Actor Sean Penn shakes hands with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman in Mexico, in this undated Rolling Stone handout photo obtained by Reuters on January 10, 2016.  Photo via Reuters
Actor Sean Penn shakes hands with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman in Mexico, in this undated Rolling Stone handout photo obtained by Reuters on January 10, 2016. Photo via Reuters
Sean Penn met “El Chapo,” we hear. But can anyone translate what the actor told Charlie Rose on Sunday night’s “60 Minutes” — whether it’s about the drug issue, Joaquín Guzmán or journalism?

“To overdemonize any human being is not in our best self-interest,” Penn told Rose. “Like it or not, we’re married to them. They’re of our time. They’re affecting us. So like a marriage, you know, you might want a divorce. But you’ve got to look at this person as a person.”

Say what?

That’s what journalists and celebrity watchers are asking in the wake of Penn’s Rolling Stone article and his defense of said piece.

I watched Sean Penn on 60 Minutes last night, and I have to say, I have no idea what he was talking about. Like… not…

Posted by Ben Fant on Monday, January 18, 2016

Very disappointed with Charlie Rose’s 60 Minute attack-dog/moralistic interview of Sean Penn. Probably one of Penn’s…

Posted by Steve Murphy on Monday, January 18, 2016

catching up with what I had missed. and honestly, I stand by Sean Penn 100%! Ive always loved him and I just hope he is…

Posted by Adrianna Varjak on Sunday, January 17, 2016

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