Don't Call Wet, Shirtless Multi-Cover Boy Ryan Reynolds a 'Sex Symbol'

America is still trying to process the latest Entertainment Weekly cover featuring the fur-dusted torso of Ryan Reynolds -- ab for ab, the most perpetually shirtless above-the-title actor in Hollywood, short of Matthew McConaughey. It was an act of blatant beefcakeism from a pop culture periodical not typically known for such tactics, further compounded by some suggestive snorkel-fiddling by the subject.

Deep inside the issue's 11 jam-packed pages, meanwhile, the The Proposal star admits that he is uncomfortable with his "sex symbol status":

Really embarrassing. I think I fear more than anything just sounding like a complete a-hole when I have to answer that question. If you take any of that seriously, you need to be euthanized, ASAP.

First of all, this is a 100% no-kill shelter, so there will be no putting down of narcissistic Hollywood leading men going on here. Besides, Ryan has proven how much he doesn't take his obsessively crunched, semi-undressed and wet body seriously. Just look at the other three EW covers for which he's posed: You'll notice he has a silly toy watergun in each. If that isn't totally goofing on his image, we don't know what is!

· Ryan Reynolds Shirtless For EW: Calls Sex Symbol Status "Really Embarrassing" [HuffPo]


  • JudgeFudge says:

    Sadly, I only know who Ryan Reynolds is because he poses for these dumb magazine covers and says stuff like this in interviews. I have miraculously never seen one of his movies, and a quick glance at his IMDB page helps me understand why.

  • stolidog says:

    awe, he's Hottie McHottie.
    And he was a blistering, smoking hot, ray of sunshine in that dreary, dark Blades 3.

  • Dimo says:

    Going to my mailbox on Friday will be like playing Russian Roulette.

  • Dolores says:

    Yeah you're not missing much, though "Dick" is an awesome movie.

  • sixhundred says:

    with a water gun.

  • Inhaler says:

    Clearly, he's not ugly.

  • traikay says:

    What's a comedian stuck in a himbo's body to do? I know! Hot Shots Part Trois!

  • icallthebigonebitey says:

    Dear EW --
    I know we've been fighting a lot lately about things like your measly page count and your insistence that Twilight is good and/or interesting, but if you'll put Ryan back on the cover after he's had a chance to let his chest hair grow in (say 4-6 weeks), I'll consider letting you move back in. But you still have to fire Stephen "Uncle Stevie" King.

  • rj77 says:

    I want to lick him.
    That is all.

  • stolidog says:

    Well, that wouldn't be all for me, but it's a good start.