Today marks the 9th year of the accidental anthem of 2011 from Rebecca Black. It became a national joke after it has been released.
However, for this 13-year-old- singer, the jokes were all at her expense, and it was quite a blow for her.
It may have had a hundred million views from her song, but people were mostly mocking her about it. Here is a little line from a song “got to have my bowl, gotta have cereal” every time you eat breakfast.”
Currently, she is already 22 years old and has adjusted. Today, she posted on her Instagram about her traumatic experience after her single. She was depressed at the age of 15 and was alone.
When she was 17, her classmates threw food at her, and by the time she was 19, producers and songwriters said they would never work with her. But all these have just taught her to be kind to herself.
For Black, who was still in middle school during that time, the infamous video went up; she didn’t expect the backlash to happen.
She paid Ark Music Factory to write a song and do a music video for her with her friends. Right after it was released, so many negative comments coming in, and all of them were lambasting the aspiring singer.
She said during an interview in 2019, “It’s not that I was protecting this thing as, like, my prized most beautiful creative thing I’ve ever made in my life. But it was me. And that was my face. And that was my name people were making fun of.”
Here is the complete post she shared on her Instagram –
“swipe -> 9 years ago today a music video for a song called “Friday” was uploaded to the internet. Above all things, i wish I could go back and talk to my 13-year-old self who was ashamed of herself and afraid of the world. To my 15-year-old person who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. To my 17-year-old person who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. To my 19-year-old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me. hell, to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror! I’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. you are not defined by any one choice or thing. time heals and nothing is finite. it’s a process that’s never too late to begin. and so, here we go! this might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else.”
But to those who are intrigued as to her current status, Rebecca Black still makes her music!
Some of her YouTube comments seemed to have not moved on from that song but hey, she certainly have moved forward.
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