Rebecca Black has advice for her 13-year-old self who dropped 'Friday' music video and suffered for it

Rebecca Black has advice for her 13-year-old self who dropped 'Friday' music video and suffered for it
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Do you remember watching the music video for Rebecca Black's 'Friday' roughly a decade ago? The video had created waves on the internet, gaining popularity, especially for its cringy production sense.

You might have merely cringed and moved on, but the internet is not a kind place for a young girl and for years after the release of the video, life for Rebecca Black would never be the same - she faced cyber abuse and was bullied in school, so much so that she had to quit her school and get homeschooled by her mother. In fact, if you take to Google to search her name, the first popped suggestion is her music video for 'Friday'. 

After almost a decade, the singer took to Twitter to share what she would tell her younger self. 

"9 years ago today, a music video for a song called 'Friday' was uploaded to the internet. Above all things, I just wish I could go back and talk to my 13-year-old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world," she wrote on Twitter. "To my 15-year-old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. To my 17-year-old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends."


"To my 19-year-old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me that they'd never work with me. Hell, to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror!" she wrote. 

"I'm trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. You are not defined by any one choice or thing. Time heals and nothing is finite. It's a process that's never too late to begin with."

"And so, here we go! This might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else," she concluded her message.


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