Okay, so look. I just feel like winning the Medal of Honor is a lot more significant and satisfying than winning the affections of thousands of internet people, the vast majority of whom you will never meet or care about. Neither of these men did what they did so girls would find them sexy. Also, women who ogle pictures of men on the internet don’t typically think “damn, he is sexy, but THINK OF THE MARINES,” nor should they be expected to! Are men supposed to redact finding a woman attractive in, say, Playboy because her criminal record turns up cloudy? Also, the “sexy badass antihero” is a thing for BOTH genders. Danger is hot, and it’s not exclusively hot to women.
Seriously, why are these two people even being compared, and why is it so important to make women feel bad for finding a morally questionable person sexy? Does anyone really think Kyle Carpenter would even WANT to gain internet attention by being involved with this meme when he received the highest honor in his field from the President of the United States himself? A person’s worth is not measured by how many casual “likes” their pictures get on the internet and potential but highly unlikely sex partners express interest, or by a brief brush with internet fame that will probably dissolve within the next few months or so.
Also, the idea that NO women are talking about Mr. Carpenter is kind of a ridiculous thing to say. I’m sure he has friends and family and coworkers, and a lot of them are probably female. He may not have a large female internet following based on his physical attractiveness and desire to have sex with him, but if that’s the only female attention that matters to you, then you have a fucked view of humanity.
You do realize telling women who they are allowed to casually feel attracted to is a really fucked up thing to do, right? KEEP IT CLASSY.