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Nickelback has a perfect, ice-cold response to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Twitter diss

Nickelback won this round.


Austin Powell


Posted on Feb 15, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:04 am CDT

There’s no faster way to shit all over something than by comparing it to Nickelback. The band’s reputation has become internet shorthand for the worst thing imaginable. Canadian police have threatened drunk drivers with having to listen to Nickelback, while authorities in Australia want the band for “crimes against music.” Even Mark Zuckerberg dropped a random diss to the Canadian alt-rock group in his recent home video

Frankly, the whole thing has gotten a little tired and lazy, and Nickelback is tired of being the internet’s punching bag—especially when it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger throwing the punches. 

Last night, The New Celebrity Apprentice host took to Twitter to raise awareness about gerrymandering, and used Nickelback as a reference point for unpopularity.   

But Nickelback clapped back. Hard. 

The band’s referring, of course, to Schwarzenegger’s role as Mr. Freeze in 1997’s Batman & Robin, a film that tanked with critics and at the box office (though it did deliver some incredibly memorable puns).

Sensing defeat, Schwarzenegger took the high road out of town.

The exchange has been hailed as peak Twitter. 

For his part, Schwarzenegger has continued on his crusade against gerrymandering:

But he learned a valuable lesson: Nickelback is tired of it.

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2017, 8:16 am CST