NSA Whitsleblower Edward Snowden Becomes Overnight Sex Symbol

NSA Whitsleblower Edward Snowden Becomes Overnight Sex Symbol
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Just hours after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the whistleblower behind the National Security Agency, he has amassed a fan base of female social network users who have branded him a rebellious sex symbol who they describe as “geek hot.”

“Edward Snowden is Geek Hot,” one Twitter user said of the 29-year-old former CIA worker. “I’d move to Hong Kong to be with him.”

“I know I should get past the ‘Edward Snowden looks totally hot’ thing and focus on the issues,” another added. “Maybe I’ll get round to that next week.”

The trending phrase among Snowden fans is “he could blow my whistle.”

One Tumblr user even said “If you’re hiding from the government, just get in my pants.” There are currently pictures of “Team Edward” t-shirts on several Tumblr accounts.

Some of these fans are actually praising Snowden for his bravery rather than for his looks. One of the many Snowden memes reads: “Makes $200k, lives in Hawaii. Gives it up to be whistleblower.”

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Snowden recently told The Guardian that he is well-aware of the public revolt in response to the secrets he revealed, along with the support he has garnered by risking his life for the sake of the civil liberties of his fellow Americans.

“I think the sense of outrage that has been expressed is justified,” he said. “It has given me hope that, no matter what happens to me, the outcome will be positive for America.”

As far as we know, Snowden is hiding in a hotel in Hong Kong and may face life in prison if the U.S. obtains a warrant for his arrest and is able to find him.

“I do not expect to see home again, though that is what I want,” he famously said.

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Via: Daily Mail, Photo Credit: Guardian

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