People on Social React Like Savages to News of El Chapo’s Capture

El Chapo has been captured and it’s tearing the Internet apart. Seriously, people on Twitter and Instagram just don’t know how to feel right now.

It all started when Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, sent out one tweet and people were immediately skeptical.

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Translation: “Mission Accomplished: We have him. I want to inform the Mexican people that Joaquin Guzmán Loera has been detained.”

The unverified Twitter account suspected to belong to one of Chapo’s sons was quick to respond.

And then the Internet exploded in true social media fashion over El Chapo’s capture with memes.


Emotions were split over the news.

Granted, some people just didn’t get it.

And some people were just plain confused.


The people want to see El Chapo put an end to ISIS.


And Trump. What about Trump?!


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Low key, tho… How many people were waiting for a Trump/El Chapo show down? ??????????

It was as if a superhero had fallen today. ?

Some used social media to publicly grieve for El Chapo’s freedom.

If only he would have listened and taken people up on their offers to help.

All of a sudden, El Chapo became a source of inspirational quotes.

And poems.

But then everyone remembered that he’s El Chapo, so goodbye is only for a little while.


There’s even a hashtag dedicated to El Chapo’s inevitable escape.

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