Proof that bad press is still press – the Rebecca Black story
Although the world would never ever be so cruel as to outright deny anyone their chance at fame , every kid responds to parental cooing on the side, in line with “you’re a star”. Despite the fact that, in realistic terms, some people just… shouldn’t even when it does have a way of going “I told you so” right after the proverbial unmentionables hit the fan.
Enter Rebecca Black, who at the tender age of 13 is now one of the most virally successful and also loathed singing sensations on the internet. In terms of online awareness, the song has garnered overwhelmingly negative publicity for being ‘bizarre’ and ‘inept’.
Rebecca Black was understandably upset by the comments rendered on YouTube, but it can be argued that the online world runs on the purest form of vocalized democracy in existence. It is also understandable that people’s comments will get out of hand. Then again, once Simon Cowell starts taking interest, it’s over. Welcome to mass manufacturing pop-culture style!
Already the net is swarming with blog posts and evil little engines plotting Black’s further downfall and humiliation. On e-Bay, there was even speculation that a tissue covered in Miss Black’s teenage tears would go on sale. Perhaps we should start placing bets on what the lyrics of her next song will comprise of… hmmm… anyone?
Place a bet of a different kind here.
Watch the official video to her song entitled Friday: