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#4 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
Then stop talking about him, stop giving him attention. Even negative attention can make someone famous, and they can turn that into more money. I.E. Rebecca Black, Britney Spears' return to fame, Monica Lewinsky...

Not to mention, while I know it sounds conspiracy nut-y, I don't necessarily believe all of this. Managers have started realizing that controversy and hatred are actually quite easy to make money off of, so I don't place much stock in everything I hear anymore, negative or positive.
#459 to #4 - lewisrobilliard **User deleted account** (01/09/2014) [-]
I'm not sure why, but I think 'off of' is incorrect and should be replaced with 'off'
#516 to #459 - robertlewandowski (01/09/2014) [-]
You're right, but it seems to be used all the time in America, so I suppose they're used to it
User avatar #444 to #4 - wwkybobo (01/09/2014) [-]
Justin Bieber is not famous because we hate him, he's famous because teenage girls buy his albums and attend his concerts. How does me calling him a fag make him famous? Im a kid on the internet.
User avatar #478 to #444 - penileburglar (01/09/2014) [-]
Because you're doing two things right now-

Talking about him (so more people will hear about him, more people will be reminded of him, etc. He gets most of his advertisement from people who hate him--no one's going to instantly agree with you when you hate on a celebrity, but they'll want to find out more about him, and that will likely include looking up his music, providing him with more potential fans and ad revenue)

And giving his fans something to rebel against (Teens and pre-teens LOVE counterculture, they love to feel edgy.)
User avatar #431 to #4 - nozepicker (01/09/2014) [-]
Who the **** is Monica Lewinsky?
#490 to #431 - penileburglar (01/09/2014) [-]
Wow.  Not sure which is more impressive, that you don't know or that you would rather ask here than go to google, where your answer would be instant.
Wow. Not sure which is more impressive, that you don't know or that you would rather ask here than go to google, where your answer would be instant.
User avatar #589 to #490 - nozepicker (01/09/2014) [-]
I'm so very sorry for your disturbance.
#392 to #4 - anonymous (01/09/2014) [-]
how the hell is that conspiracy theory like? Critical thinking makes you a conspiracy theorist now?
User avatar #480 to #392 - penileburglar (01/09/2014) [-]
On funnyjunk, yes, pretty much.
#317 to #4 - anonymous (01/08/2014) [-]
yeah cuz people love being known everywhere as a ****** person, bad singer, whatever. you think artists are happy to be hated cuz it makes them more popular? youre a retard, and also britney spears is talented as **** , lrn2 listen to music you child
#281 to #4 - anonymous (01/08/2014) [-]
#278 to #4 - anonymous (01/08/2014) [-]
and there we have the reason why i dont like modern times, its all about money, its all about getting noticed and selling **** ..... god i miss bob dylan.
User avatar #273 to #4 - jaypaul (01/08/2014) [-]
famous =/= infamous
#452 to #273 - jumperzero (01/09/2014) [-]
but they both = money
User avatar #465 to #452 - jaypaul (01/09/2014) [-]
Charles Manson was pretty infamous and I don't remember people donating to him. Publicity =/= Money either. Advertising why someone's an asshole is a pretty go way to get people not to give them money. If write an review in a newspaper about a restaurant being terrible and present your reasons in a rational way I think it'd be safe to say that you'd be detouring other people from spending money there, and not trying to get the restaurant more business. You're trying to get it shut down.
User avatar #484 to #465 - penileburglar (01/09/2014) [-]
No, but calling someone a fag on the internet isn't going to make them hated--but it will spread their name around, draw attention to their videos, etc. It's basically free advertising. And, in this case, it gives also teens something to feel 'edgy' about. They get to 'rebel' against all the people who hate him. Teens eat that **** up.

