Hey, kids, you wanna know one the downsides of being politically correct and/or oblivious? Sometimes you mistakenly call Carlos Mencia, one of the most hated comics in America, “good-looking” and a “stud,” as Latina did yesterday in its Sexiest Men of Latin America listicle:
Carlos Mencia is good looking and he can make us laugh. The stud recently lost a lot of weight, and he’s looking better each and every day!
I know beauty is subjective and all that, but, seriously, this is Carlos Mencia we’re talking about here. Even if Latina is calling people sexy in regards to the cool, non-physically beautiful stuff they’ve done, Carlos still wouldn’t cut it because he’s a terrible person.
I get that the only reason he landed on that list is because the author was trying to be inclusive (she added men from 17 different countries to her listicle), but wouldn’t boxer Eddie Gómez, filmmaker Conrad Faraj, or soccer player Juan Carlos Gacía be a better choice? Hey, maybe they’re assholes too — I dunno — but at least they’re good-looking.
Naming Mencia the sexiest Honduran in Latin America it’s not the only misfire in the list (the fact that Andy García is still the token Cuban almost merits a separate post all on its own), but, come on, Latina — putting Carlos in anything other than a lonely corner is just offensive.