‘Friday’ Singer Rebecca Black Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Holocaust Video After Backlash

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Rebecca Black, the face and voice behind the 2011 YouTube track, “Friday” has been forced to apologize after a disturbing video of her “mocking” the Holocaust, along with disgraced YouTuber Shane Dawson, has re-surfaced.

Keep scrolling to see the controversial clip…

And lo and behold, it’s none other than the king of being problematic, Shane Dawson. But this time, he’s managed to drag someone else into it…

It’s Rebecca Black, the one-hit-wonder teen who rose to fame after releasing “Friday” back in 2011.

The slightly nauseating track, which has now raked in an eye-watering 141 million views since its release on March 14th, 2011, is about a typical school day on a Friday (shock). If somehow, you haven’t seen or heard the song, here it is above – But watch at your own risk.

Purely for how s**t it was.

There’s no denying it. The beat is basic, the lyrics are meaninglessly shallow (“I see my friends, kicking in the front seat, sitting in the back seat, gotta make my mind up, which seat can I take” springs to mind…), and Rebecca’s voice is hideously autotuned.

Which makes for some pretty unpleasant viewing. Though let’s be real – Just how good can a low-budget video full of awkward teens get?

The then thirteen-year-old Rebecca found herself being ridiculed and humiliated online.

So did Rebecca’s fame.

And was able to at least enjoy some of her fame, attending award shows and red carpet events, winning a Teen Choice Award, hosting YouTube Rewind, and even briefly collaborating with Katy Perry.

Rebecca disappeared from the internet’s radar and has lived her life out of the public eye.

Amazingly, Rebecca, who is now twenty-two-years-old, hasn’t given up on her music career.

Though she admitted it was a struggle to find herself. “I was kind of a later bloomer, personality-wise,” Black told LA Magazine. “I feel like because of everything that happened with “Friday” and growing up on YouTube, like, I experienced so much, but I was a bit emotionally stunted. And when I moved out here, I started working with a team that actually gave a s**t about me.”

The songs “The Great Divide,” “Foolish,” “Heart Full of Scars,” and “Satellite” were included in Black’s most album, RE/BL, released last year in 2018.

“That has been an ongoing process of me really trying to be patient with myself and them being really patient with me as I figure out how the hell to go from being this girl that people really didn’t like and got this really weird start to like a person who believes in herself and can work with other people and confidently walk into things like this,” she explained.

She can’t be the same girl, surely?!

And she has gradually become somewhat of an influencer over the years.

And has done promotional work for companies such as 3 Musketeers and Dunkin’ Donuts.

In a resurfaced video that has been circulating the internet, fans have accused the social media star of mocking the Holocaust along with disgraced YouTuber Shane Dawson.

In an emotional set of tweets, she apologized for the offence caused by the old video – which is dated back to 2016 when she was sixteen years old. Keep scrolling for her response as well as the video.

As Dawson holds up the Holocaust card to his head, you can see her get visibly uncomfortable at the word.

Dawson then goes on to asked her if it was her song, Friday, she replied: “I mean, I’m sure it happened on Fridays.” Yikes.

I mean, she was a child at the time and he was around twenty-six. He should have known better.

If you want to find out about that story, you can find it at the end of this article. We’re not discussing it here because it’s so disturbing.

She wrote: “I am so sorry to those I have hurt. I wish what I would have done was shut such an offensive joke down, rather than uncomfortably play into something I deep down knew was wrong.”

She even called out Shane Dawson in the caption but he has not yet made any comments about the situation. Keep scrolling to read about why fans are finding it very difficult to forgive him for his comments about Willow Smith.