A Republican senator claims a prankster signed him up for multiple Nickleback email newsletters. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse issued the charge Friday on Twitter, claiming multiple work and email addresses of his had been signed up for newsletters from the Canadian rock group. Nickleback has often been called the “world’s most hated band,” even drawing academic study over why the group is so detested. “To whoever just subscribed my email accts (family, work, obsolete) to multiple Nickleback promotional & fan newsletters: It’s. Not. Funny,” Sasse wrote on Twitter. Suspicion in the Nickleback incident turned quickly to the office of Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, a known instigator of Sasse on Twitter. Three hours after the original tweet, Sasse wrote in an update that Hatch’s office “just [messaged] me to apologize.” “Just didn’t want you to miss this. It must be a big day in the Sasse house,” Hatch’s office replied on Twitter, including an image of Nickleback’s new album, Feed The Machine, which dropped on Friday. The album’s title track, about a dystopian totalitarian government, received mixed reviews.
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Just didn't want you to miss this. It must be a big day in the Sasse house. pic.twitter.com/0CVBtbrWMT
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) June 16, 2017