At Least 2 People Want "Friday" Viral Video Teen Singer Rebecca Black Dead
Authorities in Anaheim are investigating two recent death threats against teen singer Rebecca Black, whose video "Friday" was a viral sensation, according to the OC Register. 13-year-old Black, who hails from Anaheim Hills, became the target of much critical and public scrutiny when her professionally-produced video soared to popularity. Sgt. Rick Martinez explains that the recent death threats came from people who dislike the video and "want it off the Internet."
The young singer's family went to the police after receiving threats by phone and e-mail sent to Black's management company and a production company. Details about the content of those threats has not been made public.
Black's video, which is a lighthearted pop song about spending time with friends when school's done for the week, has "received more than 60 million views on YouTube in under a month." (It's now at over 110 million views.)
Much like many viewers and Black's video, the police are not sure if the threats are a joke, and say they are taking them seriously.