Rebecca Black got real about bullying and the effects of her viral video "Friday" on its 9th anniversary
On September 16th, 2011, Rebecca Black dropped a music video that turned Friday into so much more than just a day of the week. Her song was instantly infamous, and Black became popular for all the wrong reasons. Even today, nine years after “Friday” went live on YouTube, Black is still the butt of the joke. However, she’s come a long way in how she deals with bullying and how she builds her self confidence.
“Hell,” she continued, “to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror!”
Black told BuzzFeed in July 2019 that “Friday,” a music video that is literally just about school kids hanging out after school on a Friday afternoon (“fun, fun, fun, fun, looking forward to the weekend“) became a vehicle for brutal bullying attacks—both online and at school. She said it was very obvious that people were not laughing with her.
Twitter is trying to counter the bullying by showing Black just how much they appreciate her speaking out and how important “Friday” is to them.
Although “Friday,” which sits just under a whopping 140,000,000 views on YouTube, will most likely always follow her, Black has given herself the okay to press reset and is now making some killer new tunes. Not only are we looking forward to the weekend, but we’re also looking forward to Black’s new music.