Today is Friday, Friday, which means we’re all looking forward to partyin’, partyin’. But today also happens to be the one-year anniversary of Rebecca Black’s generation-defining anthem, named after this very day, which lingered around the Internet for a few weeks before going viral last March.
Though the 14-year-old did release a follow-up single last July called “My Moment,” that was a total misnomer, because “Friday” (and its seemingly endless fallout) was clearly Rebecca Black’s moment. That moment has passed and the Auto-Tuned dust has settled, but since it’s been a whole year — and because today is Friday — NewsFeed wonders: what is Rebecca Black up to now?
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It turns out Black received taunts from her classmates after “Friday” garnered 167 million YouTube views. She subsequently opted to withdraw from her Anaheim Hills, Calif., school and instead be homeschooled by her mother, People reported.
“When I walk by they’ll start singing ‘Friday’ in a really nasally voice,” she told ABC News. “Or, you know, they’ll be like, ‘Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?’”
Black still appears to have an active fan base on her Facebook page, however. Some comments are unabashedly mocking, of course, but she also gets a lot of people telling her they love her. It also doesn’t look like she’s letting her haters keep her down, because her dreams are endless.
“I’d love to be in Twilight,” she told Rolling Stone, “and I can’t be in Harry Potter anymore, which sucks.” Until her movie-star goals are achieved, you can listen to her not-entirely-horrible single, “Person of Interest.”