Rebecca Black is all grown up ya'll. Crazy we know, nine years ago, the year 2011, she was yes - you guessed nine years younger than she is now! The star of one of the biggest and earlier viral videos, "Friday" Rebecca Black has a unique perspective on what it means to grow up in the Internet age and specifically as a viral star.
So, in honor of today being the 9-year anniversary of 'Friday', Rebecca took to Instagram to share her thought on how her early brush with viral fame changed and affected her life.
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*swipe ->* 9 years ago today a music video for a song called “friday” was uploaded to the internet. above all things, i just wish i could go back and talk to my 13 year old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world. to my 15 year old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. to my 17 year old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. to my 19 year old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me. hell, to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror! i’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. you are not defined by any one choice or thing. time heals and nothing is finite. it’s a process that’s never too late to begin. and so, here we go! this might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else.
We have no idea what she's doing now (not that we care) but we did notice she has aged, and aged much better than Friday.
Can it be Friday already? Please!