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NickRoll’D: Latest Meme Leads Victims To Nickelback YouTube Video

Rick Astley does not approve

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NickRoll’D: Latest Meme Leads Victims To Nickelback YouTube Video
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If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Internet, then you’ve probably been RickRoll’D. For the off chance that a few of you aren’t familiar Rickrolling, it’s an Internet meme form of bait and switch. Someone will send you a link to something you’d be interested in, upon clicking the link you’re taking to YouTube where you’re greeted with the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up“. The video is below for your viewing pleasure:

It now appears that Rick Astley has some competition for his meme crown as the NickRoll is here, and it’s awful.

Nickelback’s latest travesty song, When We Stand Together, is being passed around the Internet, but not necessarily because people like it. Just like the the RickRoll, people are being directed to the video under the assumption that it’s something that they’d actually like to watch. Sadly they’re greeted with the Chad Kroeger repetitiously screeching the word ‘Yeah‘.

If you’d like to punish yourself, check out the video below.

“When We Stand Together” just went up YouTube on November 23, 2011, and it already has over 39 million views. To be fair, tons of people like terrible music, so all those views shouldn’t be attributed to NickRolling.

Let this be a warning to everyone out there: the NickRoll is alive, and it will strike when you least suspect it… just listen to these poor Twitter users:

Looks like I got Nickroll’d. Immediately proceeded to r/spacedicks to cleanse my mind <_> 10 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

RT @davidjonasyoung: A Nickroll is when U trick sum1 in2 listen 2 Nickelback It’s funny b/c they suck. #nickroll http://t.co/g2XY6370 34 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

I think I’ve just been Nick Roll’d. 8 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Nick-roll’d. 4 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

I think I’ve just been Nick Roll’d. 8 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Someone posted a link to “Never Gonna Give You Up” in a music forum but it was actually a Nickelback song! The NickRoll has been spawned. 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Have you been NickRoll’D yet? Tell us in the comments section below.

NickRoll’D: Latest Meme Leads Victims To Nickelback YouTube Video
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  • David

    This has been going on for a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1gggn_cR94

    • Chad K

      Give us a break, man! We’re trying our best.

    • Chad K

      Do people dislike us because we love goats?

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Jeremy Muncy

      I wouldn’t call that the same thing… I mean who doesn’t drive around bumping Nickelback? Am I right?

      • Fanboy

        If you’re crankin’ it with the windows rolled down, that’s being annoying. When you’re delivering it like pizza to purposely cause discomfort and harm (“THE CHILDREN! WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?”), then it’s a crime!

  • Robbie B

    Awsome band sure beats rap and all that £&@££