The Internet thinks alleged mass murderer Elliot Rodger was hot

Maybe don't post publicly about how handsome a murderer was.  

Jan 27, 2021, 6:10 am*



Molly McHugh

If you needed more proof that Twitter is a stream of subconscious thoughts that perhaps would be better kept suppressed, then here it is: A veritable hive of users are tweeting musings about how hot alleged murderer Elliot Rodger was.

One Facebook post includes various musings about how hot Rodger was. “The cheekbones and the lips,” a comment on the thread reads.


What’s not surprising is that people think Rodger was attractive. He was attractive; quite. What is surprising is that many remain confused as to why he “couldn’t get laid” or never had a girlfriend. The answer seems incredibly obvious: Because he was intensely, insanely disturbed. Because he was the type of person who had three bodies in his apartment, and chronicled his desires to exact revenge. Because he believed he was the “supreme gentleman” and a “god” who deserved girls throwing themselves at him for his existence alone.

via Alex Gonzales/Facebook

Some users tweeting about Rodger’s good looks seem to realize this.

Others… not so much.

It’s not as if Rodger is the first good-looking murderer. Charles Manson was very handsome, as was Ted Bundy. But these men used their good looks to lure victims, and as part of their persona. Rodger seemed afflicted by his appearance, and the fact that it wasn’t appreciated as he thought it should be is what draws us in. The confusion is that he killed because he couldn’t attract people, yet he was so attractive.

But if you think not hard for a few seconds, you know that’s actually untrue: He killed because he was a killer. Do you think if he had a girlfriend, something else about humanity wouldn’t have driven him to “annihilation”? It’s impossible to know for certain, of course, but the extremity of Rodger’s anger and insanity likely wouldn’t have been solved by having sex or going on dates.

Per Rodger’s video announcing his plans:

I hate all of you. Humanity is a disgusting, wretched, depraved species. If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood. And rightfully so. You deserve to be annihilated.

So that’s probably why such a good looking guy couldn’t get a girlfriend. 

Image via Elliot Rodger/Facebook

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*First Published: May 25, 2014, 12:39 pm