Rebecca Black on "Friday" Backlash: "I'm Being Cyberbullied"
Rebecca Black says she has felt "cyberbullied" in the days since her first single "Friday" drew scathing reviews and became an Internet sensation.
"Those hurtful comments really shocked me," Black, 13, told The Daily Beast. "At times, it feels like I'm being cyberbullied."
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The song, which relies heavily on Auto-Tune, includes such lyrics as: "Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards/I don't want this weekend to end."
"I didn't write it at all," Black said. "The other song was about adult love — I haven't experienced that yet. 'Friday' is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song."
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Billboard called the song "straight out of Auto-Tuned hell," while Rolling Stone characterized the song as an "unintentional parody of modern pop."
However, the music video has been viewed 13 million times and counting.
Black said she opted against taking down the video after it began garnering negative comments because she "decided not to give the haters the satisfaction that they got me so bad I gave up," she said.
Up next for the California eighth-grader? She will sit down for interviews with Good Morning America and On-Air with Ryan Seacrest. She also plans to record an acoustic version of "Friday" to highlight her voice sans Auto-Tune.
"I want to show people there's more to me than they think," she said.