"People love me and people hate me, but I'm comfortable in my own skin and that's what counts. And anyway if you do hate me, you're the loser, not me."
Lavigne, of course, discounts that vast numbers of people are completely indifferent to her, and, like so many, assume that those who are bored or tired of her must hate her.
But, hold on, we might learn to hate her:
"Someone like Kelly Clarkson is beautiful and has a pretty voice, but with me you get a much stronger image. I'm tough, I have a look that girls want to copy, and I sound a particular way. It's good if you're not easily ignored. And I'm not."
Hmmm... that look that girls want to copy... do you mean this look?:
It's true, actually: Lucy Pinder, Jordan, Jo Guest... they're all copying that look of topless magazine sales pitch.
You might wonder how she copes with a dwindling -sorry, fabulous - career:
"Selling 24 million albums hasn't really affected me, but it has changed things. I can't walk into a room full of people any more without everybody turning their heads, and I can only eat in certain restaurants where I know I won't get hassled. But that's OK. I was born to do this, and so I've learned how to cope."
Those restaurants, presumably, are the ones where she won't come into contact with her natural fanbase - we figure if she steers clear of Chuck E Cheese and Hooters, she's probably fine.