Wiz Khalifa Called Out for 'Disrespectful' Pablo Escobar Tribute

Wiz Khalifa irritated a lot of people by posing at Pablo Escobar's grave site this past week.

Wiz Khalifa smoking a blunt at Pablo Escobar's grave.

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Wiz Khalifa smoking a blunt at Pablo Escobar's grave.

Wiz Khalifa stepped into some controversy during a recent visit to Colombia by posting pictures of what appears to be a tribute at the grave of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Wiz snapped the images while he was in Medellin, the city Escobar was shot and killed in, as he was scheduled to perform at a festival there.

One picture showed flowers at Escobar's grave side-by-side with a caption showing the gift emoji. Like all captions with emojis, it's kind of up for interpretation, but whatever was meant by it appears to have been deleted:

Wiz Khalifa took a picture of Pablo Escobar's gravestone.

A series of pictures (one of which you can see up top) showed Wiz standing at a grave. And, according to CNN, another image showed him standing outside, posing, at a property where there was an attempt on Escobar's life back in the 1980s.

The mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez, called the Escobar tribute "disrespectful," and said Khalifa wouldn't be invited back. "That scoundrel, instead of bringing flowers to Pablo Escobar, he should have brought flowers to the victims of violence in this city," Gutierrez said. "He must offer an apology to the city."

While others don't have the platform/clout of Gutierrez, they instead had to settle for calling out Wiz using the medium many use to call out celebrities, via social media.

First, on Instagram:

Instagram comments left for Wiz Khalifa after a picture with Pablo Escobar.
Instagram comments left for Wiz Khalifa.

And then on Twitter:

.@wizkhalifa Colombians aren't proud as you are of a murder and narco like Pablo Escobar. Show more respect. Colombia isn't Pablo Escobar... pic.twitter.com/wTWihq0mC4

— Pablo JaramilloVasco (@PabloJlloVasco) March 27, 2017

he only got rich because he ruined lives and was a druglord, he was essentially a terrorist to his own people

— baolo (@lewzealandlover) March 27, 2017

This is not cool. @wizkhalifa Pablo Escobar is a murderer dude, did you not get the memo on that? https://t.co/DrXwwXnrPc

— Nico (@terapialatina) March 27, 2017

It's embarrassing that @wizkhalifa honors Pablo Escobar. What a lack of respect with the people of Colombia: https://t.co/RPWgptTIHp

— Jose M. Quintero (@JosMiguelQuinte) March 27, 2017

@wizkhalifa Celebrating the thousands of crimes commited by Pablo Escobar is the product of a filthy mind and a putrid soul.

— IgnacioGreiffenstein (@NachoGreiffenst) March 26, 2017

It's unfortunate that @wizkhalifa brought flowers to Pablo Escobar's grave in Medellin. The drug kingpin was no Robin Hood. @FicoGutierrez

— Aldo Civico, Ph.D. (@acivico) March 26, 2017

Often social media outrage seems forced (that's a freakin' understatement, if anything). But this seemed pretty foreseeable.

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