The Associated Press apologized for a tweet marking September 11 as the anniversary not only of the terrorist attacks in New York City, but also of the release of Nickelback’s album “Silver Side Up”.
“A tweet posted to the @AP_Planner account about Saturday September 11, the anniversary of a Nickelback album, has been deleted. The tweet was in bad taste,” AP Planner tweeted this weekend. The Associated Press AP Planner account is primarily used to mark important dates. Another tweet from them marked the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Saturday. It used similar wording to the tweet on Nickelback, a popular Canadian nu metal rock band that is often maligned by critics.
Nickelback’s ‘Silver Side Up’, their third studio album, was released on September 11, 2001, the same day nearly 3,000 people were killed by terrorists who hijacked commercial flights and drove them into the Twin Towers of New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC.
Tomorrow: 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks (September 11)
– AP Planner (@AP_Planner) September 10, 2021
AP had already received a lot of mockery and outrage for their bizarre Nickelback tweet, many continuing to use Nickelback’s own lyrics from Nickelback singles such as “Photograph” and “How You Remind Me” – which can be found on l ‘Silver Side Up’ album – to make fun of the newspaper.
One of the most important dates in modern history and this is how you remind me of it? Is that how you remember me?
– Scott Russell (@GoIndyGo) September 10, 2021
“Stop erasing my heritage” Bulwark film critic and writer Sonny Bunch tweeted in response.
“Don’t let them erase Nickelback too. This is how terrorism works ”, another wrote.
Oh so Truth is in bad taste now ??
– Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) September 11, 2021
While AP’s tweet did not give details on the release of the nu metal band’s best-selling album on the same day as a horrific terrorist attack, Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger did address the dates coinciding in the past, claiming the album’s release was swift. became a “After complete reflection” after the band members saw what had happened.
The singer told Billboard earlier this year that the album’s biggest hit, “How You Remind Me,” had become “a kind of hymn” following the tragic events of that day.
“Probably because the song has an anthem quality. I’ve heard countless times that it helped someone get through a difficult time at the time,” he said.
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