Apparently Avril Lavigne knows how to piss off her employees as much as Tyra. Imagine the nerve of employees who actually want to get paid what everyone else gets paid. Oh, its all well and good to go off singing about how everything should be equal just as long as it doesn't actually involve anyone working for you.
Avril Lavigne has been forced to renegotiate all of her contracts with her back up dancers. The reason? No one wanted to go on tour with Avril because she pays such miserly wages.
The Dancer's Alliance, an organization which looks after dancers' interests, accused the star of paying her employees wages below the industry rate and demanded all wannabes stay away from the try-outs - which were due to be held today at the Hollywood Dance Center in Los Angeles.
Avril's people didn't want to back down and were sure they could find someone or some agency which would be willing to do the work for poverty wages. Guess what? They couldn't, so late last night they canceled the auditions. Allegedly they are going to negotiate in good faith with the Alliance. My guess is they are asking themselves if they need to actually have dancers for their show, and if so, why can't they just hire some dancers from another country?
Why can't they just start using dancers from India? Hmmm? The dancers from India can do the almost the same moves and cost half. Outsourcing dancers has never been done before, but Avril and her people would have no problems being the first. Anything to keep her money close to her. She gives Mr. Krabs a run for his money.