Today is Monday, yesterday was Sunday, before that it was Saturday, three days since Friday… If you haven’t seen the infamous Rebecca Black Friday video, you’ve probably heard about it via your friends on Facebook or Twitter. Since uploading the “worst video ever made” in February, this 13-year-olds video has gotten over 80 MILLION views and millions of comments / spoofs / parodies / tweets, most of them beyond mean.
Worst of all, most people don’t see anything wrong with these attacks on the 13-year-old. In fact, 76% of Good Morning America viewers agree with the attacks, while only 24% say she’s just a kid and to back off.
So why is hating this young girl for her song so addicting? Writing a hateful comment about Rebecca Black is an easy way to focus our energy away from the negative realities currently facing the whole world, including the wars in the Middle East, Japan earthquake / tsunami, high oil prices, unemployment, and even our personal lives.
Rebecca Black provides the entertainment we need to step away from the negativity that is currently our world. Unfortunately, writing extremely mean comments about Rebecca Black is only contributing to the overall negativity and rage we feel about world.
Is there a more positive way we can deal with everything that’s happening?