Is Edward Snowden Just Fishing for Compliments Now?

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Hey, look, it's not the photo of Edward Snowden that you're used to
Hey, look, it's not the photo of Edward Snowden that you're used toPhoto: Barton Gellman

EDM superstar and NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has received plenty of attention from women since he leaked classified documents on government surveillance and had to seek asylum in Russia.

Broadly interviewed a handful of his most obsessive fans, women who say things like “Edward Snowden is the sexiest hacker I know. He’s so bad, I can hardly stand it. But at the same time, he’s so good.”

Hold up. Never have I seen a more apt opportunity to deploy the thinking-face emoji, so please visualize it in your heads as you read this.

There is no way Snowden actually doubted the veracity of this article — or the fact that he has fans who have turned him into a celebrity crush. As Broadly pointed out, the Daily Beast declared him a sex symbol way back in 2013. He can barely hit send on a tweet before his replies are filled with iterations of “fuck me daddy.” He has personally asked women to stop flooding his DM inbox with copious nudes.

Snowden knows exactly how desirable he is to his hornier fans. And so, I must blow the whistle on the whistle-blower: the humble-bragging does not go unnoticed.