Singer John Legend is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2019. It shouldn't be a surprise that the liberal magazine chose Legend, who is a very vocal anti-Trump critic.
Actor Idris Elba, People's 2017 Sexiest Man Alive, congratulated Legend by joking with actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (People's 2016 Sexiest Man Alive).
"My G Congratulations brother!!! You deserve it," Elba, 47, wrote. "DO NOT TELL @TheRock He still thinks he’s got the title, I didn't have the heart to tell him when I took it."
The regression of male masculinity is very evident in the men People magazine chose over the years.
Hollywood has waged war on toxic masculinity, so-called traditional masculinity norms that they say are harmful to women and children.
Hollywood is going to great lengths to redefine and ultimately erase masculinity in males as we know it.
Pharrell Williams, who is decidedly feminine, covered GQ magazine's 'New Masculinity' issue last month.
Williams, 46, appeared on the cover wearing a floor length yellow bubble coat that caused quite a commotion on social media.
People magazine and GQ are making it clear that a new bar has been set for manliness in America. Get used to it.
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British Actor Idris Elba has been crowned PEOPLE's first Black Sexiest Man Alive for 2018. The 46-year-old thespian succeeds last year's winner Blake Shelton.
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International soccer sensation David Beckham was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive! on Tuesday.
And get this, Empire star Jussie "the goat" Smollet was in the running for the title, lol.
"It's a huge honor," Beckham, 40, tells PEOPLE. "And I'm very pleased to accept."
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Singer-songwriter Adam Levine, of pop band Maroon 5, joins a long list of white men considered by PEOPLE magazine editors to be the Sexiest Men Alive. It's amazing how PEOPLE refuses to diversify the Sexiest Man list even after naming Beyonce (whose voice is deeper than Levine's) as the world's Most Beautiful Woman in 2012. Levine, pictured above right with TV personality Jimmy Kimmel, is engaged to model Behati Prinsloo. Actor Ryan Reynolds took the Sexiest Man Alive title in 2012.
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From People mag online:
He may have bared (almost) all of that incredibly chiseled body in this year's Magic Mike but 2012's Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum was still modest when he heard the news.
"My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009. "I told Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked."
Says the actor: "She was like, 'What?'"
"Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now," he adds. And who can blame her?
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