YouTube sensation Rebecca Black says she's now being homeschooled by her mother and has withdrawn from her Anaheim Hills, Calif., school. The 14-year-old singer of the hit "Friday" says she is the target of harassment and bullying.
"When I walk by they'll start singing 'Friday' in a really nasally voice," Black told ABC News. "Or, you know, they'll be like, 'Oh hey, Rebecca, guess what day it is?' "
Georgina Marquez, Black's mother, says that with her daughter being homeschooled, she can focus on her developing career in music. Regarding the teasing on campus, Marquez stated, "She certainly did not need that kind of pressure."
Black's song "Friday" debuted on YouTube in March and has drawn approximately 167 million views. Though the popularity of the song bordered between fame and infamy with harsh criticism by listeners, Black received support from Simon Cowell, who defended her, stating to People magazine, "I love her [and] the fact that she's gotten so much publicity. People are so upset about the song, but I think it's hysterical."
Black has now released her latest single, "My Moment," which is streaming on YouTube and climbing with thousands of views.