June 09, 2016
Ex-Escobar Enforcer Who Killed 300 Is Now A YouTube Star
During his time as Pablo Escobar’s most feared enforcer, “Popeye” killed more than 300 people and facilitated the execution of thousands more. But these days, he’s hoping to kill it on the internet. John Jairo “Popeye” Velásquez created the YouTube channel “Remorseful Popeye” to warn kids about the dangers of a life in crime and has already garnered over 100,000 subscribers. Not everyone thinks his internet persona #slays, though. Some of those who suffered from his violent past are offended by his newfound celebrity status. Still, Velásquez – who used to get paid up to one million dollars for a murder – is happy to be making “clean money from honest work” for a change.
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