Arnold Schwarzenegger burns Nickelback, but disparaged band claps back

Former governor, band go back and forth on Twitter before throwing in towel

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group
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Poor Nickelback: Always the brunt of the joke.

But the Canadian rockers proved this week on Twitter that they’re not scared to stand up for themselves, especially when the instigator is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California -- and more recently, the host of “The New Celebrity Apprentice.”

Schwarzenegger was trying to make a point on gerrymandering when he brought up “herpes and Nickelback” as being two reference points for unpopularity.

But that’s when Nickelback stood up for itself and said NAH, clapping back with this sassy tweet.

It’s a reference to Schwarzenegger’s role as Mr. Freeze in “Batman and Robin,” which didn’t do so well at the box office. Luckily, it seemed like the governator took the joke pretty well, replying in part, “that’s … ice cold.”

It seems that ended about as quickly as it began.

Maybe Nickelback is sick of being a punching bag. Who could blame ‘em?

Good stuff, internet. Good stuff.

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