Kohl’s apparently found the composite “Rebecca Black Friday” too hard to resist, and conjured up a commercial that rewrites “Friday” from the point of view of one of those Industrial Strength shoppers who goes straight from the Thanksgiving table to the parking lot outside the store. (They’ve since pulled the video, so this is a Non-Official Copy, for those of you who are concerned about such things.)
The response from the media (and on my Facebook wall) was generally not enthusiastic, though the International Business Times picked it as one of their five best Black Friday ads. And someone landed on Rebecca’s blog asking “OMG CAN THEY ACTUALLY DO THAT?” Um, yes, they can.
Two weeks ago, RB herself dropped in at Google HQ to face an audience of YouTube staff, where she answered questions and generally acted like the bubbly teenaged girl she is. Revelations therein:
- The main reason she did the “Friday” video in the first place was to get one more item on her CV before eventually going to college.
- Yes, she does have “Friday” on her iPod, plus a couple of remixes and covers thereof.
- She’s doing a small voice appearance in an animated film.
- “Friday” views, even today, spike every Friday:
For the latter, I blame people like this:
And with the ritual playing of “Friday” by @MsRebeccaBlack, I pronounce this week Over and Done With. #wesoexcited
Meanwhile, tomorrow is Saturday.