Avril Lavigne accused Mark Zuckerberg of “promoting bullying” for a video of the Facebook founder’s response to an artificial intelligence (AI) system that suggested rock band Nickelback has no good songs.
The video, posted on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page, showed him unveiling Jarvis, an AI assistant (voiced by Morgan Freeman) for his family.
In the video, Zuckerberg asked Jarvis to play a good song from Nickelback.
When Jarvis answered, “I’m afraid I can’t do that… there are no good Nickelback songs,” the Facebook founder quipped, “Good. That was actually a test.”
Lavigne, who was married to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in 2013 before separating in 2015, tweeted her disappointment to Zuckerberg’s remarks, saying his “jab at Nickelback is in poor taste.”
The singer-songwriter told Zuckerberg to be more mindful of not being perceived as “promoting bullying.”
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) December 23, 2016
The 32-year-old Canadian punk star attached hashtags such as #SayNoToBullying #TheJokeIsOld #NickelbackHasSoldOver50MillionAlbums and even tagged anti-bullying Twitter accounts.
Zuckerberg has yet to respond to Lavigne’s comments. (Clarissa Mae Roldan)