Esther (pilotis) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

I Accidentally Became A Meme: Overly Attached Girlfriend

Overly Attached Girlfriend is a fictional character and an Internet meme originating in a viral YouTube video published on June 6, 2012. The character was created by Laina Morris.

The video was a submission to a contest held by Justin Bieber who challenged fans to create a "Girlfriend" counterpart to his hit song "Boyfriend". The video, which satirized elements of the Bieber song that have been perceived as clingy, featured Morris staring at the camera with a fixed smile while singing about Facebook-stalking her boyfriend and other themes.

Her video became viral through Reddit and Laina decided to start a career on YouTube that became successful with more than 1,285,312 subscribers and more than 144,885,832 views. Her username is still "wzr0713" officially, but her display name now identifies her as "Laina".

Laina announced in 2019 her departure from YouTube and posted a video on July 24, 2019 detailing that she is no longer going to make videos and is quitting YouTube altogether. She talked about her own personal story with depression and anxiety that went on behind the scenes off camera. Prior to this announcement, she had only posted one video to YouTube in the previous two years.

Tags: internet celebrities, meme
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