Today we learned: Sean Penn’s name is very punny. When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on January 8 that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was caught by saying “misión cumplida,” he probably didn’t imagine the turn of phrase possibilities that would result after Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with El Chapo came out of nowhere.
Suddenly, #MiSeanCumplida started cropping up everywhere, as well as the very clever #NoSeanPenndejos. (the Penndejo pun was actually created after last year’s Oscars when Sean Penn made a green card joke about Alejandro González Iñárritu, according to Fusion.)
While#MiSeanCumplida is another chance to knock down the embattled president,#NoSeanPenndejos is Mexican Tuiter’s version of #staywoke. Many using the hashtag have suggested that the Penn story and El Chapo’s capture are just a way to divert attention from Mexico’s real problems. Like back when El Chapo’s second escape dominated news outlets and drowned out the fact that both Mexican Social Security Institute and the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers were on the brink of financial collapse.
Whether they are making a joke about the situation or theorizing about what the government is up to,#MiSeanCumplida and#NoSeanPenndejos have been everywhere.
Check out some highlights from the hashtags below.