Neil Patrick Harris

November 15, 2011 14:13:00 Posted at November 15, 2011 14:13:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Arguments for:
-Wouldn’t it be great??? The first openly gay Sexiest Man Alive? The year that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed?
-NPH is riding a career high: multiple award nominations, accolades hosting award shows, popularity across demographics.
-NPH is riding a personal high: he’s a new dad, and they’re twins!
-And he’s just so nice, and appreciative, and deserving, and lovely, and wonderful
-The MiniVan Majority they love him, they want to go for martinis and manicures with him, they’re not threatened by him, they’re SJP to his NPH.

Arguments against:
-Well, they have to want to f-ck him. I want to f-ck him. But the PEOPLE Magazine reader, they’d have a hard time wanting to f-ck him. He’s not their conventional idea of sexy. And let’s face it, if they can’t get gay marriage through in California, how realistic is it to think that the PEOPLE Magazine audience will accept a gay man as their Sexiest Man Alive?
-The Sexiest Man Alive is almost always, always, always a Movie Star. NPH is a tv star, he’s a performer, but he is not a silver screen god. He doesn’t headline movies. Sorry, Smurfs doesn’t count. Patrick Dempsey had this problem. Jon Hamm keeps having this problem too.

Odds: 20 to 1