totally unacceptable. nobody should support an artist like this. BOYCOTT AVRIL!!! (not that i listen to her terrible music anyway)

  89. Jordy says – reply to this


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    Did you SEE the "UPDATE", duh!

    Avril did nothing wrong after all. You are so quick to judge, before you have the facts.

    Update:
    Lavinge's publicist tells us, "We have been told that the rates for the dancers are within the industry standard.
    Avril prides herself in treating everyone on the tour with the utmost respect & consideration and pays them well within the industry standard."

    You are so quick to judge, before you have the facts. Avril did nothing wrong after all.

  90. da truf says – reply to this


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    60 k is nothing.

  91. Barry says – reply to this


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    Why does someone who considers herself a rawk grrrrrl want with dancers on a tour anyway. She's far from a rock chick anyway. She's got all the stage presence of a turd.

  92. Perez Sucks! says – reply to this


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    Oh please Mario! "Our industry". Youre a stupid tool! Your industry is nothing related to showbiz. You are nothing but a wannabe. Youre not a star, youre not a celebrity, youre not even papparazzi! Youre the lowest in the barrel, a bottom feeder that steals others photos, puts your stamp on them, then spews inane crap (mostly about women and children). You and the fat girls that work for you cant spell (or find the spell check button). Youre a gross, fat, pig faced, fake tan, wannabe white girl bitch.

  93. princess patricia says – reply to this


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    re: lar

    i believe i speak for all canadian when I say "YOUR A FUCKING IDIOT!"

  94. Canuck says – reply to this


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    To Lar: And if she was American her dancers could expect to be paid in what, grilled-cheese sandwiches and dead Iraqui children?

  95. mili says – reply to this


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    AVRIL ROCKS LLOOSERS
    SO CHUT THE HELL UP
    OK? :)
    IM GOING TO SEVEN OF HER CONCERTS IN USA AND CANADA AND SHES THE BEST

  96. Joey Ramone says – reply to this


    96

    back up dancers are wicked punk rock

  97. paige says – reply to this


    97

    I wish I made that kind of money. Maybe if these dancers had to hold a real job for a while they would realize they don't have it so bad.

  98. skank2bank says – reply to this


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    hmmm not a fan but she is looking good in her bikini

  99. theo says – reply to this


    99

    Re: mili – Why the hell would you admit that you boob!

  100. GERALDINE says – reply to this


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    Working for Avril is like working for the Wal-Mart family!!!!

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