Avril Lavigne, pop punk star and former wife of Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger, hits back at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his promotional video, saying he is “promoting bullying”.
The Canadian singer was prompted by a recent promotional video for an AI system called Jarvis. In the video, Zuckerberg asks Jarvis to play him “some good Nickelback songs.”
“I’m sorry, Mark, I can’t do that,” Jarvis replies. “There are no good Nickelback songs.”
“Good. That was actually a test,” Zuckerberg responds. “How about just play some songs that our whole family likes.”
The tongue-in-cheek comment did not sit well with Lavigne, prompting a visceral takedown addressed to “Mark.”
Lavigne, who was married to Kroeger for two years, wrote that the social media entrepreneur was using his platform irresponsibly, stating that his “jab” at the band was “in poor taste”.
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) December 23, 2016