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Avril Lavigne vs Mark Zuckerberg is the beef you didn’t know you needed


Some people have had worse 2016s than others.

With many people glad to see the back of what has been deemed one of the worst years in living memory it’s easy to forget that some people have real problems.

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Pop singer Avril Lavigne, who was married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger until their separation in 2015, has hit back at Facebook inventor and media mogul, Mark Zuckerberg after he made negative comments about her former husband’s band.

Avril has remained on friendly terms with Chad and rushed to his defence when Zuckerberg released a video about his new artificial intelligence app, Jarvis, where he makes fun of Nickelback.

“Play us some good Nickelback songs,” Mark asks Jarvis.

Jarvis replies: “I’m sorry Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that…there are no good Nickelback songs.”

Mark responds: “Good. That was actually a test.”

Avril has reponded on Twitter with the following message:

These Twitter reactions to Zuckervigne-gate will make your Christmas Eve Eve:

We’re dying.

But actually, all jokes aside, Lavigne does have a point. The Nickelback joke is soooooo old now and they do have quite a few bangers like ‘How You Remind Me’ and ‘Rockstar’.

Plus, when you have as much (metaphorical) weight as Zuckerberg, you would do well to use your power to make people aware of more important issues that are going on in the world.

Bullying is never acceptable and, although the joke was probably made without any intended maliciousness, it’s never nice to be made fun of, least of all by one of the most powerful people in the world.

Zuckerberg has yet to reply to Lavigne’s statement, but maybe he’ll echo Lavigne’s own words that, “everyone has their own opinion on everybody.”

Let us know whose side your on using the comments box below. Peace out bros.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".