Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s son blasted the depiction of his father in the Netflix series Narcos. “I am not against telling stories, but I am against glorifying criminals and showing drug trafficking as glamorous. This confuses youths,” Sebastian Marroquin, 39, told El Periodico. “I receive tons of messages from youths asking for help to be like my dad. They want to be that criminal, they send me photos dressed up like him, with his moustache, his hairstyle.” Marroquin added that Narcos and similar depictions “have turned my father into a hero and given young people the idea that it is cool to be a drug trafficker.” He says he offered Narcos producers access to his family archives, but claims they declined his offer.
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