(SNews) – Maxim Australia has listed a male former sports coach in the men’s magazine’s “Hot 100” women.
Former Australian football player and coach Danielle “Dani” (formerly Dean) Laidley was included in a list of Australia’s top 100 “fine and fierce femmes” for 2023.
Laidley is a man who recently started dressing in female clothing and claiming to be a transgender “woman.”
According to Maxim, a magazine aimed at men that features images of beautiful women, Laidley is listed among “hot” Australian female celebrities and models such as Margot Robbie, who was ranked number one.
Laidley was ranked 92 on the list of Maxim Australia’s “Hot 100.”
According to the magazine, Laidley is considered to be more “hot” than eight real women who ranked below him.
Maxim Australia listed the following women below Laidley:
Bec Judd & Kate Twigley
Maxim Australia Editor-in-Chief Santi Pintado touted the list as the magazine’s “annual, eclectic and definitive list of Australian women who have impressed, made headlines or simply had a huge year.”
“The past 12 months saw an abundance of fine and fierce femmes who have wowed us with their aptitude, intellect, humor, attributes, and overall incredible talents.”
However, Maxim’s efforts to go “woke” have outraged the magazine’s readers.
This is Dani Laidley, a biological male
Dani was just added to the “Hottest 100 Women” list by Maxim Magazine pic.twitter.com/2P4mfywCPy
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 19, 2023
Commentators across social media shredded the magazine for including Laidley as a “hot” woman.
“#92 of top 100 hottest ‘women’ in the world according to Maxim magazine in Australia. How did we get to a point where companies/institutions/publications can do this with no fear of backlash?” former NCAA star swimmer and female rights activist Riley Gaines wrote in a social media post that included a photo of Laidley pre-transition.
#92 of top 100 hottest 'women' in the world according to Maxim magazine in Australia
How did we get to a point where companies/institutions/publications can do this with no fear of backlash? pic.twitter.com/GBhJAIzzLY
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) October 19, 2023
Many other commentators slammed Maxim for declining in quality.
“Even Maxim is woke now…” Fox News contributor Joe Concha wrote.
“Maxim doesn’t know what hot means or what a woman is,” radio host Dana Loesch wrote.
“The only shock here is Maxim still exists,” Townhall columnist Derek Hunter wrote.
“That it’s run by left-wing chick/dudes is expected to.”
Part of what made Laidley’s inclusion controversial to some on social media was the former coach’s criminal history.
“In 2020, [he] was arrested, caught with 0.43g of methamphetamine, and charged with one count of stalking,” left-wing newspaper The Guardian reported.
“[He] pleaded guilty and was placed on a good behavior bond, with no conviction recorded in relation to the drugs.”
Margot Robbie, by contrast, topped the list, a feat she has accomplished in the past.
As the magazine noted, “This year marks her fourth appearance at the summit and second consecutive year on the trot at numero uno.”
The magazine credited Robbie for having “immortalized herself as Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s mega-smash movie about the iconic doll, which is now officially the highest-grossing film of the year.”
It went on to declare she is “the undisputed Queen of Hollywood and, once again, the Ultra Tune MAXIM HOT 100 No.1. Long may she reign!”
The Full Maxim 100 ‘Hot List’ For 2023:
Jess Fox & Noemie Fox
April Rose Pengilly
The Real Housewives of Sydney
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Bec Judd & Kate Twigley