Too far. Compare him to Stalin or Reagan or something like that. With a low blow like this, you're just begging him to sic the riot police on you. Side-note: we swear we were not aware of what Nickelback sounded like until the 900th time we read someone crapping on them on the internet and we finally broke down and Googled their videos. We blame you, users of the World Wide Web, for making us experience this music. If more of you tried to use a different go-to reference for bad music (LMFAO? Katy Perry? Yo Yo Ma?), fewer humans would feel compelled to find out what Nickelback sounds like. Embrace variety. There are so many bands out there just as terrible as Nickelback. They deserve their moment in the sun.

Sources: The Atlantic | Daniel Strauss On Twitter