Sean Penn is irrelevant. He’s a decent actor with more critical acclaim than he deserves and he’s a activist-for-camera-only type of Hollywood icon who craves attention and tries to help people to promote his own agendas. That’s been his life in a nutshell and it’s further evidenced in his Rolling Stone interview with notorious drug lord El Chapo.
— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) January 10, 2016
There are journalists squealing all over themselves right now about unfair it is for a Hollywood has-been to get the interview of a lifetime. Penn wears many hats, but he’s not a serious journalist. He is, however, a serious narcissist and his subject in this case happens to be one as well. In fact, that’s why he was captured in the first place.
— Henry Millton (@media_en) January 9, 2016
One should question Penn’s involvement. While there are journalistic standards that protect him, his choice of helping a known drug cartel boss with likely connections to murders should have us concerned.
It's too much. It's like some strange absurdist fiction – camus or kafka. Or the onion. https://t.co/whNwLoprWI
— Robert Leeper (@leeps237) January 10, 2016