Jeremy Meeks may be the most popular inmate in a judicial system since O.J. Simpson. On Friday, June 20, 2014, ABC News posted a jailhouse interview with Meeks, who seemed perplexed by his internet fame. Meeks's model-like mugshot has floated around the web since Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
Meeks, who is facing charges for illegal weapons possession, was informed by his wife that he was an internet sensation. Meeks seemingly had little interest in his popularity. Many other men, however, have grit their teeth and furrowed their brows at the reactions of women across the world.
Disgruntled male observers began a campaign against Meeks and his model-like looks, labeling women "desperate and vulnerable" and creating rumors regarding Meeks's sexuality. Someone has gone so far as to use photos of Meeks and a man identified as his brother in a meme suggesting Meeks does not like women. This has not stopped women from drooling over Meeks's mugshot.
At the core of this unadulterated bashing is the old green-eyed monster. Meeks and his icy eyes have caused jealousy to rear its ugly head among the male population, but why? Why are men jealous of a man who is facing a $900,000.00 bond, separated from his family, and looking at some real hard prison time?
Here are five reasons men are jealous of Jeremy Meeks...