It's also funny how easy it is to stir-up shit about some random guy with low bf levels and a tad of muscle.
The 'hate' shouldn't be directed at guys like that, but at the media, instead.
After all, it's them that beg for stories like that.
It's them that author those stupid head lines.
Concerning the age-old adage about how girlies dig such physiques: yep, it's true. The operative word being 'girlies'. I'm not saying women would mind having such a physique going down on them - but in my experience, 20+ up to 40 y/o gals dig brawny physiques. grossly generalizing
A muscular physqiue will almost always work to your advantage if you know how to use it (and your mouth).
the easiest way to change a gal's attitude towards big muscles is to bang her. After that, she'll let you know that nothing compares to being jack-hammered (not making this up, I've heard this quite often).
There's your real-world application to big unfunctional muscles.