‘Friday’ singer Rebecca Black feels cyber-bullied

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Happy Friday, everyone.

Thirteen-year-old Rebecca Black’s singing career got off to a rocky start when the music video for her single “Friday” went viral on YouTube, inspiring online commentators to rabidly criticize the tune and even dub it the worst song of all time.

“Those hurtful comments really shocked me,” Black told The Daily Beast on Thursday, saying she felt she was being cyber-bullied.

The lyrics, which celebrate the awesomeness of Friday, come across as simple and cheesy to the point where many believe the song must be a parody of teeny bopper music.

“It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend,” the song goes. “Friday, Friday, gettin’ down on Friday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah), partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah), fun, fun, fun, fun, lookin’ forward to the weekend.”

The video has gotten more than 15 million views and been described as “a whole new level of bad” and “a train wreck.” Black has ousted troubled actor Charlie Sheen from being a Top Twitter trending topic and made many people actually resent the start of the weekend.

One Twitter user wrote on Friday morning: “Oh my god. This Rebecca Black thing is going to get too out of control&take over my wonderful Fridays. I hate her.”

These sort of comments brought Black to tears, according to her statements on “Good Morning America.”

“I think I have talent on some level,” Black said on GMA. “I don’t think I’m the worst singer, I don’t think I’m the best singer.”

Black, an eighth grader from Orange County, Calif., claims she didn’t even pen the song. After performing well at an Ark Music Factory casting call audition, Black was invited to record one of two songs label heads had written. As part of a $2,000 package her mother funded, they offered to make an accompanying music video. Black selected “Friday.”

“I didn’t write it at all,” Black said. “‘Friday’ is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song.”

[WATCH: “Friday” music video]

Laura Donovan