Sean Penn’s exclusive interview with drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán prompted many Mexicans to comment on the bizarre turn of events on social media.
The lengthy Rolling Stone interview with Chapo divided Twitter, with some applauding the actor’s audacity and others slamming him for his questionable journalistic decisions. Penn allegedly submitted a draft of the interview to the cartel leader for approval.
Mexicans soon came up with the hashtag #NoSeanPenndejos, a play on words on the actor’s name that in Spanish reads something like “Don’t be stupid assholes.”
A similar hashtag had already been created for Penn a while back — #Penndejo — when he made an immigration joke at last year’s Oscars.
“Sean Penn: specialist in not saying anything.”
“Naive Hollywood guys that support Chavez, stop being stupid assholes and come live here for a month before blurting out nonsense.”
Mexicans also came up with the hashtag #MiSeanCumplida, another wordplay mocking President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tweet informing the world that Chapo had been recaptured.
Peña Nieto wrote Misión Cumplida or “Mission Accomplished” which naturally lent itself to some of the mockery that ensued after it was revealed Penn’s interview helped authorities track down the drug lord.
“MiSean accomplished, you where ridiculed again Enrique Peña Nieto.”
“Sorry, MiSean accomplished.”
“Bullying Iñárritu at the Oscars. Check. Sleeping with Madonna. Check. Interviewing Chapo. Check.”
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