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Rebecca Black Pulled From School Due to Bullying

Internet sensation Rebecca Black will be homeschooled due to incessant bullying from schoolmates.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 10th, 2011 in Culture » Music » News

Rebecca Black Pulled From School Due to Bullying

International YouTube sensation, Rebecca Black, has been pulled from school by her mother to escape the constant verbal bullying she has experienced since the release of “Friday”. According to an ABC interview with Black (to air Wednesday night), the 14-year-old singer will be home schooled henceforth.

Black, who is set to appear in Katy Perry’s upcoming music video and just won a MTV Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star, rose to fame at the beginning of this year when she released “Friday” on YouTube. The music video went viral almost instantly, receiving over 100 million views. Although critics and listeners have called her untalented, uncharismatic, and cheesy, she has still managed to maintain a loyal fan base.

In the upcoming ABC interview, Black says “When I walk by they’ll start singing ‘Friday’ in a really nasally voice,” when describing her experience with her peers at school. “Or, you know, they’ll be like, ‘Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?”

Black’s mother, Georgina Marquez, is supporting the starlet’s decision to be home schooled. Marquez believes that Black needs to focus on both her education and career, without the incessant taunting from classmates.

“She certainly did not need that kind of pressure,” Marquez told ABC.

Rebecca Black understands that rising to fame has its consequences, but she didn’t expect her schoolmates to treat her so negatively.

“It’s hard because everyone wants to say ‘Oh my God, I’m this big star now’… But I don’t see it that way. I’m still the same 14-year old girl that loves to hang out with her friends.”

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