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VidCon 2014: YouTube stars discuss viral video fame

VidCon 2014: YouTube stars discuss viral video fame

In 2011, Rebecca Black, then 13, became a viral sensation after her song “Friday” hit YouTube.  With the song’s success -- it’s now generated over 69 million views -- also came backlash: Media outlets questioned whether it was the “worst song ever” and YouTubers posted negative comments on Black's channel. But at VidCon’s “Suddenly a Star” panel on Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center, the 17-year-old Black said she has moved past the cyberbullying. “Honestly I can say that online hate has never bothered me except for one day of my life and that was the first day it all happened,” she said. Plus, Black...

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