Nickelback aren’t just a rock band. They’re our silent guardians, watchful protectors, and Dark Knights against the rampant copyright abuse found on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.
Yesterday, in an attempt to troll his chief political rival, Joe Biden, Trump tweeted a photograph of Biden and his son golfing with a Ukrainian gas executive, superimposed into Nickelback’s video for “Photograph”.
Update – October 14th: Queen has also gotten one of POTUS’s tweets pulled, this one featuring a campaign rally speech soundtracked by “We Will Rock You”.
As of this morning, however, the video has been taken offline “in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH! pic.twitter.com/QQYTqG4KTt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
This is not the first time Trump’s Twitter feed has been silenced at the hands of a musical act. R.E.M. previously filed a copyright infringement notice against the president after he soundtracked a video with their song “Everybody Hurts”.
But because it’s Nickelback, Twitter has jokes for days.
Nickelback had Trump's video taken down for copyright infringement.😂Advertisement
Trump got owned by Nickelback as the entire world laughs.
If that's not worthy of impeachment, I don't know what is. pic.twitter.com/Xaa80pujTM
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 3, 2019
"Nickelback sent the President of the United States a takedown request" is truly one of the most epic sentences in the English language. https://t.co/YpQ2obDR7Q
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) October 3, 2019
Let's salute our new national heroes, um… *checks notes* …Nickelback.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) October 3, 2019
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October 3, 2019
Is there anything more pathetic than violating copyright law with a pinned Nickelback tweet pic.twitter.com/ip5jksa0aOAdvertisement
— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) October 3, 2019
Well, if you had “Nickelback invokes trademark infringement to remove a parody video posted by the president to Twitter,” on your 2019 bingo card, today is your day. pic.twitter.com/gxZyvIsUQD
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) October 3, 2019
How to go from most mocked band ever to political rock hero status in one legal maneuver.
Well played, Nickelback. pic.twitter.com/Whw60L1Yjp
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) October 3, 2019
In related news, I hear Trump is declaring war on Canada tomorrow.