According to Anaheim Police spokesman, Rick Martinez, one of the threats upon Rebecca Black’s life was made in an anonymous phone call to her home and another was made in an email. In them, Black was apparently ordered to remove her home-recorded song, “Friday”, from the internet or she would be killed. Of course, now the video has gone viral, that would be virtually impossible to remove, anyway.
The threats are being taken very seriously by the police and Martinez has confirmed, “Officers are keeping a watchful eye on her during this on-going investigation.”
Rebecca Black (13) has had her video for her song, “Friday” viewed in over 110 million “YouTube” hits since it was launched in February of this year. Black has even knocked Justin Bieber off the top spot for the number of YouTube hits in the last month. That does not count all the other hits to the sites that copied the video and spread it virally.
Black’s song seemed to become even more popular as its quality was criticized. Even established pop stars waded in on the argument, blasting Rebecca’s poor singing and repetitive lyrics. Regardless, or maybe because of this, “Friday” became viral, spreading all around the world via the internet.
It seems that no publicity is actually bad publicity. It all gets you noticed. So what do you think of these reported recent death threats to Rebecca Black and to her being given police protection? No details of the extent of the protection have yet been released but presumably the cash for it is coming out of the public purse, so you should have a say on it.