Nine years ago today, the video for “Friday” was uploaded to YouTube. As of today, it has over 136 million views and 3.6 million dislikes. At the time, it was the most-disliked video on the platform (though today it only ranks as the 10th-most disliked).
At the time of the video’s posting, Rebecca was bullied, both online and in real life, for the video. Not only were the comments filled with people claiming she couldn’t sing and bashing the lyrics and production, but her classmates turned on her, too.