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Rebecca Black: Bullies Drove Me Out of School

Teen star opted for homeschooling after teasing
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2011 1:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rebecca Black received so much grief from classmates after her song "Friday" went viral that she opted for homeschooling. "When I walk by they'll start singing 'Friday' in a really nasally voice," the 14-year-old told ABC before last night's live appearance on America's Got Talent. "Or, you know, they'll be like, 'Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?'"

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Critics called Black's debut "the worst song ever" and she was the target of thousands of nasty comments and even death threats—but she's having the last laugh: Stars including Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have declared themselves fans, and Black's new video already has more than 22 million views on YouTube. Black says she's not sure exactly how much money she's made—but paying for college won't be a problem. (Read more Rebecca Black stories.)

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