Avril Lavigne was cruelly mistreated as a kid.
For being forced by her mom to go see a Britney Spears concert.
The punky Canadian pop star, who may or may not have had plastic surgery, tells Jane magazine that she had to swallow (heh, heh) a whole live concert's worth of the older, more successful and more troubled pop tart - who's only three years Lavigne's senior.
"My mom made me go to a Britney Spears concert when I was young. I was like, â€˜No I don't want to.' She was like, â€˜If you're going to be a performer, you need to see other people."
An interesting theory. One wonders if Bobby Brown's parents - in an attempt to introduce him to other abusive derelicts of society - forced him to go watch Ike Turner perform in concert or O.J. Simpson play football.
Lavigne further disses Britney Spears, saying that no one would've objected to her spitting at a paparazzo's camera, as was well documented last year, if Spears hadn't been, like, wearing no pants that week.
Sure thing, Avril. You and Deryck Whibley can diss Britney and try to justify your own despicable actions all you want, but that won't change the indisputable fact that you're cut-rate, hack, wannabe rockers.
You're one step above Sanjaya Malakar, peeps - and he's gaining fast. And it's like that. What.