Nickelback rank high on SPIN's list of The 30 Biggest Punching Bags in Pop Music History, but this is a special kind of low. As we reported, jaws agape, back in August, the brotastic band's main man Chad Kroeger is currently engaged to human tie rack Avril Lavigne.
Well, over the weekend, Lavigne's ex-husband Deryck Whibley (he of Sum 41) went to a Halloween party with his girlfriend dressed up as the betrothed-to-be, but in reversed gender roles.
The above picture of Whibley and Ari Cooper has been circulating via Tumblr. Kroeger, who would absolutely have to have a sense of humor after fronting a band deemed a sex repellant for this long, responding in playfully dickish kind using Nickelback's Twitter account:
Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha! -CK— Nickelback (@Nickelback) October 28, 2012
There was definitely a missed "How You Remind Me" joke opportunity in there somewhere. Clearly giving over to his better Canadian nature, Kroeger followed up, two minutes later, with:
You owe us a couples bowling grudge match see you when I get back from Russia! -CK— Nickelback (@Nickelback) October 28, 2012