We may have selected the wrong King Dong this month because as it turns out, actor Leonardo DiCaprio hates being called hunk or babe of the month according to IMDB. Then again, he was nominated by people who may not only like his looks but also enjoy his movies as well so it should be just fine to let the fans celebrate their favorite actor and everything that they like about him.
DiCaprio’s position on this and strong feelings about not wanting to “be part of this meat factory” is understandable, so does this mean that movie goers should not find him attractive and concern themselves with the on-screen performances and these performances only?
Leonardo DiCaprio is hot but is there something to this particular pet peeve of his that more of us should take into consideration before highlighting one’s, um, physical package? Do movie fans sexualize, fantasize about and romanticize actors too much?
Wait a minute. I started feeling guilty when reading DiCaprio’s quote about not wanting to be labeled as a “hunk” and then realized that the Madlab Post doesn’t contribute to the meat factory, relatively speaking. Previous posts centered on him included a variety of non sexual topics such as him being wooed for Clint Eastwood’s new film, his work off of the film set to save endangered species and even how he taught me lessons on love.
Sure, he is the "Babe of the Month" but it's more of a babe of the month with a purpose. The Madlab Post’s King Dong series has become more than a meat factory, no pun intended. However, if crowning Leonardo DiCaprio as such means that I am shoving him down the throat of my blog readers, then this will stop now. No more shoving Leo down your throat......at least until next weekend when he may (or may not, since people still need to vote) retire on the thrown so another male celebrity can take his place.
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