Wife of felon with sexy mugshot hits out

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Not everybody has taken well to the popular mugshot of hot felon Jeremy Meeks, not least his wife.

"She's upset. She's furious," Meeks' friend Simone Johnson told CBS Sacramento, according to "Her man's in there, and people are taking it as a joke."

The report added that Meeks' wife of four years does not appreciate the legion of fans lusting after her husband during this tough time for their family.

His mugshot on the Stockton Police Department Facebook has garnered 96,000 "likes" and almost 26,000 comments to date. 

Meanwhile, a less flattering photo of the now-famous man has surfaced, leading some to suspect his good looks was merely good photography.

Meeks' not-so-hot shot has one user remarking:

Another user on followed up by turning it into a meme: 

User StarCat drove home the point with felines:


Last Friday, Meeks was charged with 11 felony counts of weapons possession and gang activity. His bail was set at US$1 million (S$1.25 million)

His family, who says he has no current gang affiliations (below), has set up a page appealing for money on a crowd-funding website, raising $3,785 from 216 donors in three days.

Meeks' family has set up a page appealing for donations, saying he is a changed man despite being charged with 11 felony counts.

Sources:, International Business Times