I am not a Rebecca Black fan. I can describe a number medieval activities I'd rather on the receiving end of.
Many are dismayed by the thirteen year-old's viral rise of Internet fame. I am more dismayed by the cheap shots from bloggers and critics.
We as a culture love to hate things. It seems to be what brings us together most of the time.
While I too despise "Friday," but I hate a lot of things, like scratchy labels on my shirts for instance. I still think Rebecca Black is a child at thirteen and we should refrain from pot shots and whatever mudslinging we reserve for adults.
Its a free Internet and I can't stop them from harshing on Rebecca Black for their own fodder. I think it's child-sploitation.
In a Good Morning America interview, Rebecca responded to the viscous backlash. "At first, when I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry," said Black. "I felt like this was my fault. And I shouldn't have done this, and this is all because of me. And now I don't feel that way."
So go ahead. Indulge your ego if you need to make yourself feel superior by cbyer-thrashing a thirteen year old.
I applaud her risk taking and her maturity as she navigates through her popularity, ...but I doubt I'll be listening.