Sean Penn’s Portrait Of Mexican Druglord El Chapo

  

Statesman Investigates

Beyond the tortured prose and well-documented ethical lapses, the most troubling aspect of Hollywood actor Sean Penn’s “interview” of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is his childlike presentation of the Sinaloan drug lord as a simple, even heroic campesino who has done what he’s had to do to survive.

Here’s how Penn described Guzmán, who was arrested for a third time by the Mexican government on Friday, in his Rolling Stone article: “Whatever villainy is attributable to this man, and his indisputable street genius, he is also a humble, rural Mexican, whose perception of his place in the world offers a window into an extraordinary riddle of cultural disparity.”

The article ends with a transcript of a crude Q&A apparently conducted by a Guzmán aide who passed along some of Penn’s questions. Here’s how Guzmán justifies his ascension as cartel chief:

“Unfortunately, as I said, where I grew…

View original post 552 more words

Advertisements

Join the Discussion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s