Whether it’s unsolicited marketing advice or a response to some terrible comment on his Facebook page, if you follow Mike Rowe on social media, at some point you will feel like he’s the smartest man on the internet.
There are few celebrities who have the ability to continually be savvy with their fans the way Mike Rowe is. It happens on occasion, but mostly on accident. See the story below about how he responded to a troll trying to get Rowe to bite about how you can be a Christian and a Republican.
Mike Rowe is a role model for several reasons.
1. He starred on a show that helped us realize how many people perform jobs that 99.9% of Americans don’t want, and he glorified their work. Showed the importance of what so many people do. I think that gets overlooked.
2. He got his hands, and other extremities dirty in the process, which is another thing many American’s are afraid of doing these days. (Granted it was in the name of good T.V., but if you follow his social media career then I think you’ll realize he’s about as genuine as they come.)
3. He is one of the most compassionate people you’ll find. He takes the time above and beyond what would be required with his fans, and he loves every minute of it.
Mike Rowe is a personality who, Democrat or Republican, cares about being an American, and being a good one. I think we need more of that.
I think it’s also important to note that Mike Rowe is not shy about his opinion, yet when he delivers it, he does so without offending anyone. Or at least only offending those who will be offended no matter what anyone says because they are easily offended and enjoy being offended.
We are a nation that spends a good amount of time confused. We don’t understand why certain things are on the political floor, or why the government can’t solve certain problems, or what it means to be a Democrat or a Republican (sometimes it’s not clear which one wants what). And when celebrities (defined as those who steal most of the media spotlight) are equally as confused or say things that don’t make any sense, it’s not the well informed adults who suffer – it’s our kids.
So, why is Mike Rowe a good role model? Because he has an opinion, voices it in a well displayed manner, and cares about people. What more could we ask for, really?