Congratulations, Blake Shelton — you’re People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”! But Twitter is just a wee bit divided over the choice.
“The Voice” coach and Gwen Stefani’s beau Shelton was handed the honors by People this year, succeeding last year’s honoree Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Twitter users, as they tend to do, fired up their accounts to weigh in on Shelton’s honor, with a number of them expressing deep disappointment.
Among the naysayers: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who lamented, “Nursing a DEEP hurt today. Was passed over by @people magazine again for sexiest man alive honor that went to @blakeshelton . I sent in photos and everything. Oh well there’s next year. ”
Huckabee wasn’t alone in questioning the choice.
“Donald Trump is presidential; Jeff Sessions is honest; Roy Moore is a Christian; and Blake Shelton is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” It’s like America has totally stopped trying,” another Twitter user wrote.
“Somebody tell me how Blake Shelton won #SexiestManAlive when there are people like Charlie Hunnam out there?!?!” another critic asked.
“Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Sorry, People,” read another response.
“How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them,” went another quizzical reaction to the choice.
Read on for more responses.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 14, 2017
Donald Trump is presidential; Jeff Sessions is honest; Roy Moore is a Christian; and Blake Shelton is the “Sexiest Man Alive.” It’s like America has totally stopped trying. https://t.co/h93GkbaXJu
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 14, 2017
— Mackenzie Spear (@kenzeroo95) November 15, 2017
Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Sorry, People.
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) November 15, 2017
How can you trust straight people when they chose Blake Shelton as the sexiest among them
— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) 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
The Sexiest Man Alive is Blake Shelton? Will 2017 ever end? pic.twitter.com/AnjNejz8F7
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) November 13, 2017
So women have to be supermodels to be named People’s Sexiest but men can look like Blake Shelton? Ok.
— Scott Rising ???? (@rising) November 13, 2017
I heard my dude Blake Shelton won People Magazine’s “Sexiest man Alive.” Way to hold It down for all the 7s out there. We appreciate you ✊????✊????
— Evan Turner (@thekidet) November 13, 2017