The Dane, a divisive figure whose self-confidence has made him an easy target when he has suffered dips in form, says he does not let the name bother him, however.
In quotes translated by Eurosport, originally from German newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, he says:
The problem with this [nickname] is that I do not know where it comes from and understand if it is funny.
Am I being ridiculed? Is it serious?
I think it is a phenomenon of the youth [on social media]. They think that sounds good.
Bendtner has been a fringe player at Wolfsburg so far this season, but he has scored three times in the campaign as they ride high in second place in the Bundesliga.