In a befitting end to a clusterfuck of a year, Mark Zuckerberg has found himself in a beef with Avril Lavigne, after a joke he made in a video about band Nickelback.
As featured in a video for AI system called ‘Jarvis’ (which is voiced by Morgan Freeman) Zuckerberg asks Jarvis to “play us some good Nickelback songs?”. Jarvis replies: “I’m sorry Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that – there are no good Nickelback songs.”
“Good. That was actually a test,” responds Zuckerberg.
It’s not a great joke, and yeah that gag has been done to death. The dig did not go unnoticed by former spouse of Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, singer Avril Lavigne. The ‘Complicated’ hot-maker posted a angst-filled message to the Facebook founder this morning across her socials.
SHE. IS. V. PISSED.
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) December 23, 2016
“You’re allowed your musical opinion however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste,” Lavigne writes.“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.
Lavigne does make some solid points in terms of rallying against bullying, but Zuckerberg is far from the first to take a jab at Nickelback. If she plans on taking on anyone that makes fun of her ex’s band, she may never sleep again.
Watch Zuckerberg’s joke for yourself. I think it’s pretty tame, tbh.