It's the truth.
Simone Simons from Epica didn't say a word about hating Evanescence.
In the interview, she said that Evanescence's music is different from Epica. And yes, that's true. I guess nobody likes to be compared when it comes to music.
However, of course Evanescence isn't pop-rock. In fact, if you try to categorize Evanescence, you can check out this interview:
Just chill out and enjoy the music.