Oh Hey There… RJ Mitte
Noticed In: Breaking Bad
Can’t Wait For: More Breaking Bad, a starring role…
Secret Weapon: Confidence and Cool.
I’ll admit it and risk sounding like a jerk - I’ve never been attracted to someone with this kind of visible disability before. Guys in wheelchairs, sure, they’re just sitting down. Cerebral Palsy marks you out as different. You are ‘weird’, ‘odd’, ‘freaky’, and you can’t do anything about it.
R J Mitte has proven to me that what I have found unnattractive in someone with such a disability is not the weirdness but the sense of defeat, the shame, self-consciousness and all round feeling of being pathetic that tends to come with it. And that’s not actually limited to someone with a disability - feeling sorry for yourself is something that can happen to anyone who lets their bad luck get the better of them. And it’s never attractive.
I’m sorry if this sounds harsh and offends anyone but as someone who has had hard knocks of my own I can honestly say that self-pity and shame NEVER, EVER do any good, and the less it is indulged the better. I acknowledge that some really cruddy things can happen to you in this life and sometimes they knock you down and leave you feeling like a speck of dirt on the floor, and that is understandable, and crying and curling up in a ball is understandable, and allowed… for a while. But eventually, no matter how bad it is, you gotta get up and shake it off… Asking for help from others if necessary.
And eventually, when you take responsibility for your own happiness, you find that confidence you once had, only having overcome something really bad, you are now stronger and tougher than you ever thought you could be…
WOAH- getting a little too deep and pensive on the Hey There blog.. BACK TO HOTNESS.
My POINT is, RJ Mitte is an example of someone who has gotten on with life, and is a great role model to anyone who is born with a disadvantage (whatever form it takes; physical, emotional or social). I’m not saying he’s not been very fortunate to be born into a first world country, with good looks, intelligence, and i’m guessing a supportive and loving family. But he’s still pretty damn cool, if you ask me.
He’s warm, confident, and one helluva do-gooder, campaigning against bullying and getting involved in other social projects.
And Walt Jr is a great, great character to see on television. Yes he has a disability, but he’s also just your typical teenage boy, facing the same emotions and challenges as everyone else, with an extra few thrown in. And then he discovers his Dad’s a terminally ill meth dealer. Awesome.
He’s attractive because he’s funny, cheeky, and pretty damn hot. That’s it.