VIDEO: Avril Lavigne Drops “F” Bomb At Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Game Family Event

Hear Avril Lavigne’s “F” word offense with your own ears in this newly unveiled video!

Punk-pop goddess Avril Lavigne dropped the “F” bomb at a concert. How does this possibly spark a controversy? Well, as they say about real estate, it’s all about “location, location, location.” If this had happened (and likely does happen routinely) at a ticketed Avril Lavigne concert, I doubt anybody’s going to make an issue of it. But the many family-minded baseball fans who gathered for a post-game pop concert with their kids certainly weren’t expecting the salty language Avril is known for.

Is this being blown out of proportion? Depends on what side of the field you’re on. Major League Baseball has been offering up a bunch of post-game musical entertainment this year, with major recording acts entertaining fans for free, giving plenty of added value to their ticket. Shortly after the conclusion of the game, a stage is quickly set up, usually on the field of play itself, and the performance begins.

Avril Lavigne Drops the "F" Bomb at post-baseball game concert in Tampa FL
^ Avril Lavigne performs at Tropicana Field (Jeff O’Kelley / Splash News)

On Saturday, May 28th, one of the biggest stars in music, Avril Lavigne, was all set to play her show at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, the home field of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Rays had just lost 7-3 to the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians (so many fans in the announced crowd of 24,717 were probably quietly grumbling the “F” word to themselves, ironically).

And as for Avril, she was in a good mood, Tweeting “I just threw the opening pitch and playing a concert after the game! Fun :)”

But she had no sooner stepped into the batter’s box when she found herself flailing at a big league curveball. Seems that not one, but two of her microphones during the set opener did not work! Here’s the video of “What The Hell?” that literally left Avril asking that very same question as her voice was inaudible against the music being played behind her:

And now, the “F” bombs. Here is the video, newly unveiled, of Avril’s offense against propriety. It occurs directly after the video embedded above:

At the beginning of the video, you can hear her remark derisively “Yeah, this is a f***ing live show on a f***ing baseball field”. After her pottymouth utterances, she leads her crowd in a sing-along reprise of “What the Hell”, right before starting her big hit “Sk8er Boi”.

And you know what? I find that far more offensive than I do the “F” bombs. Granted, I wouldn’t voluntarily expose my impressionable daughter or nieces to entertainers that flagrantly drop vulgarities. But even more cringe-inducing to me is the sing-along she encourages from her fans. Watch the video and listen along as Avril and her teenage fans sing the following lyrics:

“You say that I’m messing with your head
All ’cause I was making out with your friend
Love hurts whether it’s right or wrong
I can’t stop ’cause I’m having too much fun”

Boy, now there’s some classic passive-aggressive rationalizing! Is this the kind of thing you’d want to hear come out of the mouth of your kid? To paraphrase: “I’m not messing with your mind just because I’m making out with your boyfriend! Geez! What kind of insane thought is that? Oh, and by the way, I’m not going to stop doing it because it’s fun, m’kay? So suck it up and deal with it…”

I mean, really!

And then there’s the rest of the sing-along:

“All my life I’ve been good,
But now…
I’m thinking, ‘what the hell?’
All I want is to mess around
And I don’t really care about…

If you love me
If you hate me
You can’t save me
Baby, baby
All my life I’ve been good
But now…
What the hell?”

Yeah, that’s what I want to hear coming out of the mouth of my kid. “All I want to do is mess around making out with other girl’s boyfriends! I don’t really care about anything else! All that time you spent as a parent trying to instill values into me? What the hell???”

So, yeah, I thought that was pretty creepy and far worse than the “F” bombs. Having said that, I’m absolutely sure I’d hold a different opinion if I was a 14-year-old girl!

So what do you think? Am I just a crotchety old man blowing things out of proportion? Or did Avril Lavigne cross a line not only with her profanity at a family event, but her encouragements to impressionable kids to rebel against their parents for the most lame of reasons?

Photo: Jeff O’Kelley / Splash News