Shelton unseated ‘The Rock,’ and Twitter isn’t having it.
Blake Shelton has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and everybody is upset. I’m upset on a personal level because he unseated my number one fave Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who should have simply been named People’s Sexiest Man for another year and then the next 100 years. But the rest of the Internet is upset for other reasons.
One Twitter user retweeted the announcement with the caption “Did everybody die?” and @OfficialSeanPenn posted that Shelton looks like a “honey-baked ham with a goatee #NoThanks.” Admittedly, there’s a part of me that envisions Shelton’s country-singin’ face falling as he reads these comments, and that makes me very sad, but also I kind of get it.
Idris Elba, for instance, should have been a shoe-in. Or Armie Hammer. Or someone else. That aside, the throne being passed to Shelton is giving the average guys of America some inspiration. My friend Luke messaged me with just, “did they name blake shelton the sexiest man alive to give people like me hope.”
Who knows? Maybe it’s a leftover product of the Dad Bod. He does have one thing going for him: Gwen Stefani, his girlfriend, is very, very proud. And, for what it’s worth, Shelton does seem…nice. (Not as nice as The Rock, of course!!!) Blake, your shoes to fill are big ones — show us what you got.