“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”
People magazine named Blake Shelton 2017’s “Sexiest Man Alive” on Tuesday and ignited a firestorm of criticism.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 15, 2017
Social media users slammed the publication’s decision to crown the country star and judge on “The Voice” with the title, with some even blaming the decision on President Trump.
Blake Shelton being Sexiest Man Alive is the direct result of Trump’s America.
— Neil “Please Delete All Nazi Accounts” McNeil (@Neil_McNeil) November 15, 2017
Kind of makes sense that in the year Donald Trump took office, Blake Shelton would be named sexiest man alive.
— Adam (@adamtyree) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton isn’t even the sexiest among country singers…
— pip (@Pip_GotGame) November 15, 2017
But the the 41-year-old singer whose latest album just reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, had the last laugh.
Backstage at “The Ellen Show” on Thursday, Shelton recorded and tweeted a video reading all of the “supportive” feedback he has gotten about his new title.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 16, 2017
Admitting he was “wallowing” in the “honor” of the title that was bestowed upon him, he said he wanted to share some of his favorite “mean posts” in the video that also included the hashtag, “don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”
“I wanted to look at social media and see what’s being said out there by my supportive people, so I just wanted to read you some of my favorite mean posts,” he said.
“Woke up this morning to news that Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive. RIP every sexy man in the world who died in the ‘Great Sexy Plague of 2017’ overnight. You will be missed,” read one tweet.
“Did a bunch of celebrities die or something last night,” read another.
The singer continued reading off tweets including his “favorite, from Jonas.”
“We may be living in a time of division and strife, but at least People Magazine has united us in our certainty that Blake Shelton is not the ‘Sexiest Man Alive.'”
Shelton captioned his tweet, “Thank y’all for the supportive words!”
Have to admit the man has a great sense of humor to share the video.
Not all the reaction to the People decision was met with despair and outrage, as many applauded the choice.
He has it all, humor, kindness, humility, true to his roots, kids and animals like him, romantic oh yeah and very easy on the eyes in a manly way! No pretty boy stuff here! Congrats Blake, enjoy you deserve it, #sexiestmanalive @blakeshelton pic.twitter.com/e43sNWUNa3
— Taylor McKenzie (@shefanilove22) November 14, 2017
What every woman wants in a man..a #BlakeShelton kinda sense of humor. ??
— Feel it Tweet it!❤✋ (@LiZaisatweetie) November 15, 2017
Beauty is not always just skin deep. Every human is a masterpiece sculpted in a unique way at the time of our creation. We all deserve a moment where our unique outer & inner beauty is acknowledged. This is Blake Shelton’s time so let him enjoy that moment, hopefully you’re next. pic.twitter.com/MGABXshC1t
— Barbara?Ann (@TweetingYarnie) November 15, 2017
And his biggest fan, Gwen Stefani, definitely agreed.
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) November 15, 2017
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