Avril Lavigne Goes Goth In New Single, Receives Backlash From Christians

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Avril Lavigne is ready to release her new single, "I Fell In Love With The Devil" – and it’s already creating controversy.

The 34-year-old singer, who is set to release the song to radio later in July, teased some promotional images for the single on her Instagram on Sunday. In one picture, Avril dresses in all black and holds a cross.

In the comments, people were not happy she was using religious images to promote the song. They were especially mad because her song "Head Above Water" was a hit on the Christian music charts.

"You need Jesus. What was up with the last single, head above water? God saved you and blessed you with another opportunity to choose. Now you have this crap? Man, what a shame. I’ve been a fan since you came out, this is a turnoff. Get your soul right with Jesus. Only one who can save you, yet you hold his cross and blaspheme his name? I pray for your salvation," one user wrote.

"Are u Christian? Or you are mocking of Jesús?" asked another.

"I’ll hv to unfollow you now… how can you fall in love with Devil when God created you with amazing talend which made so famous…. Thank God for the blessings not Devil…" wrote another user.

However, other people praised her for bringing back "goth Avril" and taking a new direction with the song.

Lavigne recently announced fall shows in North America, her first tour in five years, for her most recent album Head Above Water, which dropped in February. It was her first record since the she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014.