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.
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.
¡Chinga a tu madre pinche lacra corriente! https://t.co/ODBXpEd6tj
— Iván Guzmán. (@lvanArchivaIdo) January 8, 2016
Credit: @IvanArchivaldo / Twitter
…Pretty sure you guys know what that means.
And then the Internet exploded in true social media fashion over El Chapo’s capture with memes.
A photo posted by El Monito Cabron (@el_monito_cabron) on
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Are you sure Steve? You’ve led us all astray before.
Emotions were split over the news.
El Chapo is back in custody?
— Lorenzo Perez (@LPerez400m) January 8, 2016
Credit: @LPerez400m / Twitter
Granted, some people just didn’t get it.
Longer El Chapo held by Mexican govt, more likely he is to "escape." Mexican drug carels own the govt. Our new country's going to be GREAT!
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 8, 2016
Credit: @AnnCoulter / Twitter
We understand, Ann. You hate Mexicans, enough already.
And some people were just plain confused.
A photo posted by Citlali Gómez (@_laalee_) on
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It’s cool, y’all. Latinos got Twitter today. Just take a seat and learn.
The people want to see El Chapo put an end to ISIS.
Credit: @Che_Movina / Twitter
And he can’t possibly do it from jail…or can he?
And Trump. What about Trump?!
Credit: @ashleylatruly / Twitter
Low key, tho… How many people were waiting for a Trump/El Chapo show down? ??????????
It was as if a superhero had fallen today. ?
Damn now i really dont have a role model #FreeElChapo
— Haberdasher (@VALLEmade) January 8, 2016
Credit: @VALLEmade / Twitter
Some used social media to publicly grieve for El Chapo’s freedom.
My mom had tears in her eyes when found out El Chapo was caught she was so sad?
— denisse (@dennnyyz) January 8, 2016
Credit: @dennnyyz / Twitter
No llores, mami. He’ll be out again soon.
His capture is bringing more people to the genre of narco corridos.
Looks like Ima be listening to narco corridos all day at work #FreeElChapo ??? lmao
— Luis Castaneda (@AyeCasta_) January 8, 2016
Credit: @AyeCasta_ / Twitter
And, at the end of the day, aren’t we all connected through music?
If only he would have listened and taken people up on their offers to help.
they got my boy chapo smh i told him come stay at my place but he never listens #freeelchapo
— petty labelle✨ (@tee_27) January 8, 2016
Credit: @tee_27 / Twitter
Surely if he was hiding out with @tee_27 he would still be free to roam.
All of a sudden, El Chapo became a source of inspirational quotes.
"Este es mi año"
-El chapo, 01/01/2016
— Fab. (@fabeEscobedo) January 8, 2016
Credit: @fabeEscobedo / Twitter
El Chapo's motto ??? pic.twitter.com/ifSqho2XK8
— Melissa Garcia (@hello_meli) January 8, 2016
Credit: @hello_meli / Twitter
But then everyone remembered that he’s El Chapo, so goodbye is only for a little while.
A photo posted by Boer (pepe) (@u_know_who420) on
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There’s even a hashtag dedicated to El Chapo’s inevitable escape.
My boy El Chapo is going to be free in a couple months. I don't know why they just don't leave that man alone. #FreeElChapo ?
— Felix Garcia (@ElLocoGarcia) January 8, 2016
Credit: @ElLocoGarcia / Twitter
And now we wait for his next daring escape with the help of his people.