LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 23: Ashlee Simpson attends Spotify Hosts "Best New Artist" Party at The Lot Studios on January 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images  for Spotify)
TV - Movies
How Ashlee
Addressed That
Viral SNL Lip
Sync Debacle
The positive perception of Ashlee Simpson wavered after one of the most cringy performances in "Saturday Night Live" history. As the band began to play the title track of her "Autobiography" album, the lyrics from "Pieces of Me" started to play over it, and Simpson did a sort of jig before hanging her head and walking off stage, with the band continuing to play.
Simpson responded to the lip-sync controversy by stating that chronic acid reflux acted up and resulted in her losing her voice. At the time, she also blamed her band for the mishap, specifically her drummer, saying, “My band started playing the wrong song, and I didn't know what to do, so I thought I'd do a hoedown.”
More recently, Simpson shifted the blame to herself rather than her band, noting that she should have canceled the appearance as she lost her voice. Simpson has also said, "For me, it was the most humbling experience of my life because the world thinks that everything that you just put your heart and soul into writing is a joke."