Everyone’s Thirsting Over Mr. Clean – But What’s His Sexuality?
Mr. Clean might be a daddy – but that doesn't mean he's your daddy.
For whatever reason, Twitter gays have recently reignited their thirst over the Proctor & Gamble brand mascot. One user wrote, "i just KNOW he’s a daddy Dom top who will blow your back out with the meatiest..." well you can read the rest yourself.
\u201ci just KNOW he\u2019s a daddy Dom top who will blow your back out with the meatiest pipe you\u2019ve ever had while in his spotless Malibu home overlooking the sunny beach with a California king size bed draped in radiant white sheets\u201d— . (@.) 1639770491
Like many others, the tweet had us scratching our heads.
Well, not for the same reason. Gays are no stranger to fantasizing and projection, but what actually is Mr. Clean's sexuality?
According to a viral Quora post, “Mr. Clean is neither gay, straight nor bi, he is asexual because sex of any kind is just too dirty for him. His first love has always been cleaning.”
This aligns with a history of characters who fall in an asexual box so their creators don't have to put a label on them. For instance, in 2005, the creator of Spongebob Squarepants said the pineapple-under-the-sea dweller addressed the discussion over his sexuality. “We never intended them to be gay. I consider them to be almost asexual.”
In Mel Magazine's well-documented history of the brand ambassador, they point out that while Proctor & Gamble likely created the persona to appeal to women, large companies like this one “never want to put their character in a gay box."
That hasn't stopped anyone – especially gay men – from thirsting over him. And who can forget that iconic 2017 Super Bowl commercial?
Is he gay? Probably not. But he can be! Especially in our dreams...