A major scandal hit the Mexican Internet in recent weeks after aspiring pop singer Melissa Plancarte posted the selfie on Instagram. Her father, Enrique Plancarte, is one of Mexico’s most wanted men and a leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which is currently embroiled in a low-intensity civil war with the army, federal police and citizen vigilante groups in the central Mexican state of Michoacán.
While the authorities say they are fighting the Knights Templar and searching frantically for its leadership, two of Enrique Plancarte’s children are working on musical careers, openly building on their father’s reputation as a drug lord. And apparently they have even received some help from the state authorities. The controversy is a major embarrassment to the federal government, which has vowed to arrest Melissa’s father and placed a bounty of almost $1 million on his head."