Do You Feel Sorry for Rebecca Black?

12 Aug

I know this is a bit of a random post but it’s something I felt like writing about. One of the things that I’ve noticed a lot on twitter this week is that Rebecca Black, artist of the incredibly viral song Friday as well as her newest song My Moment (far less annoying) was taken out of school by her parents because of bullying. It was said that classmates teased her about it too much and she couldn’t deal with it any longer so she left.

Now the other side of the story is that her parents paid Ark Music Factory (the company who recorded the song and video) over $4000 to make this song and turn it into an overnight success. After all the comments of abuse came in, they sued Ark Music for exploiting their daughter but didn’t they kind of ask for it? By April the video had gained over 100 million views on YouTube but it had to be taken down because of the lawsuit. Black said to Fox News that if she would walk by in a corridor they would say ‘oh hey Rebecca, guess what day it is’ and then snigger.

I believe that if she was properly being bullied then that would’ve been tough. No one deserves to be bullied. If it was a bit of teasing then what did she expect? She can’t have possibly thought when she was recording the song and filming the video that it was a legitimately good song. She wanted the attention. She wanted to be famous, and fast. She got it. She was popular all over twitter and other internet tools and was even in a Katy Perry music video.

That brings me back to my question, do you feel sorry for her? Leave a comment below!

2 Responses to “Do You Feel Sorry for Rebecca Black?”

  1. Brian D August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Could not agree more Cultured Lad!

    • aculturedlad August 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Nice to see that I’m not being too harsh and someone agrees! It’s just hard to feel sorry for someone that clearly sought a lot of attention but didn’t think it through. She got what she asked for!

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