Danielle Bregoli became an Internet sensation overnight after her appearance on a television chat show went viral – and David Spade has spoken for every man when he said he’s had enough.
The 14-year-old ‘Cash Me Ousside’ girl has managed to stay in headlines ever since, sparking a debate over the modern concept of being famous for being famous – or for being a young, vulnerable but undoubtedly petulant child.
You can watch Bregoli being Bregoli on CBS‘ Dr. Phil in the clip below:
But David Spade – of Joe Dirt and Entourage fame – has just called time on the youngster’s remarkable rise to Internet notoriety, speaking on behalf of a public who’s sick and tired of professional nobodies becoming ‘undeservedly’ wealthy.
He posted an Instagram photo of himself – a 52-year-old actor who has worked hard for his dues – alongside the so-called Bhad Bhabie in an LA bar called Catch.
Spade captioned the photo:
How bow dis. (@bhadbhabie is slightly underwhelmed to meet me). Unfortunately she stopped being famous 5 minutes before this was taken
A commentary on the fickle nature of fame? A damning indictment of Bregoli’s questionable talent? An undoubtedly witty joke?
Whatever Spade meant by his caption comedy, he surely didn’t expect the reaction he got from social media, with commentators accusing him of taking advantage of a young, vulnerable girl.
One wrote, “No offence to spade but you meeting her and the controversy to follow was the only reason I knew you had an Instagram in 2017 or a Joe dirt franchise.”
I put that picture on here cuz it was on IG and i was shocked that some ppl got so mad for diff reasons. Crazy how much it got ppl worked up
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) May 8, 2017
Those who weighed in and came to the defence of Danielle needn’t have bothered. The human-turned-meme famed for her fiery attitude stayed true to form and re-posted the photo, clapping back at Spade.
She wrote, “I thought dis guy was the waiter”.
Either Bregoli spoke out, responding using playground tactics akin to her age and her infamous tagline, or she is simply lapping up the extra publicity Spade unknowingly gifted.
It seems, ironically, Spade’s own post rendered his hopeful prediction incorrect.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.