I think I speak for most people when I say that we are all some horny motherfuckers right now. As such, we deserve just one nice thing that hasn’t been tainted by the politics of the global coronavirus pandemic. You’d think a hot Scot who’s into whiskey and working out would be just the tonic. Sadly, what was supposed to be a simple thirst-trap starring Sam Heughan, that hunk from Outlander, giving a live Q&A on Twitter about his workout routine and whiskey, turned into name calling free-for-all when it was revealed that Sam was posted up in Hawaii on vacation (that pic is from an older trip), despite, you know, all this shit that’s going on. Friends, I fear we may never orgasm again.
According to Page Six:
The Scottish actor was answering questions on Twitter for fans in a live Q&A event when he revealed that he was holidaying in Hawaii after a scheduled appearance at PaleyFest to promote his latest project, “Bloodshot,” was canceled.
“I’m in Hawaii,” Heughan noted during the Q&A, “Came here before travel ban. Rather concerned to return to UK. Certainly safer here for now. Hope you’re safe and your family too!”
Sam, Sam, Sam, you simple, simple man. People are bored as hell right now. The internet sleuths scrutinized his travel timeline, vis a vis PaleyFest and his arrival in Hawaii, like a cheeky lass scrutinizing an under-the-kilt free-ball situation (I’m looking at you, Emily).
That response from the 39-year-old actor prompted another fan to ask: “Wait — so you had the vacation you’re currently on booked knowing you were committed to Paley? Or did you book it even though you knew there was a rising global pandemic? Doesn’t add up. People are dying, being quarantined, and many have lost their jobs. This is serious, dude.”
Instead of just replying with a video of him jiggling his pecs to the tune 500 Miles by the Proclaimers, Sam went on the defensive, ruining everything for everyone.
Heughan curtly responded: “Thank you for your concern….Yes people ARE dying. It’s terrifying. For your information, I booked once I knew Paley was cancelled. Is that okay with you?”
Reader, it was not ok.
“The Spy Who Dumped Me” actor also received flack for choosing Hawaii as the spot to quarantine after David Ige, the state’s governor, announced on March 17th that all visitors, “postpone their vacations for at least the next thirty days” in the hopes of quelling the spread of the coronavirus.
Fans called Heughan “irresponsible” and “putting potential added strain” on the island’s medical system. But Heughan angrily responding calling critics “rude or completely disillusional (sic),” noting that he was “self-isolating/taking care” while vacationing.
I remember when Hump Day used to mean something (also when Wednesday meant something). But nowadays, even getting a hottish Scottish celebrity to take his clothes off for the greater good, is a fecking struggle.