Hugely popular singer Vicente Fernández (Chente to his fans), idol of the Mexican working class, momentarily suspended his retirement to take on a commission from the Clinton campaign to write a corrido for Hillary out of his devotion for her possibly large stipend, but who knows?
After taking to Chente’s musical director (wait, wasn’t Chente retired?) last week Chente’s songwriter was so inspired by Hillary that he adapted the song Los Mandados in half an hour, and, presto! here is the result, in full bloom and video production values:
“With all respect, today I make public my support of Mrs. Hillary Clinton. This is for defending my Mexican and Latin American brothers and sisters.”
Con todo respeto hoy he hecho pública mi simpatía hacia la Sra.Hillary linton.Esto por defender a mis hermanos mexicanos y latinoamericanos pic.twitter.com/9SfM6QZpBd
— Vicente Fernandez (@_VicenteFdez) September 21, 2016
I can’t wait for Chente’s youngest son, Alejandro, to follow suit, especially if he wears those tight trousers he favors.
I also wonder what Chente would say if, for instance, Bruce Springsteen made political videos favoring a Mexican presidential candidate.
In one of those happy coincidences, on the same day another video of celebrities endorsing Hillary was released. Like the Chente video, it preaches to the choir.
This is the most convincing ad for Trump I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/8rzZdxQOGc
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) September 21, 2016
Professor Robert George took the more serious view,
Well, I actually recognized one of these self-proclaimed famous people, and he is indeed a (standard issue) Hollywood liberal (Martin Sheen). So evidently this is not what I would otherwise have supposed it to be: a thinly veiled effort by Trump supporters to induce their man’s critics to vote for him by highlighting the elitism, narcissism, and self-importance of so many celebrities who favor Clinton. It is actually meant to be a pro-Clinton ad
I don’t know about you, but the prospect of Mark Ruffalo showing his private parts in a film does not fill me with desire, much less with desire to vote, and definitely not with desire to vote for Hillary. Maybe somebody ought to tell Hollywood writer/producer/director Joss Whedon (“Avengers,” “Firefly”) whose new super PAC, Save the Day, produced the video.
And no, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary even if Clive Owen showed up and asked me in person.
The death of Leni Riefenstahl has clearly left a great void.
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.