From fashion, food, nature, and television, there are a plethora of things people hate for no justifiable reason other than, “the internet told me to.” And with the upcoming release of the new Nickelback documentary, I thought now would be a great time to take a look at other things that I believe get more hate than they deserve.
World-famous band Nickelback, despite enormous commercial success spanning decades, has long been the butt of cruel jokes and memes in every corner of the internet. A new upcoming documentary, Hate To Love: Nickelback, looks to tackle the issue and address the arguably undue hate head-on.
According to PEOPLE, Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger spoke passionately about the doc in a media interview at the Toronto Film Festival, stating that after it was released he would no longer be talking about that part of the band’s legacy. “We made a documentary, everybody can watch it. And now from this day forward, if anybody asks that question in the press, it’s like that’s the end of the interview.”
Personally, I’ve never had a problem with Nickelback. Sure, their music catalog isn’t the most diverse which makes a lot of their music sound formulaic. But you know what? It’s a good formula. You’re gonna tell me with a straight face that you’ve never jammed out with “How You Remind Me” cranked all the way up in your car? Are you really trying to deny that “Rockstar” is an all-time banger? You’re just gonna lie to yourself like that?
While this level of hate and disdain is in a league of its own with Nickelback, there are definitely other facets of pop culture that the internet has hurled unjust resentment toward. But if you take a second to really analyze these things, perhaps you can look at them through a softer, more compassionate lens.