The nation’s most fawned over incarcerated man has inspired a trend on Twitter.
Although Jeremy Meeks, 30, is being held in San Joaquin Jail on $900,000 bail on weapons charges, that hasn’t stopped women — and men — from swooning over his looks.
So much so, Meeks’ mugshot helped spawn #FelonCrushFriday, where people are posting attractive mugshots.
As for Meeks, he says he appreciates all the attention, but wants the world to know he’s no “kingpin.” In a jailhouse interview with KXTV, Meeks said his wife told him about how he blew up on social media.
Meeks’ mother, Katherine Angier, even created a GoFundMe page for her son, calling him “so sweet.”
He also has a three-year-old son.
“He has a job and … He was on his way to work. With no gang affiliations as per two of the charges. He has old tattoos..which causes him to be sterotyped [sic],” Angier wrote. “Please help him get a fair trial or else he’ll be railroaded.”
The page has a $25,000 goal.
Meeks, who spent nine years in prison for grand theft, told KXTV that he is no longer a gang member.
His sister told TMZ he is a practicing Christian and was only carrying a gun because he has to protect himself.
As for the tear drop tattoo on his face, Meeks said he’s done some things in the past that he’s not proud of.