Nick Jonas fans are fired up about his cover of Cigar Aficionado.
The Jonas Brothers singer has a cigar in hand in the image — and is quite proud of it. The 26-year-old wrote in the caption announcing the cover that he is “pumped” to be the “first person under 30 to hold a cigar on the cover of one of my favourite magazines.”
His followers were less pumped as cigar smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers, according to the American National Cancer Institute. It’s also is possibly even more toxic than cigarette smoke.
Jonas promoting cigar smoking has his fans riled up — not just because it’s an unhealthy habit to promote, but also because they love him and are worried about his health. And it’s no secret that the youngest JoBro has type 1 diabetes.
Among the reactions to his post were commenters saying it was “gross and irresponsible” from someone who knows “the health risks.”
gross and irresponsible as a singer and a human raised knowing the health risks but okay— michelle (@michelle_lynn) September 9, 2019
Here were some of the other reactions to the cigar photos:
What about your lungs?— 🍭 🦋✩ (@tellmeullstay) September 9, 2019
There are many other accomplishments to be proud of lol.— CT (@cdp671988) September 9, 2019
nick i know you are into that stuff&all&this is no place for me to put myself in since its none of my business but please stop smoking, i know you have diabetes and smoking will only add to the deprecating of your body and your fan base loves you 2 much to see u do this to urself pic.twitter.com/4BF26Z40gW— Lianna (@liannabritto) September 9, 2019
Please stop smoking Nick😔!!! Your voice and laungs are going to pay all those cigars... Your voice worth so much more😢💗— 𝕁𝕆ℕ𝔸𝕊 🇨🇴 (@4everJONASFAN) September 9, 2019
why is this something to be proud of? pic.twitter.com/DWkFMMtT8J— Quintero (@ella_quintero) September 9, 2019
Stop smoking, Nicholas. That's why your voice is tiring so easily.— Andy is proud of Jesy🇨🇴 (@InHellWithMulti) September 9, 2019
I love you but smoking kills and it’d be smarter from you to not promote such a thing and make it look cool , cus it’s not.— solana (@Solanaa) September 9, 2019
Your wife has Asthama. I hope you're thoughtful enough to not smoke when she's around.— Manisha Kadyan (@Miss_Kadyan) September 10, 2019
Despite the pleas, it doesn’t seem that Jonas will give up the habit anytime soon.
“One of the things a lot of people say to me is: ‘You’re so young to like cigars,’” he told the magazine. “It’s a narrative that I’m aware of, and actually something that I love being able to speak to… I think that cigars as a whole should be something that you share with friends, and there shouldn’t be any barriers around who can enjoy them.”
And he’s been enjoying them for a long time, as photos show.
Male and female celebrities have long been appearing on the cover of Cigar Aficionado, though it certainly seems less en vogue now — especially with younger stars — knowing the health risks.
By Suzy Byrne, Yahoo Celebrity