Rebecca Black may be responsible for ‘the worst song of all time,’ but it’s not stopping her attracting celebrity fans – Justin Bieber, Simon Cowell and Nicole Richie have all voiced their support for the 13-year-old.
Her song Friday – which now has 33 million hits on YouTube – became an internet sensation thanks to its awful lyrics and poor production, making Rebecca world famous for all the wrong reasons.
But Simon sang her praises to Entertainment Week, saying: “I think it’s genius. The fact that everyone’s getting upset about it is hysterical.
“It’s what we call a ‘hair dryer song’, a song girls sing into their hair dryers as they’re getting ready to go out. But the fact it’s making people so angry is excellent.
“I want to meet her. Anyone who can create this much controversy within a week, I want to meet. I love people like that.”
Nicole Richie also added her two cents on Twitter, writing: “Rebecca Black is DOPE! I’m gonna support her music, her work & her dream… But still make Friday jokes.”
Even original YouTube singing sensation Justin – whose success Rebecca was probably hoping to emulate – had something to say about her.
He referenced her lyrics in a tweet, saying: “Sunday comes after Saturday? Weird.”
Rebecca’s parents reportedly paid LA record label Ark Music factor £2,000 to create a music video for their daughter in the hope it would make her famous – which it eventually did, but probably not in the way they were expecting.
The teenager confessed during an interview with ABC that some of the mean comments posted online had driven her close to tears.
But she hopefully won’t stay upset for too long once she learns about her new army of famous fans.