Rebecca Black & Threats
April 20, 2011 by Post Team
Rebecca Black & Threats, Rebecca Black rapid rise to fame on YouTube has not come without serious drawbacks. Police are investigating two death threats against the -year-old, who became an Internet sensation with her video for “Friday”. The threats were made in March, some time after the video went viral, according to police spokesman Rick Martinez of Anaheim.
“In essence, the threats were related to getting music from the Internet or they would kill her,” Martinez said.
“We can not validate its severity, but we take it seriously,” he said. Martinez said officers were “keeping an extra eye” to investigate Black, because messages, which were made through her production in Los Angeles, and management companies.
Ark Music Factory now infamous Black video produced earlier this year. Once that became an Internet phenomenon, TMZ.com reported that the manager signed DB Debra Baum entertainment on Billboard.com, said an agreement with John McEntee in TEI entertainment.
Researchers still have not identified the person behind the threats, which were sent by telephone and email, but could face criminal charges.
“We will investigate and determine, number one, the source of the comments and then based on research to determine what the intention was and where we go from here,” Martinez said. “If we believe were intended as a threat indeed going to work for the prosecution.”
Black was a stranger to Southern California high school student before “Friday”, was released in February Ark, a boutique label.
The video, in which Black sings about their weekend plans, generated over 110 million hits on YouTube until consumers and critics mocked him.
Since then Black has made appearances on national television and graphic entries accumulated in the United States, Britain, Australia and Canada.
Visible Measures, which tracks the performance of web videos, has said that the copies, including video, skits and other versions available in hundreds of video sites, “Friday” has generated more than 200 million hits – beating Lady Gaga “Born This Way” and Justin Bieber of “Pray.”
In an interview last month with The Daily Beast and “Good Morning America,” Black spoke about some of the reaction it has faced.
Offended a listener, he said, he said “cut … and get a eating disorder so we’ll see a lot.”
“Those nasty comments really surprised me,” Black said The Daily Beast. “Sometimes, it feels like I’m being harassed.”
But the threat is spreading to their comments online life, so Black can be really regretting her newfound fame.
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