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Lauren Boebert says the left wants to cancel Avril Lavigne for singing about straight people

U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert speaking with attendees at the 2021 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.
U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert speaking with attendees at the 2021 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.Photo: Gage Skidmore

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?”

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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.

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