Thursday, March 24, 2011
Rebecca Black: Music Geek
By now I think most people have seen or at least heard of the video of Rebecca Black singing "Friday". It's been viewed just over 42 million times as I write this post. Geeks will note the significance of the number 42 but for everyone else, that's forty-two MILLION views. You'd think she'd be the latest pop sensation but she just may be the most ridiculed singer in history. The intensely vicious comments and outright personal attacks on this girl would have even the strongest adult choking back tears. Yes, we're talking about a 13-year-old girl who did nothing more than make a music video. In interviews, Rebecca has shown that she's surprisingly strong in the face of all this hate, and that at heart she's nothing more than a Music Geek.
She doesn't think she's the greatest singer, nor the worst, that the world has ever known. Rebecca is just a girl who loves music, loves to sing, and who's parents paid for her to make a music video. She swoons over Justin Beiber and thinks it would be the best thing ever to sing a duet with him. This teenage girl has had people wishing for her death because they hate what she loves. Does anyone remember a few months back when a little girl named Katie got picked on for loving Star Wars? Yeah, you probably do because when she was ridiculed for what she liked the Geekverse came out in full force to support her and say it was wrong. Well, this is no different. Rebecca is a girl being ridiculed not just for liking music but for trying to create something. Good or bad, she's just doing what she loves and deserves credit for not letting the bullies get her down. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics or Music, a Geek is a Geek. Rebecca Black, FTW!