Norman Reedus on a custom motorcycle in a sailor hat: would you hit it?

Norman Reedus at a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event during Fleet Week
Norman Reedus’ motorcycle travelogue show, Ride with Norman Reedus, premieres on June 12. In the mean time we have these photos of Reedus in NY at Fleet Week partying with sailors. My late grandfather James G. was in the Navy in WWII (shout out to Veterans and service members) but this is the first time I’ve heard of Fleet Week, which is a tradition whereactive military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week.

Reedus was at a “Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event at Pier 84” to which he arrived on a 1994 custom Harley by LA Speed Shop. The NY Post reports that he “turned heads” riding through Manhattan on the bike, which was custom made with a commission from Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. The bike will ultimately be donated to a military member through the Aleethia Foundation, which supports wounded veterans.

Norman Reedus at a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event during Fleet Week

The Daily Mail has more pictures of the bike and from the party. Reedus rode up right into the venue and then gave a speech to the sailors, thanking them for their service. He took a lot of selfies with everyone and it looks like he had a great time. I want to party with sailors!

Did you see the Walking Dead’s Red Nose Day video from last week? It’s a parody of the Star Wars Holiday Special, or at least the intro, but the best part is how Reedus and Andrew Lincoln interact with each other. It made me wish Walking Dead was back on the air already. As for the question in the title, this look works for the apocalypse when you add a crossbow, but he needs to ditch this hair for his day-to-day look. He’s likely filming now, but maybe he could grow it a little more and do a ponytail.

Norman Reedus at a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event during Fleet Week

Oh and speaking of Walking Dead people are still understandably annoyed about that cliffhanger. (I am too now that I’m reminded of it.) Reedus told EW that he feels sorry for WD executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman because “Those guys get hammered… They bust their ass to give you this entertainment and pour their hearts on the line and then they just get ‘What the f—, Scott Gimple? How could you do this to me!‘” Then he added the party line about how the return will be worth the wait. Gimple and Kirkman are getting grief because this was a cheap move! They may be working hard to entertain us, but there was something so manipulative in that ending that I can’t shake. Maybe some rum and sailors will help.

Fleet week nyc. @sailorjerry @laspeedshop Tomorrow !!

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Norman Reedus at a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event during Fleet Week

Norman Reedus at a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum event during Fleet Week

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  1. Donna Martin says:

    God no. I don’t get his appeal at all.

  2. lisa2 says:

    I loved the early versions of Daryl on TWD.. but this version is a NO.. The hair is so dated; and he looks so much better with it short.

    Great that he is supporting our Service People.. and that is wonderful. but I don’t find him attractive the way he looks right now

    • Evasmom says:

      I was thinking the same thing. I had a flashback to the first couple of seasons while looking at these photos and thought, “Yes, cut the hair.”

  3. SusanneToo says:

    God, no.

    Edited to add: You beat me to it, Donna.

  4. Snowflake says:

    Sorry but h@ll no

  5. Alix says:

    I’ll pass, thanks.

  6. Birdix says:

    Fleet week (in the fall) is huge in the Bay Area, culminating with a flight show with the Blue Angels. Yesterday, my dad was recognized (with 100 others) at the Memorial Day service at the GG National Cemetary for his service in Vietnam–so meaningful to him after all these years.

  7. lilacflowers says:

    Sex & the City did a Fleet Week related episode

  8. Luca76 says:

    My friend was at this event and took a bunch of pics with this guy had nothing but nice things to say about him.

  9. MinnFinn says:

    Please don’t wear a ponytail. Ugh! In these photos his hair looks like a wig. I think he wears the WD hairdo because he wants to be recognized.

  10. Size Does Matter says:

    I would not hit it in a hat. I would not hit it with a bat. I would not hit it here or there. I would not hit it anywhere.

  11. Nancy says:

    I see those above aren’t feeling Norman. Not to worry, I’d hit it, yes I would.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I know so many ladies who think he is the living end in men and I just do not get it.

    I’m not hating (especially since I lusted after the Bandersnatch), but I just don’t understand it. But most of what I have heard about him is that he is a nice person in real life.

  13. Moonstone says:

    I think I’ll pass.

