Avril Lavigne Says Mark Zuckerberg Is Bullying Nickelback, New Album On The Way

Stacey Cole

Avril Lavigne has accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of bullying her ex-husband Chad Kroeger's band, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The Canadian singer attacked Zuckerberg days after the Facebook CEO made fun of Nickelback in his latest video.

When Zuckerberg shared a video showcasing the artificial intelligence software that runs his home, nobody was offended by it. Nobody except Avril Lavigne. In the video, Zuckerberg took a swipe at her husband Kroeger's famous band.

— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) December 31, 2016

Avril Lavigne apparently doesn't agree with the haters. In the video in question, Zuckerberg is seen showcasing the AI software, Jarvis, that runs his home. When revealing what kind of things Jarvis can do, the Facebook CEO requested the system to play "some good Nickelback songs." Jarvis apologized and said it wasn't able to do that.

"I'm sorry. I'm afraid I can't do that. There are no good Nickelback songs."

Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's frontman Kroeger got married in 2013. However, the two parted ways two years later. But the "Complicated" singer still continues to defend her husband whenever she sees the chance.

— جوليا عبدالله (@Julia_Abdulla) March 1, 2017

"Either way, you're allowed your musical opinion, however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste."

— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) December 23, 2016

In the tweet, Avril Lavigne included the hashtags #SayNoToBullying, #TheJokeIsOld, and #NicelbackHasSoldOver50MillionAlbums. The singer's fans apparently agree with her opinion, as the tweet has received more than 21,000 likes and has been retweeted by nearly 9k people.

Neither Zuckerberg nor his reps have responded to Avril Lavigne's attack on Twitter.

The news comes amid Avril Lavigne's announcement that she intends to release a new album in 2017, according to PopCrush. The 32-year-old singer may have released her latest album more than three years ago, but it doesn't mean she hasn't been working on a new one.

On Christmas Day, 2016, Avril Lavigne took to Instagram to thank her fans for supporting her during her battle with Lyme Disease over the past two years and teased that an "amazing" 2017 is coming.

"It hasn't just been a hard battle but it's also been enlightening and will reflect in my new music, artistry, life, and personally."
"I can't wait to open up and share my heart with you! I'm excited for you guys to hear the new songs. It's going to be an amazing 2017!"

— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) February 25, 2017

— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) February 16, 2017

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