The Internet Charges $2.99 to Watch Rebecca Black’s “Friday”! Hah!

You’d think this be some sort of April Fools joke.  Heck, in the beginning, you probably thought the song itself was an April Fools joke!  But somewhere on the Internet, someone thought it was a good idea to charge people $2.99 to watch Rebecca Black’s “Friday”.

According to PopEater, there was a small span of time today where if someone attempted to watch the video, uploaded by Ark Music Factory’s “trizzy66,” they are allowed to watch 1:54, and are then prompted to pay $2.99 to watch the rest.

Adding insult to injury is the promise that “you will be able to watch this video for 72 hours.”

Really?  Three bucks will only get you 72 hours of Friday? And why are we allowed to watch only until 1:54?  What happens at 1:55 that we need to see?!  For the love of all that is holy, tell me!! *Gets inhaler, takes a deep breath* Woo…okay…got a little carried away there…I’m fine now…

I guess we should consider ourselves lucky, though…in other countries, fans only got the message, “This rental is currently unavailable in your country. Sorry about that.” At least they’re polite…

Luckily for all of us, at around 5:15pm, the video was removed entirely from YouTube, and then less than an hour later, it was restored to its original, completely free and clear form.

I think this may be the beginning of the end for the internet as we know it…either that or the beginning of the end of Ark Music Factory’s credibility (if they ever had any).  And just on the off chance you’re not one of the almost 165 Million people who’ve seen the video, here it is!

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