So this is happening.
Jeremy Meeks, the 30-year-old who has caught the eyes of hundreds of thousands of ladies with his chiseled jaw, blue eyes and overall arresting good looks, has just one evident flaw about him.
He’s a felon. And yes, the guy dubbed #DreamyMcMugshot and #FineFelon on the internet is really a legit bad guy. He was arrested on Wednesday on five felony weapon charges and one gang charge, according to the California Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page. Meeks was one of four people arrested as part of a crackdown on the increasing violence in the Stockton neighborhood
But being a felon and being attractive aren’t mutually exclusive. And so started the swooning. As of Friday, Meeks’ image has more than 70,000 Likes and almost 20,000 comments on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page.
According to Mashable, the other three mugshots have less than 2,000 Likes collectively.
But this is the internet…aka the judgement zone. Enter the finger wagging. While women and men pointed out his good looks, others took it as an opportunity to trash those individuals for “glamorizing crime.” And if you ever frequent Twitter during one of those “women ain’t shit” sessions, you know that the name calling was just one of the jabs being thrown.
Which brings us to a few points:
- Pointing out how attractive Meeks is was in no way excusing him of his crimes.
- Pointing out how attractive Meeks is was in no way glamorizing said crime.
- Pointing out how attractive Meeks is does not make you “a slut.”
- Pointing out how attractive Meeks is does not mean you invite violence into your life (or that you like bad boys).
- Women are allowed to be attracted to whomever they choose. We weren’t sure men knew that.
- Felons can be pretty too.
At the end of the day, it’s just a picture. Relax.
Chicks and dudes going crazy over #jeremymeeks mugshot. You hoes should just download the sex offenders app and find ur next crush there.
— Natasha Lopez (@BrazilianHoneyy) June 20, 2014
— Marth and Eric (@MNEPodcast) June 20, 2014
Same bitches in love wit aint shit criminal wit blue eyes the same bitches that say a 9-5mcdonalds worker aint good enough #jeremymeeks
— steeze (@DatBoiFoolay) June 20, 2014
— Sway Miranda™ (@SwayMiranda) June 20, 2014
— Husky PopCultureCzar (@HuskyBro_Inc) June 20, 2014
You ladies obsessed with #jeremymeeks are fucking stupid. You scoff at every other criminal, but he’s hot so he’s worth your attention?
— UndertakerFreak1127 (@UTF1127) June 20, 2014
— Rowdy Southern Gent (@SouthernGGent) June 20, 2014
Y’all wanna bail this random dude out of jail but your baby daddy can’t even get a letter? But that’s none of my business tho #jeremymeeks
— ⭐️ND1⭐️ (@TheKingNigel) June 20, 2014
— Bryan Elias (@BryanDisaster) June 20, 2014
You hoes don’t even have diapers and wipes for your baby but sending that nigga #jeremymeeks money!!
— yalep (@YALEPERKINS) June 20, 2014
Hey Twitter, it was never that serious. We’re sure people aren’t out here really trying to marry a guy who, before this, spent some nine years in jail for grand theft and is currently being held on $900,000 bail.
We’re just saying he’s cute. And that’s it. Let’s save the think pieces and move on as a people.
PHOTO CREDIT: Police Department, Twitter