Avril Lavigne: Pretty Vacant

Avril Lavigne PSD
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Microphone? Check. Guitar? Check. Copious amounts of eye make-up? Check. Dammit, I still can’t shake this feeling I’ve forgotten something. Something important.

Thanks Volker.

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  • Steve

    I’m sure it will in no way affect her guitar playing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37SPQ6YRIFMP4TLVYAMKUMYP6U Gabriel

    I really, REALLY want to believe that is just an weird angle that the photo’s been taken but… no….

    OTOH (no pun intended!), perhaps that’s a magical guitar which plays by itself, so she really doesn’t NEED another hand and arm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gormster Morgan Harris

      It’s also a magical guitar that floats without a strap. Maybe it’s superglued to her pants?

      • Jimmy

        You mean the strap that’s going behind her hair on the right and going round her back on the left? You wouldn’t see the left hand side anyway … and you can see the right hand side just fine.

        Use your eyes.

  • Ricardo_Ribeiro

    maybe she broke her shoulder? or something extremely painful?

  • http://www.chromaticdramatic.com/ Chromatic Dramatic

    Maybe… just maybe… people will actually believe this is a PSD!!! Personally I’m sick of hearing all the complaints about some of the PSD’s…

    • Greg Dean

      Well maybe is someone posted a DECENT PSD for once, you wouldn’t hear the complaining. You can see her armdown by the guitar. It’s just an odd angle, and her arm is back and away from the camera.

      Seriously… it’s been a while since we’ve seen a good DISASTER. Most of these are just photos taken at odd angles. :/

      • reegello

        sure, not a PSD! she’s just scratching her ass as wild, or what are you thinking of?

      • Jessica

        That’s not her arm, it’s where they smudged her hair to make it appear longer.

  • Tome

    She’s just reaching around, feeling up her own arse. “God I’m so beautiful. And talented. I’d do me.”

    (Sadly I can see the little finger up above the shoulder at left.)

  • http://twitter.com/Mofling Mofling

    Not a PSD someone ripped off her right arm and placed a huge guitar on her crotch, look at the size of that thing! Yeah and someone pulled her hair to make it longer.

  • gerry3273

    I like the “Photoshop transparent background” design on her guitar. Perhaps she will gradually disappear until all that remains is her grin… er, pout.

  • Bob

    No PSD, she just drank a lot of Indian Coke.

  • Valid

    Her arm is behind her back, “transparent” guitar is just design pattern (not paralel to the edge of picture) so where the fock is PSD?

  • http://twitter.com/rfolks Rodrigo Folks

    i’d give one arm to go to that show

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000176348317 Richard Samul

    I thought “Disarm” was a Smashing Pumpkins song.

  • demon777

    someone sucks at putting lights up for stages haha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXHZ26GD427H56BFBUS7CU3YAE Bad Liberal

    That’s right, it’s not a PsD. And her hair is holding up the bridge end of her guitar. It all makes sense if you’re an ABSOLUTE MORON.

  • Mustangdco

    Meh, more awkward pose. I’d take less updates for better disasters…

    • geh

      *fewer updates

    • Ingenjören

      awkward pose? Perhaps, but then I ask you, if there is no photoshop disaster there, if the body is actually organic and not glued together pieces, where is her anti-gravity-gland that keeps the guitar hovering?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=554101964 Moe ThePhotographer

    You all missed it….Yes the right arm missing is one thing but the guitar needs to be PLUGGED IN. The guitar jack is EMPTY and there is no cord.

  • http://twitter.com/arnoen Arno Enzo

    Yeah, I get this is a PsD.But for all you people who don’t know her: she ALWAYS has copious amounts of eyemake-up on on-stage (and sometimes even off-stage). So better be happy there were a good few other RADICAL misses in this one, otherwise the list of complaints would’ve been endless!Just for this once I won’t be unsubscriberberberberberbering…

  • Pmeyer33

    Is she standing or sitting? At first I thought sitting but then it looks like that’s her right leg.

  • Anon

    You can see her arm. The lighting makes her hair and skin practically the same color, but you can still see her arm posed awkwardly behind her. http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1961/duhs.png GOOD JOB, YOU GUYS. Sigh.

    • Anon

      Dude your arrows point to nothing.

