Many of you will remember Rebecca Black as the 13 year old who had a video called “Friday.” It was viewed 140 million times and made her famous, but for all the wrong reasons. It got 3.6 million Dislikes and most of the comments she received were ugly.
It didn’t just stop there though. She was ridiculed on television shows and in parodies on Youtube. She was bullied at school and forced to drop out. She received death threats. She was only 13 and the world was that mean to her. That’s what happens with group mentality. Individual identity fades with more Group Think and it becomes okay for everyone to bully the 13 year old with no care in the world that she was suffering from depression.
But, who is Rebecca Black today? She’s a strong-willed girl making a comeback in the most righteous way. Not only has she grown up, but she’s still following her dream in music. Only this time, no one’s going to be attacking her. She has fans and they love her.
In fact, her Twitter has over a million followers and counting with people giving her nothing but love. It’s like she took all the negative and used it to make herself stronger. The death threats are gone. The bullying is over and she is a brand new person with a music career that’s about to spiral in a much different direction.
When I first pushed play on her new video “Sweetheart,” I was hoping for the best. I was hoping it would at least be good on some level. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was not only good, but it’s damn good.
It’s on that level. It’s up there with some of the best videos I’ve seen by some of the hottest artists in the industry. So when I say her career is about to go in a different direction, I mean it. She has a bright future and I can’t wait to see what she does next.