The ‘Hot Rodent Boyfriend’ Trend Explained

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The ‘Hot Rodent Boyfriend’ or ‘Sexy Rat Man’ phenomenon is taking social media by storm, largely due to the release of the film “Challengers,” where Zendaya’s love interests, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor, embody this unique charm. Celebrities like Matty Healy, Timothée Chalamet, and Kieran Culkin are also hailed as prime examples. To qualify as a ‘Hot Rodent Boyfriend,’ one generally has angular features, a slim build, and doesn’t conform to traditional notions of attractiveness. While many find this trend endearing, some critics argue that calling someone a ‘rodent’ might not be the kindest way to compliment their looks.

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