black politics
In a video posted to YouTube Monday, Black threw her support behind controversial Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto.

Rebecca Black may have finally found something more controversial than her hit song “Friday:" her political views.

The 14-year-old singer threw her support behind Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto in a video posted Monday on YouTube. Black, who’s mother is Mexican, endorsed Nieto while on a trip to the country.

“I believe that Peña Nieto is going to do a fantastic job,” Black said in the video, while her mother translated to Spanish.

In the jumpy and apparently hastily edited three minute clip, Black said that kids her age should not be ignorant of politics, even if they aren’t yet eligible to vote.

"Even though I'm only 14 and I won't be able to vote in my country for four years, you don't want to be 18 and not know anything about what you're going to vote about,” said Black to the roomful of young Nieto supporters.

Her support drew criticism, as many Mexicans are marching in the thousands to criticize his party for manipulating the country's mainstream media. The singer's endorsement video racked up 27,000 views and numerous dislikes with anti-PRI and anti-Black comments.

“Given how disliked Pena Nieto is by a huge segment of Mexico's population and how much Mexicans dislike non-Mexicans; Pena Nieto and Ms. Black are opening themselves up to massive ridicule,” a commenter wrote.

Another YouTube commenter added: “Boycott Rebecca Black for backing the corrupt killer of innocents Peña Nieto. Not only [can’t] she sing, she has no brains. Boycott Rebecca Black for backing the [corrupt] killer Peña Nieto.”

Popular Mexican YouTube host Astrid Capon also came out swinging against Black, saying she was insulted that Black, a non-Mexican, would advocate for a presidential candidate. Capon added she believed Nieto is just using Black, taking advantage of the young singer’s ignorance and popularity for his own political gain.

Capon also pointed out that Black’s uncle is a city councilman for the PRI in Cuernavaca.

Oddly, it now appears that, for many Mexicans, Black's political views may be worse than her singing.

Photo via Facebook

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
Layer 8
A female Lebanese news anchor was told to shut up—here's what she did instead
Rima Karaki is a Lebanese TV host who isn't afraid of a fight. Things got heated Monday when Karaki was interviewing Hani Al-Seba'i about the phenomenon of Christians joining Islamic groups like ISIS. Al-Seba’i is a Sunni scholar who fled to London after he was sentenced in an Egyptian court to 15 years in prison for being a part of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The United Nations considers the group to be an affiliate of al Qaeda.
youtube
Rebecca Black's new song isn't awful
Rebecca Black’s video for her new song “Sing It” makes me so excited because it’s not totally horrible.
The Latest From Daily Dot Video
Group

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!