Rebecca Black Endorses Mexican Presidential Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto [Video]

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Aug. 6 2013, Updated 2:52 a.m. ET

Mexican Presidential Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto got a powerful endorsement this week from Rebecca Black, the Youtube sensation who found fame with her hit single “Friday.”

The Huffington Post reports that Black, whose mother is originally from Mexico, traveled to Morelos to endorce Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Black doesn’t speak Spanish so a translator relayed her message. Black said:

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“I personally think that it’s very important for youths and teens to be very involved in politics. I’m only 14 and won’t be able to vote in my country for four years. But you don’t want to be 18 and have no idea what your voting for…. I think that Nieto is going to do a fantastic job.”

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But Black’s endorsement may not give Nieto the boost he needs. According to Latina entertainment reporter Astrid Capon, Black’s endorsement is an insult to the PRI. Capon said:

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“I think this is a joke in bad taste from the PRI… This girl is not Mexican, she is not well informed… And for the PRI to believe that because she is famous, young people will follow… is almost offensive.”

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Here’s the video of Rebecca Black endorsing Enrique Nieto.

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Capon said that Black probably doesn’t know much about Mexican politics and is only endorsing Nieto because her uncle, Gustavo Petricioli, is a city council member for the PRI in Cuernavaca.

Capon is probably right. After all, Black had a hell of a hard time trying to decide on what seat to take seat to take in her song “Friday.” (Kickin’ in the front seat/Sittin’ in the back seat/Gotta make my mind up/Which seat can I take?) Do you really think she’s made up her mind about the Mexican presidency?

Black, at least to my knowledge, has not picked between President Obama and Mitt Romney yet.

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