Australia is grappling with a second surge of COVID-19 in VIC as Victorian premier Dan Andrews’ solemn announcements of confirmed cases have become a daily routine for the country. The prospect of COVID-19 forcing everyone back into lockdown and face masks becoming mandatory has got many people’s knees shaking, but not quite as much as a throwback photo of VIC Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton looking like a 90’s fk boi that’s making the rounds on the internet.
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For many Aussies, VIC’s Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, is perhaps best known as the state’s leading health expert and something of Victorian Premier Dan Andrews’ right hand man in this whole COVID-19 thing. On the surface, he’s nothing more than a middle-aged white man who is doing what he can during these difficult times and is radiating some silver fox vibes.
However, that image of Brett has been completely shattered after someone unearthed an old 1997 photo of Sutton looking less like the middle-aged VIC Chief Health Officer of today and more like the unholy fk boi offspring of every 90s grunge band frontman.
To the absolute surprise of no one, the revelation that Brett Sutton was a long-haired 90s lothario combined with the effects of iso has resulted in a lot of people becoming inexplicably horny over VIC’s Chief Health Officer.
For all of Dan Andrews’ efforts in getting people to wear face masks, this resurfaced pic of fk boi Brett Sutton may have undid all his efforts given how people are now taking off their masks so they can hyperventilate over VIC’s Chief Health Officer looking like the bastard love child of Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell.
On one hand, we should probably judge the man on his job performance as Victoria’s leading health expert rather than his 90’s fk boi self and it’s not been great given the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in VIC. But on the other hand, things are so grim right now – especially in Victoria – that we could all use a bit of light-hearted content to get people though these dark times.
It is difficult but possible to be critical of VIC’s leading health expert while also acknowledging him to be a thirst trap once the fog of lust wears off a bit.
It’s been surprisingly tough to get everyone onboard the mandatory face mask thing (especially all the Karens out there) despite overwhelming evidence.
But if there’s one thing that’ll convince people, it’s probably VIC Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton looking like a fk boi who hasn’t showered in a week and will definitely make you a mix tape of all his favourite songs.
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