Singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger arrive on the red carpet for the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto, June 16, 2013.
Despite Avril Lavigne 2015 split, Chad Kroeger, she still has his back.
Lavigne came to the defense of Kroeger and his band Nickelback on Thursday, after Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made a joke of the band’s costs.
The diss came in a YouTube video shared on Tuesday, in which Zuckerberg promotes his home’s artificial intelligence assistant Jarvis (voiced by Morgan Freeman).
While demonstrating how the A. I. system can help you with daily tasks in and around the house Zuckerberg asks Jarvis to play “a few good Nickelback songs.”
PHOTO: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, Remain the Friendliest of Exes
“I’m sorry, Mark. I’m afraid I can’t do that,” Jarvis answers. “There are no good Nickelback songs.”
“Well. That was actually a test,” Zuckerberg responds. “How about just play a couple of songs that our whole family loves.”
The tongue-in-cheek comment does not sit well with Lavigne, in which a visceral takedown focused on ” Character.”
“A lot of people use the products — some people love them and some people don’t. Either way, you may put your musical mind however, your jab at Nickelback is in bad taste,” Lavigne tweeted Thursday. “If you have a voice like yours, you may want to consider more responsibility in promoting bullying, especially considering what is going on in the world today. #SayNoToBullying #TheJokeIsOld #NickelbackHasSoldOver50MillionAlbums.”
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While Lavigne and Kroeger have been separated for more than a year, the two remained friends. A month after the announcement of their separation in September 2015, the two were snapped working on new music together in a recording studio.
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Photos surfaced of the former couple hugged at Clive Davis’ Pre-GRAMMY Gala in February, and they were back in the studio again in March.
Lavigne and Kroeger first started dating in 2012 together working on her fifth album. The couple married on July 1, 2013, in the South of France. They have never officially divorced.