If there is Bieber Fever, then prepare for the Black Plague. Unless you live under a rock, you probably have heard of viral teen Rebecca Black and her universally reviled song and video called “Friday”. Many call it the “WORST SONG EVER”. It’s got its fans and its got its legions of haters.
The first time I heard of her a couple of days ago, she had 7 million views on her YouTube video. Yesterday, she had 16 million. Today, there are 21 million views…and growing by the minute. Of course the reason she went viral so fast is mainly because of the savage reviews and the negative publicity her auto-tuned drone of a voice garnered. She’s been on many TV shows and even interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. But she’s unique. She’s not like Justin or Charice whose instant fame coasted on real talent. Rebecca is more notorious than famous. Her parents almost pull out her video after she got mostly hate comments from viewers. But scrappy teen that she is, she insisted that the video remain, as she is determined not to be cowed by the haters.
But she opened a can of worms. On her heels are now a slew on teenage non-talents vying for public attention, through notoriety, if not through talent. For instance, Jenna Rose, whose video is now about to breach the 1 million mark. In my opinion, Jenna Rose is leagues more annoying then Rebecca:
And in related videos, remember the racist UCLA student who posted a video rant on Asians in the library? Well apparently she’ leaving UCLA after receiving much heat and even death threats after her video had gone viral. Even the UCLA chancellor condemned her video as unbecoming of a UCLA student. Anyway, here’s a hilarious song than an Asian wrote for Alexandra Wallace. The song is actually good.