Sean Penn's El Chapo Rolling Stone article mocked online

Sean Penn's long and often rambling Rolling Stone essay based on his interview with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — which included comments from Guzman on everything from his childhood to his thoughts on the drug trade — has been widely mocked on social media.

Notorious drug lord met with U.S. actor in his hideout in Mexico before being recaptured

Actor and activist Sean Penn's meeting with infamous Mexican drug lord El Chapo and subsequent Rolling Stones article was a big scoop, but it didn't go over very well on social media. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

Sean Penn's long and often rambling Rolling Stone essay based on his interview with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — which included comments from Guzman on everything from his childhood to his thoughts on the drug trade — has been widely mocked on social media.

Guzman met with Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo in his hideout in Mexico months before his recapture by Mexican marines in his home state of Sinaloa, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine published Penn's article on Saturday, the day after El Chapo was recaptured.

The whole affair raised many questions, as well as eyebrows.

Many online were unimpressed, but had fun with it.

Others, like actor Mark Ruffalo, came to Penn's defence. 

But, he was overshadowed by the jokes....

...Even the often austere New Yorker chimed in with a mocking tweet. 

However, some of the more serious critics pointed to what they saw as an unethical story. 

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