Sasse: Someone subscribed me to Nickleback emails as a prank

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Friday that he was pranked with email subscriptions for one of his least favorite bands: Nickelback

Sasse Tweeted to scold the anonymous pranksters, who he claimed signed up his personal and work email accounts to receive promotional information for the band.


The Republican lawmaker was not amused by the prank and has expressed his distaste for the band in the past.

"To whoever just subscribed my email accts (family, work, obsolete) to multiple @Nickelback promotional & fan newsletters: It's. Not. Funny," Sasse tweeted Friday afternoon.

Sasse has a long history of hating the band, which recently made a Rolling Stone readers' poll for the top 10 worst bands of the 1990s.

Twitter users quickly responded with more Nickelback memes and jokes for the Nebraska senator.

Sasse has knack for social media gold. In May, he appeared in a viral photo with Sens. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHarris, Ocasio-Cortez among Democrats calling for recurring direct payments in fourth coronavirus bill House Republicans, key administration officials push for additional funding for coronavirus small business loans Rep. Massie threatens to block next relief bill, calls for remote voting MORE (D-N.Y.) and Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Former Trump advisor Bossert says to test the well, not ill; Senate standoff on next relief bill Trump's ambitious infrastructure vision faces Senate GOP roadblock  GOP lawmaker touts bill prohibiting purchases of drugs made in China MORE (R-Ark.), which sparked a caption contest on Twitter.

The result? You guessed it: More Nickelback memes.