Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) suggested that singer Avril Lavigne may get “canceled” for her 2002 hit “Sk8er Boi.”
“Has the delusional Left canceled Avril Lavigne for this yet?” Boebert tweeted with a clip from the video for the two-decade-old song about a failed heterosexual romance. The video was edited to only play the track’s iconic opening lines: “He was a boy/She was a girl/Can I make it any more obvious?”
Has the delusional Left canceled Avril Lavigne for this yet? pic.twitter.com/HgO5jpLFic
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 2, 2022
It’s hard to understand exactly what problem Boebert presumes “the delusional Left” would have with the song. The characters are fictional; if Lavigne says that they’re a boy and a girl who like each other at different points of their lives, then that’s what they are.
In response, people pointed out that her home state is facing bigger problems than 20-year-old Canadian pop hits. A wildfire raging in Colorado has destroyed 991 homes and three people have gone missing and may be dead.
The wildfire raging in your state right now has claimed over 1000 homes.
Thousands of people are displaced.
At least 2 people are missing and feared dead.
You are a disgrace to the people of your state and you are a stain on our Congress.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) January 2, 2022
Sorry to interrupt your Avril Lavigne memes, but what are you doing to help the thousands of people who are now homeless because of the fire in your state?
— I Hate Everyone (@HateU4Life) January 2, 2022
It’s like she doesn’t even know what to tweet about anymore.
— Evan (@daviddunn177) January 2, 2022
I don’t get it Boebert. What does Lavigne have to do with wild fires in the state of Colorado? Please explain.
— sergio (@sergio59380974) January 2, 2022
Keepin' it hip and timely with 20 year old songs.
Did this one come to mind because it was right around the time you were becoming a high school drop out?
— The Nicest Boy on this Website and App (@bikivindaloo) January 2, 2022