Sean Penn Reveals His Reason for Sitting Down with ‘El Chapo’

Sean Penn has recently taken it upon himself to become a journalist. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that earlier this month, he sat down with legendary drug trafficker and tunnel purveyor, El Chapo.

Since the interview, Sean Penn has yet to shut his mouth on the subject. He now claims that his intent to interview the great drug lord was to grow understanding for the racially biased clusterfuck that is America’s War on Drugs. It’s a whopping failure if you think its actual purpose was to take drugs off the streets. But it is an astounding success if its goal was to target the most endangered species in the United States–the young black male.

In an interview and subsequent publication of the article in Rolling Stone, Sean Penn jerks himself off in his trademark, the world needs me and I’m going to save it arrogance. In an interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, Penn shares his primary reason for meeting with El Chapo:

This is somebody who – upon whose interview could I begin a conversation about the policy of the war on drugs.

Undeniably, the War on Drugs is destructive. Undeniably, this is a conversation worth having. But Sean Penn didn’t begin it.

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Capt Cornhold
Capt Cornhold
8 years ago

Falcon & the Snowman — Carlito’s way. He’s got a hard on for the secret underworld.

Chaz Gomez
Chaz Gomez
8 years ago

Wow… Didn’t realize he had such a big ego… I would imagine now he just wants the drug world to know it wasn’t his fault el Chapo got busted…

8 years ago

Sean Penn was not only was he recognized as one of the toughest critics of
the government of U.S. President George Bush as well as its handling
of the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, but is also known for his
friendship with Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales and his support for the
Argentine cause to recover the territory of the Malvinas Islands.
Oooops! That mythical Malvinas stuff is wearing a bit thin on the