Is it just me or are the male teen idols these days nowhere near as attractive as they used to be?
I accidentally saw a bit of that Disney TV show with the Jonas brothers recently. I know girls go crazy for the Jonas brothers, so I always assumed they were fairly hot. But when I saw the show, I was shocked. The Jonas brothers are NOT hot. They are the opposite of hot. They're totally dorky and not in a good way. I don't think Justin Bieber is particularly attractive either... at best, I think he could be a cute girl.
Am I out of touch? Are these guys actually wildly attractive in a way that my 30-something year old brain simply can't comprehend?
I really don't think so. I mean, hot is hot, right? I can find attractiveness in the teen idols of the past. For example, Paul McCartney was one of my mother's favorites:
He's cute, right? I'd like to give him a haircut, but he can totally pull that look off. And then there's a star from the 70s, like David Cassidy:
Again, desperately in need of a haircut, but I still think he's attractive. And moving into the 80s, we've got Kirk Cameron:
I could do without the mullet, but not bad, right? And then of course, from the 90s, when I was about the same age as the girls slobbering over the Jonas brothers, we've got Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell:
I know some girls preferred Slater, but Zack was always my favorite by a mile. I mean, what a cutie, right? Either way, Zack and Slater were two really hot guys.
And now compare with Nick Jonas:
I mean, seriously? Seriously?? Am I blind or something?