Rebecca Black Pregnancy Rumors Worse Than Her Bad Song


Rebecca BlackOK, Interwebs, let's clear something up right now. Rebecca Black is not pregnant. And if you didn't breathe a huge sigh of relief, right then and there, you have either managed to avoid the insane craze that is the 13-year-old's music video "Friday" (really, even the Glee episode?) or you're just as crazy as the hoopla surrounding the song. 

Because the Internet rumor so widespread it even duped CNN (they've taken down the post on their iReport blog, but Salon maintains a screenshot) isn't merely the price of fame for this overnight star. It's a whole new level of stomach-churning, makes me want to take a shower, the Internet has lost it craziness.

If you don't see the difference, let's break this one down. Rebecca Black put out her silly music video. The world made fun of it. She called it cyberbullying. I disagree. Although unnecessarily mean at times, the world simply made commentary on a product her family put out there. They paid ARK Music to produce a video of her song and disseminate it; they opened her up to comments on the quality of her music like any other music "star." It paid off with a feature on Glee.

Then there's this pregnancy rumor. About a 13-year-old. Different circumstances entirely because it wasn't an issue put out by the Black family at all but by an Internet hoaxster who doctored a photo Black had posted on the Internet to make it appear as though the girl was announcing an impending birth. It spread like wildfire, proving the Internet has no problem talking about the sex life of JUST-pubescent child

A child. Think about your kid's friends. Would you be talking about their uteri? Debating how many boys they've slept with? I shudder at the thought. 

Many of us have been guilty at times of engaging in Hollywood bump watching, the "is she or isn't she" commentary on the sudden appearance of ruching on the gown of a starlet known for keeping it simple. But these are grown women, women well past the age of sexual maturity, and women for whom we're generally happy. It's with joy that we think of Beyonce or Jen adding to their families.

Meddling around with a 13-year-old's vagina isn't joyful. It's gross. So let's give this girl a break, shall we? Go back to making memes of Keanu crying. He's a big boy. He can handle it.

What was your reaction to this? Price of fame or totally over the line?


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Jennifer Kupper Swan

Totally over the line.  I take the "news" at CNN with a grain of salt but was disgusted to see that her "pregnancy" was a headline in the sidebar.  I understand the I-Reports but there needs to be a middleman checking their sources.  And frankly a "source" on a Facebook page is hardly credible.

nonmember avatar Christine

Jeanne, how is telling a young girl that you hope she dies, gets an eating disorder, needs an eating disorder, and death threats NOT cyberbullying?

Miss Black WAS cyber bullied.

zmimommy zmimommy

^^^I agree, she was cyber-bullied. Many of those comments were mean and hateful. Telling her to shoot her self in the head and putting next in line after Osama to be killed is horrible.

Courtney Paige Neale

It is not ok that people said those things to her but unless they were posted directly to her, as in on say her facebook page or in emails, that is not cyber bullying. Distasteful, yes, but not bullying.

nonmember avatar Anon

I thought that rumor was hillarious. Clearly it's not true but, it's funny it would happen. I've had internet rummors started about me but, once someone came and talked to me irl, they were squashed. i feel it's no biggie. I do, however, find death threats to be a serious issue. Everyone, including this girl, has the right to feel safe. There was no reason for that on account of one stupid song. take pretty much anything by the ying-yang twins. They're ALL about stupid parties on the weekends but, they're crediable. not gonna lie, the first time my buddy told me she was getting death threats i said "why? did she take their seat LOL"

nonmember avatar wesley

hahaha nothings worse than her bad song

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