Now is less than one week at the end of the year, but yet there seems to be still time for last-minute drama. To kick off a polemic against the founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was Avril Lavigne, singer and former wife of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger who in defense of the Canadian rock group has posted a message on her Twitter profile. “Many people use your products – some people love them and some people don’t”, she wrote. “Either way, you’re allowed your musical opinion however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste.”
The singer refers to a joke inserted inside in one of the video of the presentation of Jarvis, the artificial intelligence created by Zuckerberg in the last year. In one of these movies the founder of the social network asks the AI to “play a good Nickelback song”. Artificial intelligence – that has the Morgan Freeman’s voice – refuses, explaining that “there are no beautiful Nickelback” songs. “You’re right, it was a test” answers then Zuckerberg. This is obviously a joke, but it was not appreciated by the former wife of the frontman. “When you have a voice like yours, you may want to consider being more responsible with promotin bullying” continues the singer. “Especially given what’s going on in the world.” It is not the first time that a joke against Nickelback is treated in this way. Canadian police have recently threatened people who start to drunk driving to make them listen to the band’s album, Silver Side Up. A lightness that had brought the spokesman of Nickelback to define the joke “too cruel even for the spirit of the group.”
Avril Ramona Lavigne was born September 27, 1984 and she is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002 she released her debut album, Let Go, featuring personas of a “skater punk” and earned her honorific titles including the “pop punk princess“. Since her professional debut, Lavigne has sold more than 40 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide.