Rebecca Black couldn't make up her mind about where to sit in her now-infamous YouTube hit/disaster "Friday" ("Kickin’ in the front seat/Sittin’ in the back seat/Gotta make my mind up/Which seat can I take?"). Surprisingly, however, the young singer is considerably more confident when it comes to choosing Mexico's next president.
Black, whose mother is originally from Mexico, traveled to Morelos, Mexico to endorse the front-runner in nation's on-going presidential campaign, Enrique Peña Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Through an interpreter, Black spoke about the importance of youth involvement in politics and offered supportive words to her presidential pick.
"Peña Nieto is going to do a fantastic job," Black said.
However, Nieto's critics say that his party is repressive and corrupt, and that he will be too. On Wednesday, Peña Nieto suffered his biggest drop in support in the campaign season "after demonstrators said his party was corrupt and oppressive," according to Reuters.
Latina entertainment reporter Astrid Capon claims in her videoblog that Black offered her endorsement because her uncle, Gustavo Petricioli is a city council member for the PRI in the the capital city of Morelos state. Capon also says that Black's endorsement should be embarrassment to the PRI party. “I think this is a joke in bad taste from the PRI,” said Capon in Spanish.
"This girl is not Mexican, she is not well informed," Capon said. "And for the PRI to believe that because she is famous, young people will follow... is almost offensive.”
WATCH: Rebecca Black's Hit "Friday"
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