Everyone is confused and turned on by ‘Hot Jafar’

The cast of Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue on Wednesday, giving fans their first look at how the characters will be brought to life. Fans were quick to notice that our villain, Jafar, who was formerly animated and evil is hot in this remake.

Marwan Kenzari, who is now being referred to on Twitter as “Hot Jafar,” is a Tunisian-Dutch actor. And everyone’s new favorite person to thirst after. In the photo released today, Jafar is seen wearing his iconic black, red, and gold robes. He looks much hotter than he does evil, which is what has people confused.

“Hot Jafar is the best thing about the upcoming live-action Aladdin,” one person said.

“Hot Jafarar … we WILL be rooting for evil,” another person wrote.

Others say animated Jafar was just as hot. “Jafar was always hot,” someone pointed out.

Others expressed confusion. How are we supposed to root for the good guy when the evil one is so attractive?

“Confused how I feel about this hot Jafar,” someone said.

“I hope Aladdin’s acting is phenomenal, otherwise I’m going to be cheering for Jafar based on his hotness alone,” someone said on Twitter.

But many are still on board with the hot villain. “Nothing but respect for MY hot Jafar,” writer Anne Cohen said.

We’re only a few months away from seeing hot Jafar in all his glory on the big screen. Aladdin is set to release on May 24.

Gabrielle Sorto

Gabrielle Sorto

Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.