Rebecca Black Forced to Leave School Due to ‘Friday’ Bullies
Pop music fans weren’t the only ones mocking Rebecca Black after her ‘Friday’ video came out — it turns out the bullying at school got so bad, Black’s mom was forced to begin home-schooling her.
Radar Online reports that on ‘Nightline,’ Black described the kinds of abuse she received from other students: “When I walk by they’ll start singing ‘Friday‘ in a really nasally voice. Or, you know, they’ll be like, ‘Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?’”
Black’s mother, Georgina Marquez, removed her from school, saying she didn’t need the extra stress. Black said that even before ‘Friday,’ she was used to being bullied, which actually made it easier to handle:
“I’ve had a lot of experience with not being liked and all that. I think if I hadn’t had to deal with that in the past then I totally would have handled this differently and I would have gone down in burning flames. But I’ve learned that you just can’t let it get to you.”
No matter how bad the song was, bullying someone so much they have to leave school is definitely not cool. But Rebecca is getting the last laugh. In addition to making thousands of dollars from iTunes and YouTube for ‘Friday,’ Black released a second single, ‘My Moment,’ that has racked up more than 22 million views, and she has appeared at awards shows and on stage with Katy Perry.