Avril Lavigne meet-and-greet fan photos hilariously awkward

Reuters files

Reuters files

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:42 PM ET

The same woman who gets into bed every night with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has a problem with fans touching her.

Go figure.

Avril Lavigne is in the news this week because a no-touch policy for her fans has meant some hilariously awkward photos on social media of the Canadian rocker and her arms-length-away followers.

Lavigne let fans pay more than $400 a pop for a backstage meet-and-greet in Rio de Janeiro recently, but the deal was that the devoted in Brazil were not allowed any hugging or touching of the precious rocker; the resulting photos show fans standing next to, but away from, their favourite rocker. Seriously — there's not even a shoulder-to-shoulder photo, mutual laughs or anything remotely resembling spontaneity.

The photos show Lavigne with a half-smile gazing at the camera, and various bemused fans standing a foot away in the same frame.

A cardboard cutout of the rocker would have made more sense in these pictures. And might have been war


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