Rebecca Black, teen mockery sensation, is currently raking in about $24,900 a week from track sales from her "hit" Friday. Does that seem crazy to you? No? How about this: She sold about 40,000 tracks in the U.S. on iTunes last week alone.
Ugh. Really? Are we really doing this, America? Are we really throwing $1.29 a pop for her crappy song that we'll listen to once with some friends as a joke? Does anyone remember William Hung? This is nonsense. But even Lady Gaga begs to differ.
The "Born This Way" (another song I hate, but that's a different story) singer recently said, "I say Rebecca Black is a genius and that anybody telling her she's cheesy is full of s**t."
You too, Lady G? What is happening with the world?
Here's what I think of Rebecca Black: Nothing.
I watched her video alone in my apartment after the Internet blew up with her name, and I really had no reaction. I didn't send it to any friends. I didn't tell my husband about it when he came home. I watched it, then forgot it ever happened. The one part of the video I actually found interesting was the rapper, "Pato" Patrice Wilson. Here is this 40-something-year-old man, who obviously is kind of talented -- what is he doing in this crazy video with these crazy teenage girls? How did he get to this point? Nevertheless, I'm sure he's more than thrilled with the success of Friday.
Call me old-fashioned, but I just don't get it. Rebecca Black did what any other teenage girl has done -- she made up a song (except she didn't write it), danced around with her friends, and made a video. Big deal. Haven't we all done that? The only thing she has that I didn't growing up is auto-tune and a couple extra bucks. I. Don't. Get. It.
So, am I bothered that Rebecca Black is making $24,900 a week right now? No (although it would be nice). I actually feel a little bad for her -- she seems to enjoy being famous for being so cheesy and bad. Will I be contributing to her college fund, though? Absolutely not.
How do you feel about Rebecca Black?
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