Blake Shelton was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive earlier this week, but not everyone was convinced he was the right male celebrity to be awarded the title.
And it looks like the country music singer is totally aware of what people thought – and has managed to see the funny side.
Blake shared a video to social media on Thursday addressing the backlash.
Reading out a series of his “favourite mean posts”, he began with: “Woke up this morning to news that Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive.
“RIP every sexy man in the world who died in the ‘Great Sexy Plague of 2017’ overnight. You will be missed.”‘
“Blake Shelton is sexy if you like a guy who is always about to lean in and tell you about a hearty, healthy American dog food.”
“Blake Shelton isn’t even the sexiest man at this waffle house,” another tweeted.
Reacting to his title earlier this week, the 41-year-old said: “I’ve been ugly my whole life. If I can be sexy for a year, I’m taking it!”
He told People magazine he could not wait to tease his fellow Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine with his Sexiest Man title, which Levine had previously won in 2013.
“I’m not going to treat this like Hugh Jackman or one of those guys who’s humble about it. People are going to hate me over this,” the singer joked.
Blake was formerly married to country singer Miranda Lambert and has been dating pop singer Gwen Stefani for the past two years. He told People that Stefani had encouraged him to accept the title of Sexiest Man Alive.
Previous title holders include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham.