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What’s arguably worse than seeing Nickelback live in concert? Getting multiple promotional fan and newsletters due to an undesired subscription.
The nightmare-turned-reality was bestowed upon Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse by an anonymous entity Friday, described by the Republican as “Not. Funny” via his Twitter account.
To whoever just subscribed my email accts (family, work, obsolete) to multiple @Nickelback promotional & fan newsletters:— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 16, 2017
It's. Not. Funny.
Sasse has openly expressed his dismay about the Canadian rock band in the past, often posting his disapproving views and trolling Nickelback on social media. This is the second time so far this year that Sasse has found himself on the receiving end of an unwanted subscription.
This is the last straw. pic.twitter.com/1lq6sEzRDU— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 8, 2017
if it weren't for Nickelback, there'd be no risk of a trade war https://t.co/BbP2DIdMoP— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) April 26, 2017
Though Sasse ensured the world that he does not think it’s funny (especially not for a second time), many on the Twittersphere are smug with the wonderful evil that is the mailing list:
Actually it's hilarious.— Han in Corbynite (@turnageb) June 16, 2017
It’s really, really funny. https://t.co/RqVUVA361T— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 16, 2017
But hours later, Sasse tweeted that he received an apology from prankster Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Though no official statement has been released by Hatch’s office, he’s undoubtedly commencing with more online trolling himself:
Just didn't want you to miss this. It must be a big day in the Sasse house. pic.twitter.com/0CVBtbrWMT— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 16, 2017
Some on Twitter however took the banter as an opportunity to ask more serious questions about the GOP healthcare reform:
Ha. Hilarious stuff. Now where's the health care bill you're hiding from the tens of millions it will literally condemn to bankruptcy/death?— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) June 16, 2017
So if you won't listen to Nickelback, will you listen to experts in hearings on healthcare before voting on AHCA?— Vote4Heyl (@tonyheyl) June 16, 2017
Very cute, but it’s hard to laugh when 23 million people are about to lose health insurance. What are you going to do to prevent that?— Sarah Nicholson (@sarahmnicholson) June 16, 2017
haha good tweet. so do you wanna tell us what's in the healthcare bill or— sebastian gawker (@libbycwatson) June 16, 2017
Ben, "this is how we remind you" to let us know what's in the bill. Get it. Like the hit Nickelback song— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 16, 2017
Sasse, you will never forget this. It’ll be ingrained into your memory. Like a photograph.
Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.