Avril Lavigne slams 'bully' Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook boss mocked her ex-husband's band when demonstrating his new, Morgan Freeman-voiced "Jarvis" AI...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of bullying, after deriding the musical output of Canadian rockers Nickelback earlier this week.

Singer Avril Lavigne, who was married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger for two years, took to Facebook rival Twitter to air her grievances (well it is Festivus)...

In a video intended primarily to demonstrate how the sophisticated home AI system he has spent the last year creating operated (with distinctly-voiced actor Morgan Freeman playing the role of AI), Zuckerberg asks the Iron Man-referencing "Jarvis" to play him "some good Nickelback songs".

Freeman replies: "I'm sorry, Mark, I'm afraid can't do that. There are no good Nickelback songs." Zuckerberg responds that it had actually been a test, adding the famous social media whizz belatedly to an extremely long list of people who have taken a potshot at the band, with Lavigne herself noting the cliche with a "#TheJokeIsOld" hashtag.

Nickelback themselves have taken the countless digs in their stride, tweeting when UK rock duo Royal Blood slagged them off in October: