Rebecca Black is coming to Australia. Nope, I didn’t ask for it either, blame Telstra.
The world of Internet meme’s move pretty fast, with most videos spreading rapidly over the course of a few ours and forgotten about a few days later. Rebecca Black’s Friday video lasted longer than most and received the appropriate remix treatment to extend its lifespan.
It seems Australia’s largest telco, Telstra is funding the expedition international voyage to have Black visit down under. If they were looking to cash in the ‘success’ of the teen internet celebrity, they sure did miss the boat. The timing is intriguing given the release of Windows Phone 7.5 and iPhone are both due in October. I’m sure Apple is smart enough to avoid Rebecca Black, I hope the same can be said for Microsoft.
Black confirmed the news with a Twitter post earlier today and followed up with a YouTube video.