Feedback: What readers think about petition to name Dr. Anthony Fauci 'sexiest man'

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Mary McNamara asks us to please tear up the petition to make Dr. Anthony Fauci People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive ["Let's Resist Urge to Idolize Fauci," April 20] and then she goes on to detail exactly why he really is the sexiest man alive: "A man with the near-miraculous power to separate his ego from his mission." A man who repeatedly tells the truth even when it's a truth no one wants to hear, and in front of President Trump no less?

If that is not sexy, I don't know what is. Thank you Dr. Fauci. I don't idolize you, I just like you very, very much and find you very, very sexy.

Myriam Soler

Los Angeles

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Talk about trivializing someone! Fauci is a solid, sturdy, intelligent public servant. Not flashy. Not "sexy" (whatever that means in this context!). Just competent. And not self-serving. An incredible breath of fresh air in the midst of the murky mess we're in right now. I just hope he can keep from getting fired.

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Bonnie Kampmeyer

Burbank

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Idolizing Dr. Fauci would be antithetical to what he and those like him are about. This reminds me of Plato's thesis in "The Republic" that our best Kings (leaders) should be those who do not seek to be Kings.

Hyman J. Milstein

Studio City

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is a brain, not a beauty. To conflate the two is a flaw in perspective and a condemnation of our celebrity-obsessed society.

Let's honor Dr. Fauci for what he is, a physician and researcher with integrity. That's a high honor in and of itself.

Ben Miles

Huntington Beach

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To President Trump, McNamara must be a disgrace and a failure, believe me. She pointed out the awful truth that celebrity is not equal to expertise. That stings those who depend on ratings.

Michael Gross

Woodland Hills

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