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Arnold Schwarzenegger equates Nickelback with herpes and the band respond in style

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Actor, politician, TV host and muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the umpteenth person to jump aboard the (highly tiresome) Nickelback bashing bandwagon.

The Terminator star shared a video on his social channels last night where he hit out at United States Congress by saying: “Here are some of the things that are more popular than Congress: haemorrhoids, Nickelback, traffic jams, root canals, colonoscopies, herpes. Even herpes, they couldn’t beat herpes in the polls.”

Pushing for reform in Congress, Schwarzenegger also tweeted: “When Congress is less popular than herpes & Nickelback, how do 97% of them get re-elected? Gerrymandering.”

Little did Schwarzenegger realise that he was taking on the undisputed kings of Twitter comebacks.

Citing the critically savaged 1997 superhero movie ‘Batman & Robin’ in which Schwarzenegger stars as Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze, Nickelback responded: “Approval rate this: Batman & Robin. Please leave us out of your future wisdom drops.  Danke Shön Herr Governator.”

Conceding that he had been trumped by the Canadian rockers, Schwarzenegger retorted: “That's... ice cold. I hope we can agree that we need a freeze on gerrymandering, guys. Thanks for the reply.”

Check out a selection of Nickelback’s finest Twitter comebacks – including their dressing down of Royal Blood – below:

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