Pablo Escobar’s son finds Netflix show ‘insulting’
Netflix has received positive reviews for the second season of “Narcos,” a show documenting the life and times of arguably the most famous drug lord in history, Pablo Escobar.
His son, Sebastián Marroquín, however, is not a fan of the hit series, after citing numerous inaccuracies from the show and for allegedly twisting his father’s story.
In a Facebook post first picked up by The Telegraph, Marroquin criticized the show’s depiction of events, listing off 28 fallacies, while also calling it “insulting to the history of a whole nation.”
Among the highlighted falsehoods of the second season were the trivial matters of which local sports team Escobar supported in Medellín, including substantial details like denying that Escobar attacked rival drug lord Gilberto Rodriquez’s daughter at her wedding.
Marroquín also shed light on the portrayal of his uncle, Carlos Henao as a drug dealer, who was apparently an architect. He also narrated how the trip to Germany was entirely different from the one portrayed on the show.
The show’s creators, meanwhile, have always admitted that they never depicted the entire truth, with many aspects being exaggerated for dramatic purposes.
Marroquín, who’s also an architect by profession, has never been shy about sharing details of his departed father. He has often times spoken candidly about his father in a book he authored titled “Pablo Escobar: My Father,” and on the 2009 documentary film “Sins of My Father.”
Despite his notorious reputation as a criminal mastermind, some neighborhoods in his home city of Medellin still consider him a hero to this day because of his generous contributions to the restoration of the city.
For the Colombian government, Escobar remains a criminal responsible for at least the murder of 3,000 people—while it is possible that in reality he was responsible for many more unrecorded deaths. Khristian Ibarrola
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