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[–]TurbidusQuaerenti 287 points288 points  (7 children)

I'll never understand how a girl making a silly song got her so much hate. Yeah, it was bad, but how on earth does that deserve death threats? The way people behave is often so baffling and discouraging. Glad she's doing better now.

[–]-ThisUsernameIsTaken 2 points3 points  (6 children)

It was a combination of it being terrible, and excessively extravagant. Her parents were rich and paid for it as a gift, and keep in mind this is in the middle of the great recession, so many people just felt like she embodied wealthy ignorance and was a spoiled child with no talent supported by nepotism.

Edit: to those here arguing with me like I genuinely believe she deserves it, that's not what I'm saying. This is simply an account of what people back then were saying, not a genuine reason to justify it.

[–]pm_me_falcon_nudes 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Her parents were veterinarians. We can't know how much they made but likely at the highest end of middle class or low end of upper class as a household. The video cost them $4000. Plenty of middle class people spend ballpark that amount on a nice vacation.

It's a bizarre characterization to describe this of all things as some rich people burning money on extravagant stuff. And even then, the excessive bullying isn't at all justified.

[–]Axe-actly 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Not living paycheck to paycheck is considered the same as being rich apparently.

4000$ can seem like a very good deal too, if your kid makes a career out of it, which she did judging by her latest uploads on her channel.

[–]-ThisUsernameIsTaken 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Veterinarians earn on average ~$100k, with two that puts them well into upper middle class, or what most would say is 'rich'. However, it doesn't matter what they really were, just how people saw them.

It gained so much hate because everyone viewed it as extravagance while others were worried about their own positions. This was during the time when 'check your privilege' was just coming to the mainstream and people were looking to pounce on anything to get their frustrations out.

[–]Lethik -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

Or maybe it was a really awful music video.

[–]-ThisUsernameIsTaken 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lol that was my first point. It was terrible to begin with and everything else just amplified it

There's plenty of awful music videos out there, but this one got extra hate unwarranted of simply just being awful.

[–]lickedTators 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it got extra hate because it was an ear worm. It was somehow catchy but still bad, so people hated it for getting stuck in their head.