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Black to beat Bieber for YouTube's most hated

March 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM ET

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This is your brain on Rebecca Black.

Tween sensation Rebecca Black will see her parent-financed video "Friday" beat Justin Bieber's "Baby" for most disliked YouTube video within the next few days, if not hours, reports ReadWriteWeb.

It's an exciting, yet unsurprising development for the 13-year-old sensation whose Auto-Tuned masterpiece of mediocrity became the cool thing to hate on the Internet barely two weeks earlier.

While mainstream media critics, including this one, contend that "Friday" rates about as high on the Lame-O-Meter as pretty much everything else in current popular culture (with the exception of insanely overlooked NBC sitcom "Community" which is GENIUS), the Internet begs to differ.

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This is measurably so on YouTube, where "Friday" has more than 1 million dislikes and growing (and around 61 million views overall).

While Black's "Friday" is soon to surpass Bieber's "Baby" as the most disliked YouTube video, as ReadWriteWeb's chart reveals, Bieber continues to dominate this category, holding five positions in the top 10. Incidentally, "Baby" surpassed 500 million views on Monday to become the most viewed video on YouTube. Ever. If you care. Whatever.   

ReadWriteWeb also notes that Bieber "only has 3 of the 20 most viewed videos on the site. His videos are just the most hated."

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