Politics in Mexico just became a heck of a lot more interesting than Willard’s Gay Bashing days and Obama’s decision on Gay marriage…
Social networking sites are buzzing with debate over a Mexican congressional candidate who released a campaign poster showing herself topless.
Candidate Natalia Juarez says the poster is intended to fight prejudices.
Twitter user Camila Deborarte tweeted “I’d vote for her.” But Itzel Garcia responded, “What a shame! Even this way, she has to call attention to herself.”
Juarez is running on the ticket of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party. She is shown on the poster along with six other women, all of whom are seen covering their breasts with their left hands. Some are raising their right fists.
Juarez is a 34-year-old philosophy instructor at a local university
The banner was hung earlier this week on the streets of the western city of Guadalajara.
And then the was this…incident at the Mexico Presidential Debate –
A former Playboy model clad in a revealing white dress stole the show at a somber presidential debate in Mexico focused on the economy and drug-related violence.
Wearing a tight-fitting white dress with a cut below the neckline to show much of her cleavage, Julia Orayen was working as an assistant on the televised debate.
At the start of Sunday night’s debate, Orayen walked in front of the camera to hand out cards to the four candidates, creating an immediate stir on online social media.
The appearance lasting a few seconds quickly began trending on Twitter, generating thousands of mentions. Mexican newspaper Excelsior declared her the online winner of the debate.
“The best was the girl in white with the cleavage at the beginning,” tweeted former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda, who is also a New York University professor.
At least one candidate was seen gawking at Orayen’s posterior from the dais. Gabriel Quadri, who is drawing single-digit support as the candidate of the New Alliance party, said her appearance made him nervous.
“It is impossible not to concentrate your attention on a woman so spectacular,” Quadri told MVS Radio.