It's always been my aim that Hunk du Jour remain a respectful, positive place to celebrate the work and efforts of those we feature. We appreciate all of the positive comments in the past from our readers. However, lately that respectful tone has been undermined by a deluge of comments that are negative, vulgar, or just mean.
Many of the folks we feature on the site are people I've talked with, interviewed, been a fan of, and/or am a friend of. When I see the hurtful comments, it hurts me. I imagine what I'd feel like if I saw an article about myself and then read those sort of comments. It goes beyond snark, and it goes beyond comic ribbing.
I'm turning off comments on the site, because I want to be able to stand behind everything published here.