All week long debate raged in the Crikey bunker over whether we should make this a Video of the Day. On the one hand, it’s one of the most abominable songs we have ever heard and has unleashed a stream of hatred against its creator, Rebecca Black. Black is just 13-years-old and this music video was produced by Ark Music Factory, a company in the US that offers slick video production and pre-written songs for wannabe popstar teens. On the other hand, with 13 million views and counting, it’s become the latest viral hit and we feel Crikey readers need to keep up with the memes. Plus, it is Friday.

Note: Mick the Sub warns: “Being made to watch things like that is why some people eat their young.”

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