Avril: Zuckerberg an Online Bully for Nickelback Crack

'#TheJokeIsOld' she posted on Twitter in note to Facebook co-founder
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Avril: Zuckerberg an Online Bully for Nickelback Crack
This Nov. 5, 2013, photo shows Canadian singer Avril Lavigne at her album release party in New York.   (AP Photo/StarPix, Kristina Bumphrey)

Making us feel guilty this week for every Nickelback crack we've ever made is Avril Lavigne, but she's not going after us—she's going after Mark Zuckerberg, People reports. The Facebook co-founder showed off Jarvis, his new AI home assistant voiced by Morgan Freeman, in a video posted Tuesday, and when he asked the system to "play us some good Nickelback songs," Jarvis/Freeman replied, "I'm afraid I can't do that. There are no good Nickelback songs." Which raised the ire of Lavigne, who's separated from but still friendly with Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, and spurred a Thursday evening tweet.

"Dear Mark," she began. "Many people use your products—some people love them and some people don't." She concedes Zuck can listen to whatever he wants, but "your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste." And then she lofted a pretty strong accusation. "When you have a voice like yours, you may want to consider being more responsible with promoting bullying, especially given what's going on in the world today." She included the hashtags #SayNoToBullying, #TheJokeIsOld, and #NickelbackHasSoldOver50MillionAlbums at the end of her post. Some on Twitter still wanted to get their last Nickelback digs in. "McDonald's has sold billions of hamburgers. Number of items sold is not correlated with the quality of the product," one user wrote in response. (Read more Avril Lavigne stories.)

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