Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday on our mind

Is is really possible that Rebecca Black's video "Friday" had 42,586,619 views before we finally saw it?  We acknowledge we are slow here at the Sanctuary with the new stuff,  but that number is startling! (In our defense, at least we aren't manning the control tower at Reagan National.)

More surprising -- and troubling -- is that a harmless video posted on YouTube could generate more than a half-million "dislikes" in such a short time.  Way to go, cyber bullies. It must have been a slow month. 

We're not here to defend "Friday," which is NOT the worst song of all time. But we will defend Rebecca Black, who to us is just a 13-year-old singing a pop song that probably would've gotten her eliminated from American Idol by now. We don't care what she's earning for her part -- we've read $25,000 a week -- she said she'll donate proceeds to the Japan relief fund and her school.

Why must so many people be so annoyed by this?

1 comment:

  1. The attacks on this kid are despicable. She is a 13-year-old and her target audience is other 13-year-olds. Why do adults even feel the need to listen to it, much less trash her? The internet has emboldened a lot of bullies who like to take potshots at easy targets.