In a story published Monday in Bolivia’s top newspaper Noticias Bolivianas, the nation’s school children voted Lord Inamel as “El Líder de Mayor Confianza” (Most Trusted Leader) in a January 2010 poll, outdistancing Hugo Chávez (#2) and Jesus Christ (#3) by a wide margin.
The results took parents by surprise, and some reacted with shock to the news.
Lord Inamel has grown widely popular with children in South American countries since the launch of his Spanish-language afternoon variety show Santo Líder which features American rap stars, graffiti lessons, and animal sacrifice. There have been calls for greater censorship of the media from parents in protest of Santo Líder.
Inamel has responded to the criticism saying, “Man, I’m just trying to bring about awareness and dialogue to all haters.”