(Apparently this is the video of him insulting the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generation leader, I have no idea what he’s saying. Señor Martel would be disappointed in me.)
(Heavy) — Mexican social media star Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales aka El Pirata de Culiacan is reportedly dead after a shooting outside a bar in his homeland. According to the Facebook page for Guardia Nocturna, Rosales was shot dead outside of a bar in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.El Diario reports that Rosales that 15 shots were fired during the attack which occurred outside of a bar named Menta2 Cantaros. Authorities believe that there were four “assassins” involved in the shooting. They were armed with “long guns.” According to posts on his Instagram page, Rosales was an alcoholic and dreamed of one day becoming a singer. His social media stardom began during the summer of 2015 when a video of him drinking a bottle of vodka and falling over went viral. At the time of his death, Rosales had over 260,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 1 million likes on Facebook.
First let me say that Heavy is the only American media source I can find in 20 seconds of research that’s reporting on this, so take it with a grain of salt. There are oodles of Mexican sources, all of them verified and seem very official, but I can’t read the articles.
Assuming this is true, and I’ve got faith in the Mexican media, I’m very pro this type of situation. That might be hard to hear, but we’ve been going down this path for a while now. All these “YouTube stars” and “Vine stars” have been pushing the limits of who they can fuck with. They go into the “hood” and step on Jordans, they dress like terrorists and pretend to throw bombs in front of people, now they’re insulting cartel leaders and the roosters have come home to roost.
What exactly did this dude think was going to happen here? He’s a star who thought he could insult the leader of the cartel and get away with it? Like 10 years ago when Barstool was just a teeny tiny site I did a blog chirping ISIS’s new Twitter page and didn’t sleep for about six months, and that was me insulting dudes in the Middle East not across the street. But you know what? I deserved to die there. If ISIS showed up at my doorstep I would’ve understood.
So I’m kinda glad Viners and YouTubers have learned their lesson, at least theoretically. Don’t spit in the wind, don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and don’t tell Mexican cartel leaders to go fuck themselves or they’ll show up at the bar and pump your guts full of led.