Charles Manson committed a far more major crime than 'being a fag' and social media / advertising didn't work back then the way that it does now.
#466 to #465 - jumperzero (01/09/2014) [-]
no, thats not the only way to make money.
User avatar #471 to #466 - jaypaul (01/09/2014) [-]
People can give you money voluntarily for free or exchange for a good or service. I'm aware of that. People can also steal money by force. My point remains unaddressed, however. If you make the case for why someone is a terrible person are other people who agree with you more or less likely to give them money? If they don't agree with you but already weren't going to give them money you will have not given them no reason to. If they don't agree with you and already were going to give that people you were speaking poorly of than you've made no impact on that person's decision, and the person they're giving their money to is no better or worse off for you having made your argument against them. Goodnight.
#479 to #471 - jumperzero (01/09/2014) [-]
there are more ways to make money than just selling a service or product. its much deeper than that. you would be surprised by the things that earn you money. There are reasons other people run multi million/billion dollar organizations and you have whatever job you have. if you did run and manage a multi million/billion dollar organization then you probably wouldn't be on funnyjunk. publicity does = money if you know anything about good (or bad, if earning money is not the only condition for it to be called good) buissness.
#198 to #4 - castereleven (01/08/2014) [-]
He's already famous as 						****					 and he's already done the damage. It doesn't really make a difference now.
He's already famous as **** and he's already done the damage. It doesn't really make a difference now.
User avatar #132 to #4 - HardyUndertook (01/08/2014) [-]
i actually like Rebecca Black...sure friday was kinda lame but her other songs are pretty good (some of them anyways) and she is a sweet and humble girl (or atleast used to be haven't heard much of her lately she'll probably pull an amanda bynes)
User avatar #41 to #4 - haqq (01/08/2014) [-]
Exactly. Nobody really gave a **** about Miley Cyrus anymore until she got all the negative attention and was called a slut and a whore for her last couple of songs, which got a few hundred millions of views each and probably made millions.
User avatar #48 to #41 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
Yep, perfect example. She'd be a nobody right now without all of that attention.
User avatar #10 to #4 - jukuku (01/08/2014) [-]
Why the **** is Rebecca Black on there? She's a girl who wanted to be a singer and was scammed. She's a good person as far as I know, she gave away a lot of the money to charity too.
#183 to #10 - anonymous (01/08/2014) [-]
Bieber gave a lot of money to charity too.
User avatar #633 to #183 - jukuku (01/09/2014) [-]
Yes but he's a huge prick.
#221 to #183 - kinginthenorth (01/08/2014) [-]
Probably on good advice of his managers.
Then again, where does it say he did?
User avatar #17 to #10 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
I said 'negative attention can turn someone famous.' How does that not describe Recca Black?
User avatar #19 to #17 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
...I was going to delete and correct that typo, and then I realized... Recca Black. Roflmao. Best tryhard nickname ever.
#497 to #19 - anonymous (01/09/2014) [-]
People who hate him make him infamous, not famous.
User avatar #539 to #497 - penileburglar (01/09/2014) [-]
In this case, they will make him both. People reading about him will not instantly form their opinion based on whether or not you think he's a faggot, but they will hear his name, and possible look him (and his music) up.
User avatar #7 to #4 - hellomynameisbill ONLINE (01/08/2014) [-]
PPFFFTTT... Rebecca black doesn't have money!!
User avatar #18 to #7 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
...At no point did I say she did...
User avatar #42 to #18 - nefarian (01/08/2014) [-]
If you say her name right after you mention ''and then turn it into money'' it can be pretty misleading
User avatar #47 to #42 - penileburglar (01/08/2014) [-]
First, read : CAN turn it into money. Never said they all did, you're misquoting me a great deal there. Second, Rebecca black did do some television spots and such after her video went viral, and definitely made SOME money off of them--and the ads on the video itself made plenty of money, though it most likely didn't go to her. Plenty of money was made by creating a YouTube video that everyone hated. Just because she's not a millionaire doesn't mean she doesn't demonstrate the ability to turn negative attention into money.
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