We mentioned last month that Avril Lavigne's "hard core fans" were on a mission to make her video for the song Girlfriend the most played ever on YouTube.
Well, as of Friday morning, Team Avril toppled the now former #1 spot holder, the Evolution of Dance video, with 92,696,978 views.
BUT, Douchette Supremo's video didn't get there by legit means!
As we've previously reported - and corroborated by Wired - a website was created to automatically play the Girlfriend video every 15 seconds. Avril's fans inflated her play counts, propelling her vid to "most viewed" ever.
Avril's "Band Aids" plan to use this shady tactic til her vid gets to the 100 million views mark, the first-ever to do so on YouTube.
YouTube's policy is to remove videos from the most-played section if they discover that their view count system has been gamed.
Why haven't they done that??????
YouTube still has April's video listed in the site's "most viewed of all time" category.
Wired went on to reveal that YouTube has probably turned a blind eye to Avril's shadiness because the site's making advertising money off of the fake views.
Shady Lavigne's manager revealed the following at a business conference in London on Thursday:
"there's about a $2 million check waiting for her for all her YouTube plays."
Douchette and her managers are getting a cut of YouTube advertising sales money! Money they didn't even get by legit means!
We hope the shadily earned money is going to a charity.
[Image via WENN.]