Admittedly, Shelton is no Idris Elba — it's an absolute sin that that perfect specimen of a man has yet to win People's top hunk award. But Shelton is far from a complete slacker in the looks department: He's tall, he's an everyday dude, he looks good in Buffalo plaid, his beard is hot. At first glance, I'd cuddle with him.
But then I did a quick stroll down Google lane and hit a foul detour. I came upon a mess of Shelton's since-deleted tweets that were both racist and homophobic.
So much for the nice guy.
As we all know, looks alone can't elevate any man to the sexiest of sexy heights. That said, I wish People had taken a page from GQ. This week, the stylish menswear magazine named Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year. I must admit, as soon as I saw the 29-year-old blackballed NFL quarterback in his leather, all-black everything ensemble, sporting quite the scrumptious Afro, I thought to myself, "Now, that really is sexy."
I know some of you are offended by Kaepernick's politics. But I'm offended by Shelton's.
Shelton disparaged his fellow Americans in his tweets. But by taking a bended knee, Kaepernick defended his/our/even your right to be American. While Shelton literally advocated for violence, Kaepernick participated in peaceful protest. Kaepernick's message was co-opted, but his original intention was sincere.