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Following harsh criticism the rock band Nickelback, Facebook users have devised a way to reveal all who have "liked" the group.
Due to a special URL, Facebook users can identify which of their friends are a fan on the group, outing over 13 million people.
While the Canadian rock band has legions of fans, many critics have roasted Nickelback- including Idaho's Boise Weekly earlier this month.
"You can spend $45 to go see Nickleback this week," Weekly writer Gross began ahead of a Nickelback concert. "Or you could buy 45 hammers from the dollar store, hang them from the ceiling at eye level and spend an evening banging the demons out of your dome."
The article was met with outraged Nickelback fans who quickly rose to defend the group.
Moreover, a Facebook user in 2010 embarked on a quest to create a Facebook fan page with more fans than Nickelback. Days after starting a page dedicated to a pickle, Facebook user Carol Anne accomplished her feat. The pickle fan page exceeded Nickelback's 1.4 million fans.
Nickelback's lead singer Chad Kroeger has been known to field criticism of the band.
"[Millions] around the world will disagree with anybody who says that," Kroeger once stated. "Nickelback does not suck- if you don't like Nickelback, you don't like Nickelback- [but] Nickelback does not suck."
The group just performed during last night's NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Today on Twitter, users revealed mixed opinions about the evening, ranging from cruel messages to tributes to the group.
"Letting Nickelback perform at tonight's #NHLAwards is like putting a bumper sticker on a Ferrari. #NoGood," wrote Wheeling Problems.
"If they guys from nickelback were drowning and you could only save one of them, would you go get waffles or pancakes," asked Elijah.
Twitter user Rebecca wrote, "I love Nickelback and have for years."
"I'm a fan, and I don't care who knows it," wrote Charles. "Ya'll ROCK!"