      • Anon

        If there was nothing there, you’d see the amp continue behind her hip. And if that’s not her arm, then please, enlighten me to what it could possibly be? It can’t be her hair because it’s a single, solid object that is positioned behind her, (surprise surprise) attached to her, and is blocking the rest of the view of the amp.

        It’s not a PsD. Just a poor decision.

        • bluesy

          That is where they blurred her hair to make it appear longer…as was mentioned about 15 posts earlier.

          • Jimmy

            Sure; it’s just a coincidence that it looks like her arm; the arm that’s being claimed isn’t there; but in fact it’s blurry hair; on one side; the side where her arm should be … oh wait, it’s probably just her arm.

            Don’t be a turnip.

    • Tyler Durden

      That’s the other end of the guitar strap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabi.garcez Gabriela Garcez

    Oh well, I’d love to believe it’s not a PsD. If Avril didn’t have an arm, the world would be a better place, without that annoying popish riffs. They could’ve ‘shopped her mouth off too.

  • Lilith

    What about her legs? I’m still trying to figure out what’s going on there.

    • Cinn48

      I completely agree. To me that’s the big problem here, she appears to have three legs! Two acting as her lap and the guitar is resting on it and one to the side of the stool she’s sitting on.

  • Tyler Durden

    Her arm is behind her back, her legs are normal, thats a common metal pattern for a scratchplate, there is a guitar strap at both ends, the guitar is normal sized, and the reason there is no lead plugged in is because she’s a shitty pop star marketed towards preteen punk wanabees who dont care whether shes actually playing the instrument live or not.

  • http://twitter.com/RobHoffmann Rob Hoffmann

    Wow… you guys are getting all up in arms about this. :)

  • http://robvincent.net Rob T Firefly

    Don’t be afraid of ‘er guv, she’s quite ‘armless.

  • digitalcos

    Jeezuz. Her arm’s behind her back. Just ’cause you can’t see it, don’t mean it ain’t there. You guys must get a real kick outta that ‘peek-a-boo’ game. “Oh my god! You’re gone! Oh, there you are. Oh my god! You’re gone again! Oh, there you are… “.

    And the idea that the pattern on her guitar is the PS background? Ya wanna take two seconds to actually think that one through? Maybe take a second look at it? First of all, since when did the PS background ever print. Second, it’s clearly not square with the edge of the frame anyway. Third… oh, forget it.

    The guitar strap? Yeah you mean the one I’m looking at, right there in the picture? Oh, you can’t see other end of it? Yeah, refer to my earlier “peek-a-boo” argument.

    Her guitar’s not plugged in? Okay. Ya think it’s possible that she, I don’t know, unplugged the guitar? Or, even crazier… never plugged it in! Mind blowing, ain’t it?

    If there’s a PSD here, I ain’t seein’ it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37SPQ6YRIFMP4TLVYAMKUMYP6U Gabriel

      Your arguments are very valid. But…

      Very recently I was doing a photoshoot and there was a pose where the model stood on one leg and lifted the other one very high and straight in a fashion that it seemed (from the angle I was shooting) she had only one leg.
      I even made a joke and said “Lower your right leg a bit, so it can appear. I don’t want my picture to be on PsD :p”

      So, my question is:
      Why do photographers, design covers, photoshoppers and whomever is (are) responsible for this cannot realise that a picture -as natural as it is- can be deceiving and simply choose another one?
      It was a concert, I bet there were hundreds of other pictures they could choose from.

      Even it is not a PsD, it’s a Poor Choice Disaster, for sure.

      • Ren

        I agree, Gabriel, I was about to come in and say the same thing.

        • guest

          you guys are forgetting one very important thing…

          while it can be deceiving to people who have nothing else to do but look for PsDs, most people do not look at ads and things closely enough to notice these things. even if they did, they would dismiss them or come to the same conclusions as digitalcos

          • My Email

            And that’s the reason there is this blog, isn’t it? You could say the same for EVERY post here.

          • guest

            no, I couldn’t say the same for EVERY post here. many of them are real disasters — ones that would be impossible to excuse and that most people would notice. I THOUGT this blog existed so we could enjoy mocking “professional” graphic artists’ gaffs or lack of artistic ability, but if a PsD depends on our interpretation, what’s the point?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anellia-Stefcheva/1459105162 Anellia Stefcheva

      Stand in front of a mirror and try to assume that position. Then come tells us if you managed without disassembling your body. The upper and the lower halves of her body are quite obviously taken from (at least) 2 photos and they absolutely do not fit together.

