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Who Is Your Shamelust?

A #shamelust is someone who is a verified dirtbag or not usually considered hot who secretly makes you have weird feelings.

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Shamelust, noun: A celebrity or TV/movie character that is either a hot dirtbag or not typically considered hot that for some reason, gets your motor running in spite of yourself.

Ever feel a weird attraction to someone that you know you shouldn't be into, but you just can't help yourself? That's shamelust, my friends. It's ok. We all get it sometimes.

The word shamelust was invented by Elizabeth Olson, whose personal shamelust was Kid Rock. Here's the thing: it can't just be someone who is widely considered attractive, but maybe a little borderline, like Jeff Goldblum or Benedict Cumberbatch. Olson explains:

"Wanting to TOUCH IT on one of the Jonases is not shamelusty; they are major pop stars! Justin Bobby [from The Hills] is bonafide hot as fuck! That is the status quo of regs lust for most of Amurrrica. For SHAMELUST you have to reach deeper. You need to admit the person (or thing, or … scent) that makes you wanna get nakes and that admittance must make you gag. And then you have shamelusted — congrats!"

We asked Twitter to share some of their #shamelusts. Some of these we can totally agree with, and some of these... you're just sick.

Booger from Revenge Of The Nerds

The brother from Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead

oh! '90s keith coogan aka kenny from don't tell mom the babysitter's dead. #shamelust #dishesaredoneman

Michelle Bachmann

Rattail having Shia LaBeouf


Chef Gordon Ramsay

Gadget from Rescue Rangers

Lizzie McGuire's brother

Saul/Jimmy from Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad

Nic Cage


Goliath from Gargoyles

Brendan Fraser

Dr. Paul Nassif from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Botched

Who is YOUR #shamelust? Tell us below!