The Internet – Avril Lavigne’s tweet to Mark Zuckerberg yesterday, in which she accused the social media billionaire of bullying after he insulted Nickelback’s music, has been well-publicized, but less attention has been given to the tweets which followed. This is because at least some of the tweets have since been deleted, but TotesRealNews captured them before they disappeared and we are therefore able to share the increasingly bizarre exchange.
After Mark Zuckerberg, who doesn’t really use Twitter, failed to respond to the first tweet, Ms. Lavigne sent this out:
Still no response from Mark Zuckerberg, but there was this tweet from the Babadook:
Which prompted this response:
But as many have learned before, you can’t get rid of the Babadook that easily.
Then Ms. Lavigne escalated the situation:
The Babadook again:
Then another person joined the conversation:
This did not put an end to tweets at the Babadook, but it did get Donald Trump involved.
She replied quickly:
This could have been the end of it. And it was the end of Ms. Lavigne’s involvement. But Mr. Trump couldn’t stop himself.
The Babadook had this to say in response:
And this, after what was most likely a half-hour break spent scaring children:
As he often does, Mr. Trump disagreed:
After this tweet, Trump’s handlers decided the incoming head of state was being ridiculous even by Trump standards, and deleted all contributions by the president-elect to this exchange. Some team members have been overheard saying they would like to keep him off of Twitter for at least another month, but that seems about as likely as getting rid of the Babadook.