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Avril Lavigne Blasts Mark Zuckerberg for ‘Promoting Bullying’ With Nickelback Joke

She then reminds Facebook founder that the band has sold more than 50 million albums

Avril Lavigne isn’t laughing at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s recent Nickelback joke. Quite the opposite, actually — the musician took to social media to blast the philanthropist for “promoting bullying” with the whole thing.

“Dear Mark,” Lavigne’s note began, “Many people use your products – some people love them and some people don’t. Either way, you’re allowed your musical opinion, however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste.”

Earlier this week, Zuckerberg posted a fun video on Facebook demonstrating his new A.I system, Jarvis, which is voiced by Morgan Freeman. At one point, he wanted some background music for the family. That’s when he took a shot at Nickelback, which is fronted by Lavigne’s estranged husband, Chad Kroeger.

“Play us some good Nickelback songs,” Zuckerberg ordered his new app.

“I’m sorry Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” Jarvis responded. “There are no good Nickelback songs.”

“Good, that was actually a test,” Zuckerberg replied.

The not-so-original quip rubbed Lavigne the wrong way.

“When you have a voice like yours, you may want to consider being more responsible for promoting bullying, especially given what’s going on in the world today,” she continued her message to Zuckerberg.

Lavigne, who married Kroeger in 2013 but then separated from him in 2015, added some well-placed hashtags.

Here’s her post:

And here’s Zuckerberg’s actual Facebook video: