Pablo Escobar's son slams 'Narcos' for glorifying his criminal father

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By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Buzz60

Pablo Escobar's son is not happy with the depiction of his father's life on the hit Netflix series "Narcos."

Sebastian Marroquin, who changed his name from Juan Pablo Escobar after his father's death, told the Spanish newspaper 'El Periodico,' the following: "I am not against telling stories, but I am against glorifying criminals and showing drug trafficking as glamorous. This confuses youths."

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FILE PHOTO AUG83 - Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his wife Victoria Henao appear in this file photograph when Escobar was a member of the Colombian Congress in 1983. The late cocaine kingpin's wife and her son Juan Pablo Escobar were detained in Buenos Aires late Monday on charges of laundering drug money and falsifying documents. B/W ON LY (COLOMBIA OUT). CLP/ZDC
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - SEPTEMBER 6: An image taken 06 September 1989 from Colombian television of a wanted advertisement for Medellin drug cartel leaders Pablo Escobar and Gonzalo Rodriguez. (Photo credit should read CARLOS LEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - OCTOBER 14: A resident of the Itague neighborhood in Medellin observes an army patrol 14 October 1992 as they conduct house-to-house searches in the homes near the Itague prison. Another of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's associates surrendered 14 October. Luis Fernando Henao also known as 'The Missile' is the sixth of Escobar's elite to give himself up. (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Colombia: This photo taken 10 Aug at the Enviagado Prison shows Colombian drug kingpin and head of the Medellin Cartel,Pablo Escobar,posing as Pancho Villa. The original photo hangs in one of the rooms in the prison where Escobar was incarcerated. Escobar and nine of his associates escaped from the prison 22 July after 13 months of detention. (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO TAPIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Undated file photo showing late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Escobar had been held at the Envigado Prison since June 19, 1991, escaped on July 22, 1992, and was killed by Colombian special forces after being discovered hiding in a house in Medellin, Colombia on December 2, 1993. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Colombian police and military forces storm the rooftop where drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot dead just moments earlier during an exchange of gunfire between security forces and Escobar and his bodyguard 02 December 1993. The death of Escobar and the bodygaurd ends a 16-month hunt for Escobar, who controlled one of the world's most ruthless drug trafficking empires. (Photo credit should read JESUS ABAD-EL COLOMBIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - DECEMBER 2: The body of Medellin drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar (C) lies on the roof of a house 02 December 1993 moments after Escobar was gunned down by Colombian police while trying to escape authorities. (Photo credit should read MEDELLIN POLICE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Marroquin slammed the TV show saying Narcos has "turned my father into a hero and given young people the idea that it is cool to be a drug trafficker."

The 39-year-old claims he is receiving messages from youths asking for help to be like his dad.

Marroquin says he'd offered exclusive material to the creators of the series in order to depict the drug lord accurately, yet they were not interested.

Since his father's death, Marroquin left Colombia to start a new life in Argentina where he has become a public speaker in opposition to the drug war that racked Colombia.

He's recently released a follow up book to "Pablo Escobar: My Father," a book revealing details about his father's life.

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MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - DECEMBER 3: The mother of Pablo Escobar, Mermilda Gaviria (C), rides in a car taking Escobar's casket to a funeral home, 02 December 1993, from the local coroners office in Medellin, Colombia. She is accompanied by an unidentified relative (L) and an unidentified man. Escobar was killed in Medellin by members of a police and army elite group formed to hunt for the head of the Medellin drug cartel. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read B/AFP/Getty Images)
MEDELLEN, COLOMBIA: Hundreds of people wait, 03 December 1993, outside the cemetery, where the body of Pablo Escobar is being viewed. Police estimated that some 20,000 people came for the viewing, one day after the drug lord was killed by a police-army elite force in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA - DECEMBER 2: Hermilda de Escobar (2nd-R), mother of Medellin drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar (portrait), walks with friends and relatives to Escobar's tomb to celebrate the first anniversary of his death. Escobar was killed by Colombian special forces after being discovered hiding in a house in Medellin. (COLOR KEY: Trees are green.) (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO TAPIA/AFP/Getty Images)
MEDELLEN, COLOMBIA: An unidentified woman places flowers on the grave of slained Medellin drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar 30 Nov at a local cemetery in Medellin. Escobar was gunned down by Colombian police commandos 02 December 1993 while hiding in a house in Medellin. (COLOR KEY: Trees are green) (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
COLOMBIA - APRIL 03: Teresa Jimenez, 70, of Barrio Pablo Escobar, a neighborhood named after the infamous drug lord, holds a photo of Pablo Escobar and his mother in Medellin, Colombia, on Monday, April 3, 2006. (Photo by Scott Dalton/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Nelly Rojas cleans the picture of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar inside her house at Pablo Escobar neighborhood on December 1, 2010 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on the anniversary of his birth. On December 2 commemorates the 17th anniversary of his death. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl stands next to a portrait of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar inside her house at Pablo Escobar neighborhood on December 1, 2010 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on the anniversary of his birth. On December 2 commemorates the 17th anniversary of his death. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A French tourist puts flowers on the tombstone of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar at Montesacro cemetery on December 2, 2010 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on the 17 anniversary of his death. On December 1 commemorated the anniversary of his birth. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Army Personnel keep order December 3 after thousands of people showed up to pay their last respects to drug lord Pablo Escobar
Two visitors stand by the grave of late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar showed in this file photo taken on July 26, 2000. Despite being dead for seven years this Saturday, the memory of the former cocaine boss lives on in the minds of many poor Colombians, who consider him a modern day Robin Hood. Picture taken July 26, 2000. IB/RCS
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