Singer Rebecca Black On Facing Depression And Bullying
The viral song “Friday,” which is sung by Rebecca Black, now officially 9-year-old.
Earlier, when it was uploaded, everyone started trolling it. The 13-year-old Rebecca Black felt very much depressed and weak after getting negative reviews about the song.
Black, who is now 22-year-old, on the 9th anniversary of the track, opened up about the bullying and depression that she faces at that time, with words to her younger self and guidance for her followers to like themselves a little better.
She said in a post on social media, “9 years ago today, a music video for a track named ‘Friday’ was uploaded to the internet. Above all things, I want I could go back and speak to my 13-year-old self, which was very ashamed of herself and afraid of the world,” she wrote.
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) February 11, 2020
The reaction she received at that time was more traumatic. In her post, she added that she felt depressed and lonely at the age of 15. At 17, classmates teased her and her friends at 17. And at 19, producers and songwriters said to her that they’d never wanted to work with her.
These things prepared her to be more helpful to herself. She was in middle school when she recorded the song. She approached a company called Ark Music Factory and paid them to write her a song and record a music video for it, featuring her and her friends.
After uploading the song, negative comments starting to appear and mostly reviews targets only Black.
In 2019, she said in a statement, “It’s not that I was defending this thing as, like, my prized most beautiful creative thing I’ve ever made in my life. But it was me. And that was my face. And that was my name everybody was making fun of.”
As she is now grown up, she did hard work to write and deliver her music.