The Razz: BRITNEY IS UNDER MY SKIN; Avril Lavigne Blasts Spears for Putting Sex Appeal before Music

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The Razz: BRITNEY IS UNDER MY SKIN; Avril Lavigne Blasts Spears for Putting Sex Appeal before Music


Byline: LEE-ANN FULLERTON AND BEVERLEY LYONS

AVRIL LAVIGNE has hit out at Britney Spears, claiming her appeal is about nothing but sex.

The 19-year-old Canadian recently scored a No.1 album with Under MySkin.

And she reckons she's all about music while Britney, who has scored back-to-back No.1s with Toxic and Everytime, uses her figure and sex appeal to get success.

Avril said: 'I'm more about a performance, she's more about entertainment and sex, being a sex symbol and trying to look like she's having sex.'

That ploy doesn't seem to be damaging Britney's career however, or that of other singers like Christina Aguilera or Madonna who have based their whole careers on the adage that sex sells.

Next in line for Lavigne's scathing vitriol is rival teen singer and rising actress Hilary Duff, star of Lizzie McGuire and Cheaper By The Dozen.

Lavigne was accused of criticising fans for copying her style of wearing a tie over a tank top, and Duff, who has launched her own line of clothes, hit back.

'Hilary is a bitch for saying that,' growled Lavigne. 'Someone said I didn't like people copying me and they asked her how she felt about that. …

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