Rebecca Black Drops Out Of High School Because Of Bullying

14-year-old Rebecca Black has reportedly dropped out of school due to excessive bullying about that one song she put out on the internet. Poor girl apparently couldn’t take the heat anymore. More from Business Insider:

“When I walk by [other kids will] start singing ‘Friday’ in a really nasally voice… Or, you know, they’ll be like, ‘Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?'” says Black.

Her mom condoned the decision, saying that Black doesn’t need the pressure or the taunting. She also wants her daughter to focus on her career.

Black will be home-schooled until the bullying dies down, which I can’t imagine happening any time soon. She’s still got an entourage, though! Her billion views on YouTube have afforded her a personal stylist, manager, makeup artist, publicist, and body guard. In sum: pretty sure Rebecca Black will be fine. TC mark

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  • http://twitter.com/kyleangeletti Kyle Angeletti

    Can’t really blame the bullies. Just so easy. I’d ask her what day it is also.

    Agreed – she’ll be just fine and have another super annoying song out soon that we’ll all talk about for exactly 5 weeks. 

    • http://www.nosexcity.com NoSexCity

      “Just so easy.”

      Praying that’s a joke, but pretty sure it’s not. Bummer on you, dude.

      • Guesty

        Awww were you bullied you big baby? Want some french cries with that waaaaa burger?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Sawicki/735004736 Joanne Sawicki

    How about teach your daughter how to deal with bullies? This is a learning opportunity!

  • Anonymous

    “To focus on her career,” I find that ridiculous because we won’t even remember her come this time next year.

    • EP

      God, I hope I don’t have to remember her in a year.

  • Anonymous

    “and if they hate then let ’em hate, and watch the money pile up”

  • http://twitter.com/galette_rois Julian Galette

    This will never stop as long as she keeps telling herself she can have a musical career. I foresee her doing a lot of drunk crying in college as hoards of party goers circle her and sing Friday. 

    • Uhnonnymus

      By the time this girl is in college no one will even recognize her.

      • Woyzeck

         They’ll recognise her name, though. It only takes one person with a good memory – or access to Google – for this to flare up again.

      • http://twitter.com/galette_rois Julian Galette

        Exactly. People don’t forget. And neither does the internet. 

  • haploscope

    It doesn’t matter what she did or didn’t do on the internet; bullying is never called for.

  • Jen

    that’s hardly bullying in my book. Feelings are feelings, yeah yeah yeah, I get that. But this is hardly going be the last time she’ll be taunted for the insult to music that “Friday” was. It was a really bad song, and she’s old enough to understand that. Her parents need to teach her to hold her head high and not let people asking her what day of the week it is get under skin. She has the ability to do something really awesome with the nationwide attention shes garnered, and she won’t grow enough to do that if shes enabled like this.

  • http://twitter.com/MissKimball misskimball

    she could still go to school monday – thursday

  • Amber

    Aw man, I guess I’m the only one who feels sorry for the poor girl. She’s only 14, come on! No one deserves that kind of negative and malicious attention, especially not for making a silly video with her friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

    I feel sorry that her routine is going to be ruined.   No more waking up at 7 am to go downstairs  and have her bowl of cereal.   She no longer gotta get to the bus stop.  She no longer gonna be able to get to the bus and see her friends.  No more kickin’ in the front seat…sittin’ in the back seat, and so on. 

  • federico

    a lifetime of isolation begins

  • Tory

    Bullying is not okay. Ever. And as far as I’m concerned, a girl who has to *drop out of school* because she’s being harassed so much she can’t cope is not ‘fine’. I don’t care how many hair stylists she has–this experience is going to damage her in ways no amount of material success can mend. 

    And another thing: more time in her own little wannabe celeb world with her pushy stage mom is the very last thing this child needs. She needs some semblance of a normal life, and it’s being denied her. I don’t know and can’t judge how much bullying was going on and whether dropping out was warranted: but someone, mother or classmates, is keeping her from living a normal life, and that’s inexcusable.

    Show some compassion and understanding.

    • Woyzeck

      Agreed. This is why the whole concept behind the “Ark Music Factory”, the idea that you can pay for your child to become “famous” and that this is a good thing, is utterly abhorrent. In five years time Rebecca Black will have no semblance of a normal life left, and she runs the risk of having this song hanging over her head for the rest of her life. This is what happens when we tell our kids that fame for its own sake is a legitimate goal.

  • http://miriammogilevsky.wordpress.com Miriam Mogilevsky

    Actually, author of this article, you may be surprised to know that many (if not most) celebrities have mental health and/or substance abuse problems despite their “entourage.” Even Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, who I can’t imagine were literally bullied out of school at fourteen years of age, have a lot of issues. Why isn’t this being taken more seriously?

  • http://fastfoodies.org Briana

    two words:

    ROBIN. SPARKLES.

  • http://twitter.com/barrettlane Barrett Lane

    Well the good news is that at she no longer has to wake up at 7am.

  • http://twitter.com/RyaninAustralia Ryan Culliver

    She just lost all the material for her next single! What the hell is Friday if you don’t have to catch the bus Mon-Thurs! It’s nothing! At this point, the only hope she has is a bowl other than that for cereal.

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