Dirty Avril Scam

(Idolator.com) Avril Lavigne's The Best Damn Thing may be the No. 1 record in the country this week, but were her sales numbers inflated by listeners' desire to hear Avril sing that she's not just "the mother... princess," but "the motherf***ing princess"? A MySpace blog post about one Avril fan's attempts to buy the explicit version of Thing is making us wonder, since it was through that post--and nowhere else--that we found out Lavigne's label, SonyBMG, is only making the uncensored version of the album available to those who pony up for the pricier CD/DVD edition:

Yesterday I went to buy Avril Lavigne's new record "The Best Damn Thing" (shut up) for $9.99. They also had a "deluxe limited edition" that featured a bonus DVD for $16.99. I have no interest in paying extra for a DVD I will never watch so I passed, opting to buy the single disc edition instead. When I popped the record into my CD player I was surprised to hear that I purchased the edited version, the record wasn't labeled as edited so I thought it was just a mistake…. [see full story for more]
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