Blake Shelton was just named People's Sexiest Man Alive, and even he's confused.
When People asked what went through his mind when he heard he had the 2017 honor, Shelton answered, "That y'all must be running out of people. Like, Wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical."
Shelton said he's happiest to be able to brag about the honor to his fellow "The Voice" coach Adam Levine, who was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. "I can't wait to shove this up Adam's ass. As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about."
So he's happy, and his fans are happy. Many people have responded to say they're glad Shelton was named Sexiest Man Alive. They agree with the choice.
But let's be honest. There are more critics of the pick, and their reactions are MUCH more amusing.
Here are just a few (the Waffle House one is a particular favorite, for some reason):
Good morning to everyone who is confused as to why Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive just like me pic.twitter.com/1hitFbPBx1— ☀️🐰 (@SunnyBunny_54) November 15, 2017
Woke up and saw Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive. Did a bunch of celebrities die or something last night?— S𝖎𝖑𝖊𝖓𝖈𝖊 D𝖔𝖌𝖔𝖔𝖉 (@realBigBalls) November 15, 2017
nothing sows distrust in the media more than blake shelton being named sexiest man alive only— Ziwe (@ziwe) November 15, 2017
Are straight women okay?? Because I know gay men didn't name Blake Shelton sexiest man alive pic.twitter.com/uLzrEni1S9— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) November 15, 2017
A list of men sexier than Blake Shelton:— Bad Millennials (@_badmillennials) November 15, 2017
Michael B. Jordan
Blake Shelton isn't even the sexiest man at this Waffle House.— K. (@kittykaresless) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish but Idris Elba is the sexiest man of all time. Of all time! pic.twitter.com/mAn1rNQ0an— Taty (@DunnaFuty) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is sexy if you like a guy who's always about to lean in and tell you about hearty, healthy, American dog food.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is not even the sexiest:— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) November 15, 2017
1) Gwen Stefani spouse (Gavin Rossdale)
2) country singer (Steve Grand)
3) Voice guy (Adam Levine)
4) Blake (Blake Lively)
5) Racist (Dean Cain)
We elected Donald Trump as President— Tell Williams IV (@TellWilliamsIV) November 15, 2017
And Blake Shelton as the 'Sexiest Man Alive'.
I trust no one anymore.
People: we're naming Blake Shelton Sexiest Man Alive!— AA (@allisona15) November 15, 2017
Women everywhere: pic.twitter.com/KjLFwiMJXa
How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is People's Sexiest Man Alive because apparently Idris Elba, Chris Evans and Jason Momoa fell off the planet last night.— Jenn C 🦃🌽🥕🥔🍗🥃 (@TheJennC) November 15, 2017
This is the only appropriate reaction to learning that People's sexiest man alive is Blake Shelton pic.twitter.com/2MzMEsyY4E— Molly (@isteintraum) November 15, 2017
I don't want to live in a world where Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive.— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton wins People's coveted award for "Most Persuasive Publicist"— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 15, 2017
STOP HATERS! Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive! Also, my favorite meal is a room temp bologna sandwich with a cup of piping hot fruit punch.— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) November 15, 2017
PEOPLE: "Blake Shelton is our sexiest man alive!"— santa cinder, 🎄 (@cinderfalling) November 15, 2017
Me and every other person on the planet: pic.twitter.com/HPSYhezHjp
Like let's make a list of every man sexier than Blake Shelton.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) November 15, 2017
1. Oscar Isaac
2. Taika Waititi
3. Jake Gyllenhaal
785. The ghost of Abe Vigoda
786. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, like as a fish
787. Blake Shelton
Since wet noodle Blake Shelton was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2017, I'm going to do a thread of men who are more deserving of the title. pic.twitter.com/pVafSSZRrQ— Weenie McWeenieFace (@best_vibrations) November 15, 2017
Does anyone really "deserve" the title? It's weird that we even have annual titles like this, and People's Most Beautiful Woman, which also has a heated reaction every year.
The choices do seem to come down to who has something to promote at the time, and who agrees to the honor, and other publicity concerns (like Shelton's high-profile romance with Gwen Stefani), as opposed to all of our personal faves. That said, Jason Momoa is in "Justice League," coming out this week, so it could've made sense to pick Aquaman. Just saying. Or Keanu Reeves at any time at all. Or Idris Elba. Or Chris Evans. Or Sterling K. Brown. Or...
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