I guess this is what happens when you “come of age” in the media spotlight. These are the latest things said about Avril Lavigne and her new look:(taken from the new york post)
'Looks like original sk8er girl Avril Lavigne has got the Hollywood formula down pat - her appearance at Cannes this weekend staunchly solidified the commitment she made earlier this year to, um, totally sell out.
Yes, angsty Avril, our favorite little punk rebel, now chooses hairspray, peroxide and Hermes over Hot Topic. Gone is her jaded-teen sneer, her icy killer glare, and her heralding screw-it-all call to disgruntled teens around the world. Instead, her bleached-out wavy 'do and boobs-in-the-air-like-she-just-don't-care seem like they were lifted straight out of Pink's "Stupid Girl" video. '
"But this look will last about as long as the new moon," Cheban predicts. "Avril is a tomboy and a punk chick at heart, and there is no way she will keep this up."
I guess my question about the selling out is whether or not she is supposed to dress like a teenager for the rest of her life. Her first album came out in 2002…she was 18 or so. I don’t know about you, but between 18 and 22, I sure changed a lot. If you have been a “tomboy”, often that is the point in life where you think “you know, it would be nice to be pretty every so often” and “there’s really not too much wrong with being girly sometimes”. All of a sudden you actually like skirts and you’ve bought yourself some heels…and then the pink starts to creep into your wardrobe and you never look back.
Perhaps what it comes down to is the line “gone is her jaded-teen sneer”. Could it be that the jaded-teen sneer is gone because she is no longer that “jaded teen” of a few years ago? Could it be that rather than selling out, she's grown up a little and that she's an adult now?
So if she’s and adult now (who has that song running through their head? I know I do.) I guess that also means she will be fighting new battles…like telling her boyfriend to stop embarassing her by spitting on the paparazzi, learning how to smile for the camera instead of giving it the finger and people accusing her of selling out. If only we all had those kind of problems.