Pop punk Avril Lavigne embarrassed MTV yesterday (25MAY04), by giving her critics the finger on live TV.

The Canadian singer performed new tune DON'T TELL ME on MTV's TOTAL REQUEST LIVE show in America and then agreed to be interviewed.

But when host DAMIEN FAHEY started asking Lavigne about rumours printed about her in the press, and reports she was "angry" and "a punk", the feisty star had the perfect response.

She said, "I just want to say that all that stuff is really annoying and I don't think I'm any of those things. It's just the media and they don't even know me and they don't know what I'm talking about."

And then she chuckled, stared straight into the TRL camera and gave viewers the finger.

MTV bosses weren't quick enough to censor the rude sign when it went out live on the east coast.

26/05/2004 09:18