Made up of Joel & Benji Madden, Paul Thomas, and Billy Martin at the moment.
Like any normal people, they shift and evolve in their styles and such. It's human. Each of them has a rather distinct fashion, ranging from brilliant liberty spikes to shiny hip-hop get-ups.
They're being themselves, exploring their tastes and enjoying themselves, trying on every look just like you did in front of your mirror. For GC, though, we're the mirror.
They're not poseurs, because they're only claiming to be Good Charlotte. Indeed their musical style's just teeming pop and punk and whatever. It's not quite so condensed into such nimrodical labels.
True, they sing about sucky lives while right now we'd all like to be in their place in a happy little mansion-type place, but they did used to be living their words. It's not like they've completely ground out all memories. They can relate to so many, because countless people these days lack money, lost a family member, whatever. It's not like you'd go and continue sitting in a cardboard box (hush up, obviously an exaggeration, don't jump on me yet) if you had the chance to totally improve your lifestyle just by doing what you adore.
No, they're not just MTV clones for preppy losers. I only know perhaps three people who like Good Charlotte. Everyone else simply despises them. And out of these people, I only know one closely -- one of the others, I know, used to be lovely and herself and rather preppy, but has succumbed to ICP and stereotypical black hair. But the one I do know does indeed lead a sucky life, but exudes utter love for Good Charlotte, plus many others who she genuinely appreciates, such as the Sex Pistols, Green Day, and The Killers especially. My friend's got a mom who recently broke her door she was so damn upset at "how fucking ugly your face is," an alcoholic father who doesn't hold stuff back ("Why the fuck are you dressed up like that? You look ridiculous, you look like a freak."), a whore of a sister. Honestly, very few people like her at school. Very few. The rest find her bizarre, don't get her sense of humor ("No, I am a lesbian." "From now on I'll call people who are idiots fruitstands, ha." "NO MEGAN NO."), disgusting, perhaps. She's definitely not pretty, not skinny, none of that. Plus she's currently living in a literal little trailer park. Fun.
What I'm saying is, go make your fucking judgments, don't soak up what you hear here, about the mindless hypocrisy and whiny attitudes of bands you most likely don't know a goddamned thing about.
"SHUT UP YOU FAT FUCKING WHORECUNT." -- the enraged reply of a certain someone to something along the lines of "What if Joel was hit by a bus?"
"omg benjy maddin is sooooo hotttt!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!1111111111" -- the unfortunate imbecile's opinion
preppy chick: OMG THE SINGER IS SO HOT AND THEY ARE HECKA PUNK SO I WEAR CONVERSE NOW CUZ IM HECKA PUNK!! OMG!!!
(interested person runs away in fear)
They are a whiny band that love to sing about how "horrible" and "tragic" their life is, meanwhile they are sitting in cash in their mansions. No one cares except for their legions of self-pitying fans who feel they can truly connect with GC's "deep" and "inspiring" so-called "music". They even have whiny ballads that sound like the rest of the "pop-punk" and "emo" genres at the moment. Yeah, GC is fuelled by teen angst and armed with extremely bad talent. I'm sorry kiddies but Good Charlotte is nothing more than pop. I'm 16 & I'm already getting tired of the new music because it is getting horrible & more horrible. It's a manufactured popularity contest now. With their mediocre cliched song lyrics, Good Charlotte are 100% worshipped by their demographic, pre-teen and teenage preppy girls (and flamer guys.) This group of pop icons do nothing more than create crappy music (which is charged to audiences at well over $50 per ticket) and find themselves on MTV acting like jackasses every chance they aquire for the pleasure of their braindead viewers.
Their fanbase consists of 12 year olds that think they know all about music, therefore claim that they have the right to say that "GC" are musical gods or are the "best punk rawk band eva!111!1!", while talented bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd to them are "old" and "horrible". These 12 year olds can usually be found online, usually on message boards, with usernames like "XxGCIsDaBestPunkBandEvarxX" and "trU3_pUnk_raWk3r"
Teenybopper talking to herself: "Oh my gaaaawd. I hate my liiiife. I can relate to these guys sooooo much because nobody listens to me and everyone hates meee"
In the end, I recommend the following punk rock albums to those who have been victimized by Good Charlotte:
Raw Power - Iggy and the Stooges
Ramones - The Ramones
London Calling - The Clash
Sane person: I thought you just said you didnt want to be just like everyone else.
Comment submitted with request to Delete: "i think this definition along with most of these should be deleted because if these people really like good charlotte in the first place, they wouldn't have stopped liking them just because other people started liking them. These idiots are just jealous because these guys are living their dream and the people complaining about them."