Rebecca Black Responds to “Friday” Criticism

Rebecca Black, the young girl who has become an Internet sensation for all the wrong reasons, has finally spoken following the almost unanimous negative reviews that her song, “Friday,” has received since it was posted to YouTube on March 11.

On Friday, of all days, Black appeared on Good Morning America to finally speak about the publicity, no matter how bad, that her auto-tuned song and video have received. Black, a 13-year-old from Anaheim Hills, California, said that the nasty comments about her video, which has racked up more than 18 million views so far, brought her to tears at first but she has since been able to adjust. Viewers of Black’s YouTube video have bashed the song and the teener mercilessly, with the worst of the comments even wishing her to cut her self and get an eating disorder. “I hope you cut yourself and I hope you get an eating disorder so you’ll look pretty, and I hope you go cut and die,” one of the comments read.

Black admitted that she was not the best singer, but defended herself by saying that she believes that she has some talent. The song was produced by LA-based Ark Music Factory, which provides young, aspiring singers a chance to have a song of their choice recorded for a small amount. Black’s mother, Georgina Kelly, reportedly paid $2,000 for the song.