Rebecca Black Remixes: Famous By Hate
It’s got a beat you can dance to… or stab yourself to death in the ear with an icepick to
As I’m sure we’re all decently aware of the Internet here at Swellco & Swellco (you are reading this after all). I will assume that you’ve most likely heard of the train wreck of a pop “sensation” called Rebecca Black. I’m not going to sit and here and pick apart the clusterfuck of horrible that is the video for Friday.
I will say that it’s interesting to me that this video has spawned such a wide spectrum of responses to it. Essentially the naïve little girl has received a fair amount fame, however fleeting it might be, for being the absolute fucking pinnacle of horrendous at what she did/does. She’s famous because of hate. The internet found what would normally be something akin to what you’d be pissed off at an animal for doing in the corner while you weren’t looking, and instead of reprimanding her, somehow made her famous enough to get on television for it. I could write all day about the ideology and hypothesis’ I can think of to explain this fairly recurrent phenomena in modern entertainment.
But fuck that, no one wants to hear that right now. Instead, I present to you 2 videos spawned from this fiery spectacle of terrible.
The first video is a video that makes me feel better about the world we live in by taking something as wretched as Rebecca Black and turning her into a beautiful soul devouring, reality smashing, razor-wire smile demon or something equally as heart warming. Friday (IN HELL)!!!!!
The second, and personally more disturbing video is via Community Christian Church, which is fitting, because just like CCC the drug, it will MAKE YOUR FUCKING EYES BLEED. This is Sadie B’s ridiculously Protestant “Parody”, which takes Rebecca Black’s already insipid and ridiculously horrible… whatever the fuck it is, and somehow makes it so much worse. Be warned, it isn’t fucking
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