Even in South Africa there have been some negative reactions to their SA tour announcements. There are already petitions popping up to stop Nickelback from coming to our lovely country.
Maybe live and let live?
Some vented their frustration on the Twitter-sphere:
It's all fun and games, and then Nickelback really comes to South Africa— The GaVeN (@TheGaVeN) September 17, 2013
You were joking about Nickelback coming to South Africa, now look what you've done.— Elizca de Kock (@elizca_poki) September 16, 2013
And THIS is how you remind me? RT @Helette: Just heard the worst news EVER! Nickelback is coming to South Africa!— Ch0pp3r (@Ch0pp3r) September 16, 2013
nickelback is coming to south africa. in other news, i just cleaned my toilet.— Texx (@texxonfire) September 14, 2013
Big Concerts is bringing Nickelback to South Africa. I think I'm gonna have a bruised cheek from face-palming too hard.— Fetch Gretchen (@watemif) September 16, 2013
Some even equated Nickelback with Apartheid:
NICKELBACK COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA? THESE ARE THE WORST WHITE PEOPLE TO COME HERE SINCE APARTHEID.— Shai in the disco. (@ShaiArctic) September 14, 2013
Anglo-Boer Wars - Apartheid - Nickelback Tour. South Africa just can't seem to catch a break.— Amber Sonn (@amber_sonn) September 14, 2013
Some thought the Guptas were behind it:
What if the Guptas brought Nickelback to South Africa just to punish us? #guptagate— Mahomed Omar (@DarkriverOmar) September 14, 2013
There was some confusion about supporting acts:
Generally, people thought it was a bad move:
But Nickelback does not seem to understand the hate:
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