  14. Vaya says:

    I love ya, Norman. (Ever since Boondocks) I’ll share my ice cream with you and we can watch Archer and South Park marathons.

  15. Bey says:

    why are so many male sex symbols unwashed? seriously ladies, whats wrong with you?

  16. byland says:

    I thought the thumbnail was Kid Rock at first – and second – glance.

    So, no. Nope, nope, nope. I literally shudder at the thought.

    • claire says:

      Totally Kid Rock lookalike. Sometimes he’s sooo hot and other times, ick, full on Kid Rockin’ it. Just a huge no for me during those times.

  17. KBeth says:

    I like my men a lil on the gritty side so yes, yes I would.

    • Starkiller says:

      There’s a line between “gritty” and “needs de-lousing”, and this guy is way over it.

  18. ChimChimsMom says:

    Nope. He looks like he has grime in all his creases.

  19. kay says:

    gods love him, but all i can think is “shwiggity!!” lololol
    ( an expression referring to the folk in the city next to mine ;p)

  20. Pandy says:

    Not in a sailor hat, no.

  21. paranormalgirl says:

    I wouldn’t hit that with someone else’s ladyparts.

  22. PunkyMomma says:

    I’m picking up a Captian and Tennille vibe from this. Sorry Norman.

  23. FuefinaWG says:

    Celebitchy, Fleet Week movie: On the Town, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, 1949, 24-hours on ship leave in the Big Apple
    “New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town, the Bronx is up and the Battery down, New York, New York … it’s a wonderful town ….”

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    Buckets and buckets o Nope. Even after his third obligatory hazmat shower I would still insist on a lye dip.

    Sex and The City had a Fleetweek episode. My friend used to call it a free pass to forget your morals and virtues. A tawdry three day affair was required.

  25. Ashly says:

    Wow so many people so quick to judge. Saddens me. U don’t even know the man, never met him. I have, he is NOT greasy or dirty. He’s even said in various interviews he showers regularly if not everyday when filming TWD. Again, just wow.

    Yes, I’d hit that if I was ever given the chance! Such a sweet man! 😘

  26. Sarah says:

    I realize people have opinions but some of these opinions are horribly rude. You don’t have to think he’s sexy but calling him things like ugly and unwashed? You people should be ashamed. He’s a human being with feelings. Wow. I hope none of you have children

  27. Niky says:

    I would in a heart beat, but I’m also a true fan of Norman not just because he is Daryl, he is a great artist and his sweet and awkwardness is adorable

  28. Melissa says:

    What’s wrong wth him ?? He is an absolute dream not to mention how great he is with his fans .

  29. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I love him, but I’ve witnessed his hotness. He needs to cut the damn hair. He’s got beautiful bone structure. And be less sloppy. Maybe he doesn’t gaf & maybe it decreases the number of rapid fans assaulting him. 😉

  30. Nikki Hittson says:

    You know, there is a saying, “to each there own” but you all act like as if he is really just like Daryl on the walking dead, that’s a character. Yes Daryl is grimmy, it’s zombie apocalypse for crying out loud! But in real life he is clean and always looking very sexy!! Have you ever watch any of his other movies for crying out loud, he is clean and clean cut too. You all need to search his history before you judge him besides he probably doesn’t give a flying crap as to what you all think. He has lots of money and he has a huge fan base. Hahaha guess you thought he would care. But I for one would love to hit it and I would ever dang day if he asked me to.
    Sincerely, Nikki Hittson
    (from one of his most devoted fans.)

  31. Melissa Parker says:

    I too am a loyal fan of both Norman Reedus / Daryl Dixon , I’ve had the privilege to meet him 3 times and I can say he is the nicest celebrity I’ve ever met !! He truly loves his fans and makes you feel special when your in his presence . Daryl Dixon is a character, yes he’s dirty on the show but he’s nothing like that in person , he’s very clean and smells great !! And some of ya’ll should be ashamed of yourself for the comments left here , he’s a person too and has feelings like the everyone else !! Maybe you should take a long look at yourselves and ask are yourself if your perfect ?

  32. Duchess of Corolla says:

    No. Under no circumstance whatsoever. Yuck!