Saturday, March 19, 2011
Want to feel Intelligent? Bully Rebecca Black.
By now I think everybody must've heard Rebecca Black's Friday. 99.98% of reviews were terrible, merciless, shameful and indicative of how much we, as a society need to exert our supremacy over seemingly less intelligent entities.
The remaining 0.02% were good reviews, all found in Blacks' official website, by different people who all suspiciously had the same display picture, and names like Drew Peacock. However fact remains that in a week she's raked in abt 15 million views i think. Anyway majority of the flak is being faced by the lyrics of the song; which is the bit I think is a little unfair.
Of course with lyrics like -
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today
Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after...wards
I don’t want this weekend to end
- i'd be crazy to deny the sheer stupidity of the writers, but if you look at a lot of artists who're multiple award winners and billboard toppers then you'd have to face the truth that bad lyrics have been a part of our day for years before Rebecca Black. Take a look..
Stop, talk, talk, talking that blah, blah, blah
Think you'll be getting this? Nah, nah, nah
Not in the back of my car, ah, ah
If you keep talking that blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
-Ke$ha, Her debut single, "Tik Tok", released in late 2009, reached number one in eleven countries; Currently doing a tour called Get Sleazy tour..
Womanizer, Woman, Womanizer
You're a Womanizer, oh Womanizer oh
You're a Womanizer, baby
You you you are, You you you are
Womanizer, Womanizer, Womanizer (Womanizer)
-Britney Spears, Disney product, Started off being a poster-child for pre-marital modesty..ended up being married thrice, the shortest one lasting a day?
January, February, March, April, May
August, September, October,
- Boney M (erm.. yea thats the whole song)
So when we've forgiven these stars, even liked their songs, why are we stooping so low as to publicly bullying a 13year old child like Rebecca? I say we, because I've made fun of her myself. But i read some comments that supposedly educated and fashionably disdainful people have written and i was disgusted. There were comments like "I hope you cut yourself and I hope you get an eating disorder so you'll look pretty. ..."
Clearly, this is a sign of extreme insecurity?
Ark Music Factory (the record label that signs these kids) is a conscience-less, money-hungry, manipulative, bunch of masochists who don't care either about the number of youngsters they are leading on, nor about the negative light they are projecting themselves in.. as long as there's good money.
If you need to understand where I'm coming from, watch another video by a 12 year old Jenna Rose called 'My Jeans'. Clearly this sweet kid needs some urgent counseling.
Kids, wait till you're 17 to look sexy and get slaughtered by the media. You won't regret it.