Remember Popeye the hitman?
The last time we looked (2014) he, Pablo Escobar’s main hitman, had been released from prison.
Now he has his own YouTube channel, he’s marching against corruption, and has a Netflix miniseries about his life.
And don’t forget his book royalties.
InSight Crime has the details:
Popeye’s rehabilitation has been helped by the mainstream media. Along with the Colombian television station Caracol TV, Netflix has launched a new series called “Alias J.J.,” based on the book Popeye wrote while serving his sentence, “Surviving Pablo Escobar.”
Netflix is the latest digital medium that has allowed Popeye to share his story on a mass scale. The ex-hitman talks about the series with pride and describes it as one of his “weapons” in his battle to reintegrate into society.
There’s even a series trailer,
Look, I’m all for redemption, but this kind of promotion for a guy who confessed to murdering 300+ people and ordering the death of another 3,000, is repugnant.
Popeye served 23 years in prison.