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Rebecca Black feels 'cyberbullied' by 'Friday' trolls



Rebecca Black may be big news in the music world these days, but nasty comments on her YouTube hit Friday sure made her feel small. The 13-year-old told the Daily Beast that some of the trolling was so vicious, she was overwhelmed.

"Those hurtful comments really shocked me," she told the site (watch the video above). "At times, it feels like I'm being cyberbullied." According to her interview on Good Morning America Friday, the worst flaming she suffered was from someone who wrote, "I hope you cut yourself, and I hope you'll get an eating disorder so you'll look pretty." Wow, that's pretty harsh for an autotuned 13-year-old.

The song was part of a package her mom bought for $2,000 from Ark Music Company, an L.A.-based production company -- kind of like those make-your-own-record booths from the 1950s and '60s, but with way more stuck-up production assistants. If you don't think the lyrics to Friday make any sense, don't blame Black; they offered her two prewritten songs, and this is the one that stuck.

"The other song was about adult love -- I haven't experienced that yet," she told the Daily Beast. "Friday is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song." So her personality was there, but not really her voice. One out of two ain't bad.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 3:45pm]


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