Friday, Friday by Rebecca Black is a terrible song. In fact, as a musician I would concede that as a song it is one of the worst songs I have ever heard. There are legitimate criticisms from the media about what constitutes talent and, in an increasingly talentless music scene, the last thing we need is to have this song qualified as “music.”
But, the other thing is this: this girl is 13 years old! She has become the laughing stock of the nation and the subject of thousands of hate mail messages, some of which advise her to go ahead and “cut her wrists” and die.
I barely remember being 13. I am sure that at that age I had some ridiculous beliefs and said and did some incredibly stupid things. In fact, I remember telling my first girl friend at the age of 15 that I was going to form a band and we were going to tour the state–thus, no need to end the long distance relationship! Really?!
This girl put something out which, in quality was terrible, but something she was proud of. She needs to be advised to make better music, if make music at all. In fact, I am not sure what her parents were thinking when they decided to make their 13 year old daughter a pop-star. That’s a bad idea. Bad.
It’s fine to poke fun at the song. In fact, it’s fine to label it with what many people have–it is simply not a good song (unless you’re the Disney Chanel). I am sure that as this girl gets older she will realize what a terrible idea this was and why individuals considered it so bad. But for now, remember that she’s 13. Let’s not de-humanize the person in the process of criticizing what "art" is. The last thing we need is somebody who sees the world as hateful. The last thing she needs is to have her teenage years–or her life–screwed up.
Just a quick parousal on Youtube provided these comments by individuals:
Well said she is a stupid thick f***
She needs to get a slap in the face
soo many dislikes!!! haha, id shoot myself in the face if i was her….
i wonder if anyone would care if she died
Enough said. This is no way to treat anybody, especially over a song, especially someone who's 13. It’s simply true that she needs to step out of the spotlight, take down the video, and avoid the music scene perhaps indefinitely. But a bad song simply does not deserve these sorts of comments. Where has the conscience of people gone? Does anybody think it is really that unrealistic that this girl might do something in retaliation; perhaps something harmful. You can’t have a whole nation laughing at you and expect that it won’t effect your day-to-day or your life.