Monday, July 9, 2007

Avril Lavigne is Smart

She has been accused of plagiarism (or, as they say in court, copyright infringement). Her defense (which I hope for her sake is not her official "legal" defense), is that she only copied 5 words, and that, after all, everyone copies stuff from other people, so, you know, like, get off my case:

"[T]heir claim is based on five words! All songs share similar lyrics and emotions. As humans we speak one language."

Yes, truly, as humans we all speak one language. How beautifully fucking poignant. And factually inaccurate and, well, just really really dumb.

And also, look at this picture. Either she needs to head down to the battered woman's shelter pronto to have those shiners looked at, or her make-up guy is a crack addict with a blunt-tipped Sharpie and a hell of a funny sense of humor.

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