I didn’t really want to contribute to the discussion of this…but I found this interesting.
I think it’s safe to say that by now, you’ve seen this.
You must have right? Over 50,000,000 people did, at least.
I’m not hear to bash this video. It’s bad, sure, but it’s certainly not the worst video in the world. If you guys looked at the other videos on this channel, all of them starring wanna be teen pop stars themselves, who’s parents paid for the video (just like Black), they’re all in that exact mediocrity-bad level. For some reason, Miss Black’s video is the one that struck.
The internet is weird like that. BUT, that’s not what’s interest me.
See, I stumbled upon this video starring Miranda Cosgrove (for people my age, that funny/overachiever little girl character from School of Rock, for young kids, the lead girl from iCarly.)
Now…tell me this doesn’t look….FAMILIAR….
Interesting that they share that many images and shots. Who ripped off who? Do I sense a fight coming on?! Is someone going to have to sue the other person!?
….of course not. The truth is actually much simpler.
Looking at the upload dates I noticed that they were uploaded a day apart from each other. Funny enough, Black’s video was uploaded first. She beat Cosgrove by a day. So if anyone is to blame rip off, that would be ridiculous, and down right impossible.
So what does that mean? The makers of both the videos and the songs are just generalizing that what they think girls want to hear and see. That’s why the videos are so similar, they’re working off the same model, the same model that’s been used over and over again. Ever saw a Debbie Gibson video from the ’80s? Is it really any better…or any less cheesy?
So really, how much can we really blame Miss Black? Make fun of Black’s video all you want, but the truth is, she isn’t first one to have a video like this, and trust me, she won’t be the last.