Rebecca Black has left her school due to getting made fun of so much for the Internet hit, "Friday". Black was pulled out of school by her mother due to the widespread ridicule Black received over the song, which, despite receiving more than 160 million views on YouTube, has been cumulatively panned. She is now being homeschooled.
Black told ABC News that students were constantly targeting her, explaining, "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?'" Clearly, it is no large surprise that Black was tormented for the video, though the situation is unfortunate. Black, 14, is one of many victims of the "you-post-it" generation, who yearn desperately for fame, achieve it and then realize that it is not at all what they expected.
YouTube itself probably didn't help matters much by not allowing viewers to access the video after it went over the top-viral, stating that "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black." This move may have made viewers angry at Rebecca Black. On the other hand, maybe the old, now-you-see-it, now-you-don't trick is best for Black considering the overall quality of the song.
Black's mom told ABC that the move will also help the 14-year-old focus on her career.
There is certainly nothing like a healthy dose of home-schooling to make a kid more focused on her career (and less well-liked among her peers).