It doesn’t take much to string up controversy these days. Chrissy Teigen can’t paint her child’s nails. Tori Spelling can’t sell you sugary muffins. Well, add Avril Lavigne to the list of controversial figures. But there’s nothing to do with parenting here; this is about religious sensitivity. Avril has made some Christians angry because of her newest single I’m In Love With The Devil. No word if she wrote that song while with Chard Kroeger.
Alternative Press reports that there are a lot of uber-Christians who don’t fully understand the use of symbolism in art forms. Not that I’m calling Avril Lavigne music “art” but to some people it is and to those people I say: “I love, Sk8ter Boi.” It seems that 34-year-old Avril Lavigne–who will dress like a 16-year-old until the day she dies… and gets replaced by another clone, who will also dress the same–has pissed people off with her new song.
To promote the newest single from her album Head Above Water, Avril recently tossed up some pictures to her Instagram account from I’m-assuming her new music video? Or maybe she just wanted to do some low-grade Hot Topic Stevie Nicks cosplay?
Other people took issue with the religious imagery? Which is weird, because I mean, Avril’s ratty weave is much, much, much, much more offensive. But still they were more pissed about the whole loving-the-devil-thing. People commented:
“You need Jesus. What was up with the last single, head above water? God saved you and blessed you with another opportunity to choose. Now you have this crap?”
“Man, what a shame. I’ve been a fan since you came out, this is a turnoff. Get your soul right with Jesus. Only one who can save you, yet you hold his cross and blaspheme his name? I pray for your salvation.”
“I’ll hv to unfollow you now… how can you fall in love with Devil when God created you with amazing talend which made so famous…. Thank God for the blessings not Devil…”
“Are u Christian? Or you are mocking of Jesús?”
That guy is so pissed he put an accent on Jesus’ name! Accent on The Lord!
I don’t think I need to tell you that the song is about being in love with a man you shouldn’t be and not Lucifer, Fallen Angel Turned King Of Hell–so I won’t bother. And you can listen to the song below but no offense, I actually preferred watching the full Charlie’s Angels trailer which played as an ad beforehand. I closed the window forty-seconds after the trailer ended. If you’re going to piss off the Christians at least make the song good.