      And why is a piece of the guitar rift missing…I don’t know

      At the end of the day, who cares – they are pretty colors and lights, that should do it :)

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  • Luuuke

    What about the metal bar coming down from the bottom of her guitar? Looks like part of a mic stand to me…

    • Tyler Durden

      What about it? It probably is. It’s behind her just like the other instruments you can see.

  • soft

    I think she’s just adjusting her thongs – she’s a rock star, she can do it on stage

  • Abe

    You guys don’t see the forest for the trees, she’s ravishing !

  • Begyourbcn

    I think she is just scratching her ass and that’s why you can’t see her arm. No PSD

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bertramtalespinner Chris Howard

    She’s just pickin out a wedgie, sheesh!

  • Umslgal

    OK, I’m completely stunned that no one has noticed that she has THREE LEGS!!! There is one to our left, sort of behind the guitar (which would be accurate if she was standing), but at the same time the guitar is resting on two legs (which would be accurate if she were sitting). WTH?

  • http://shadzane.livejournal.com/ ShadZ

    Well, as we saw on Oct 11 right here in this blog (http://www.psdisasters.com/2010/10/maxim-liquify-torso-tweak-trouble.html), her right arm was wasting away, so she probably just had it taken off…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OOFCEUG4CYA7DPJASSXWUR4MXI Andrew W

    Am I the only one who thinks it IS a psd? Someone contact Avril and see.

  • Regstar

    Is nobody bothered by the fact that in spite of the light source coming from her back the microphone shadow is on her guitar?

    • Jimmy

      It’s almost like for this shot they used more than 1 light.

      Maybe you didn’t notice that the whole front of her body is also lit?

      There are a few ‘possible’ errors here; the light is not one of them.

  • Elsemate

    It looks like a favourite pose of hers


    but I have to agree with others – there is something weird happening with her legs – is she sitting or is she standing

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IFONZ3QKUPMWYE4INRFJ7QRFQ4 Emmy

      On closer examination, I think it’s a bit of background. Her genuine legs are the one going straight down, and the one propped up on the amp, the thing that appears to be a middle leg is an oddly lit part of the wall behind her, which is of very similar color to her pants.

  • http://www.simitchell.co.uk Si Mitchell

    this is not a psd – nothing wrong with her legs/ nothing wrong with her arm that is behind her back/ nothing wrong with her guitar (light is obviosuly coming from front and back – see reflection in mic-stand)
    Its just a funny angle – PSD you have to do better MUCH BETTER
    HECK i sent you one (of Black Adder) but you aint chucked that up – at-least its a PSD

  • Bart

    It’s two pictures mashed together – one of her sitting and playing the guitar (see bottom right corner, you can easily spot her lap) and one of her standing.

  • Ina

    Yes I agree that the legs are the real mystery here! What going on with them??

  • dthree

    Had to tineye a bigger picture.


    Don’t think its a PSD now.

  • Guest

    She’s just scratching her ass.

  • Sun I am disappoint

    Why is everything being put under “baroque anatomy” now? For instance, shouldn’t this be inadvertent amputation? Completely swallows up the pun of the tag– do the new blog owners have a dictionary handy to find the definition of “baroque?”

  • Jimmy

    I was hoping the astute visual geniuses at PSD could let us know exactly what is wrong with the image?

    A ‘slightly’ awkward pose is not a photoshop disaster; I’m still hoping that one day you’ll work that out.

    http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3663/35804475.jpg <- a visual aid for you.

  • Anon

    No guitar strap. Bunch of fucking morons…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kez.hucks Kez Hucks

    Awkward, but normal pose.
    Mic stand in front of guitar, multiple light sources.
    Pretty sure I can see a guitar strap there, hiding in the shadows and hair.

    For now, I’m sticking with failed picking of a disaster.

  • Jungdyer

    the guitar isn’t plugged in…

  • Mikey

    For any of you who didn’t bother to see the full-size image posted below, the leg on the right side of the picture (her left) is obviously only one leg. the problem with this Ps (other than the blatantly obvious missing arm) is that the lighting effect on the right was photoshopped onto the image over everything else while the one on the left is correct. the neck of the guitar doesn’t show any shadowing from overpowering light like the back of the guitar and her left leg (the one on your right, for morong that can’t comprehend directions) do. I agree with Abe though, forest for trees.

  • 1234

    Not a PSD, end of story.