NEW YORK – The highly publicized relationship breakup between Canadian singing superstar Justin Bieber and pop idol Selena Gomez was purposely delayed until after the U.S. presidential election, according to friends of the couple.
The Obama campaign was reportedly concerned when Bieber was reported to have been publically overheard at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show repeatedly exclaiming “I could legally tap that in a couple of years!” in reference to various Victoria’s Secret models.
Top Obama strategist David Axelrod personally contacted the couple and urged them to postpone any potential breakup or public discussion about their relationship until after the election. Campaign strategists feared that a breakup would cause shock waves among youth and Hispanics.
“Look at our partisan demographics,” explained a campaign worker who wished to remain anonymous. “Young people. Women. Hispanics. These are groups that identify with Democrats, but a substantial number of them are Bieber/Gomez fans. If Justin and Selena break up, suddenly our core voters are stuck at home glued to TMZ and Perez Hilton, which means that they are not out and voting. We lose our ground game and the Republicans cruise to victory. It would be catastrophic.”
The couple initially balked at letting politics play a role in their relationship decisions, with Bieber reported to have saying, “What the f__ do I care? I’m Canadian.” However, Gomez was threatened with having a paternal uncle of hers deported back to Mexico if she did not comply with the Democratic demands, and this was enough to for the couple to accede to the campaign’s request.