John Mayer claims he’s slept with a ‘soft 500′ people, and to those people I say “ew”

Bourbon and Beyond Music Festival 2018

Over the past month, I’ve seen dozens of supposedly “scandalous” headlines about John Mayer, mostly from interviews he’s given. I have no idea why Mayer has popped up and why he’s talking so much this month, and is it cool if I don’t spend too much time thinking about it? I assume he’s got new music or something. Perhaps John Mayer just gives interviews because he likes to hear himself speak, and because he’s an unrepentant narcissist who likely calls out his own name during sex? Probably that too. In any case, John Mayer is saying words for some reason. Words about sex and sexual partners. Some highlights from his “Instagram Live” show Current Mood:

Whether he’s ever put his own music on when he’s having sex: “No, but a girl has asked me to sing some of my songs in probably the run up to it.” And, as any attentive lover would, he obliged. John explained, “If it’s after a show and a girl asks, ‘Sing Your Body is a Wonderland,’ do you want to be the kind of guy who goes, ‘No,’ or do you want to be the kind of guy that goes like, ‘We’ve got the afternoon…?’ You want to play along.”

Cazzie asked him about how many women he’s slept with: “Blink twice if you have slept with over 800 people,” Cazzie directed. John pointedly stared at the camera. She then told him, “Blink once if you have slept with over 500 people.” John once again refrained from blinking, much to the shock of the comments section. He figures his body count is a “soft 500.”

Why he gets rejected by women: He thinks he became “PR poison” for many people. “I don’t think that people are into the idea of like, ‘I snagged John Mayer.’”

[From E! News]

I’m old enough to remember a time when John Mayer was thought of as a sweet and harmless singer of cheeseball love songs, and yes, there were a lot of girls/women who were into him back then. That was about 17 years ago. He was arguably still interesting when he dated Jessica Simpson, just because they seemed like such an oddball couple. But by the time he got around to dating Jennifer Aniston… I don’t know, I think most women of any sense would have run screaming from him. That was why I always side-eyed Katy Perry too: she was on the upswing and he was on the downswing, but she acted like she won some big prize. I’m sorry if you’re one of the “soft 500” women to bang John Mayer in the past decade, but he’s been solidly terrible and gross all this time.

As for the “soft 500” number… I mean, I assume most rock stars/singers have those kinds of numbers. I find the idea of having that big of a number to be unhealthy, but I’m not going to judge. Just imagine what people would say if a lady rocker said her number was a “soft 500” though. *imagines Bonnie Raitt throwing down a “soft 900” number*

Bourbon and Beyond Music Festival 2018

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  1. Patty says:

    Men and women who keep track of their “body count” are gross and have issues.

    • OriginalLala says:

      people who brag about their “body count” make me a bit queasy because it’s clearly not about the actual sexual relationships to them. it’s the perceived bragging rights.

      also..who calls former sex partners “body counts”??? such a lack of respect

    • Mo says:

      Yikes, I agree but it doesn’t seem like John Mayer was doing that at all. He was asked and gave a vague response. Also, it was the author who used the word “body count”. I don’t care if John Mayer slept with over 500 people, surprised the number is not higher actually.

    • Yes Doubtful says:

      I don’t see how it’s wrong to know how many people you’ve slept with. Or do you mean boasting about it?

  2. stormsmama says:

    just here to say he is a big deal again bc he is touring with Dead and Co
    So he has a huge base or family of fans from that scene who appreciate his talents
    And don’t mind his “young Bobby” playful excitement bc he can really play that guitar

    Yes he is ridiculous but ugh I still would

    • DD says:

      Long time Celebitchy reader, big time Grateful Dead fan, and Dead and Co. fan. He is a big deal. I am a huge fan now that he revived some of the Dead scene. He is a talented musician. That cannot be denied.

      He and Bob Weir share a birthday. Talk about synergy.

      I think John Mayer has said some really dumb things. But, I like him.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I’m mortified to admit this (apparently not mortified enough to refrain from admitting it!!) AND I don’t even have the cover of saying I appreciate his new endeavors, because I didn’t know he was touring again or had an affiliation with Dead and Co., but I still would. He has always been magnetic to me, and even though he is a known dirtbag and toxic, I still would. I blame it on the years I wasted dating a narcissistic musician before I figured myself out and made better choices. But yes, I WOULD!!

  3. minx says:

    Ew is right.

  4. Kaye says:

    Not if he were the last male on earth.

  5. Sesame says:

    This dude overthinks what others think of him. No thanks, pass…

  6. Carmen says:

    I sure wouldn’t want to be the 501st.

  7. Jen says:

    Maybe “soft” isn’t the best word to use there.

  8. BooRadley says:

    I once had an ex who told me she slept with 723 people.
    at first she told be 200 to see how I would react to that. then clarified that was just one gender and the number was actually 700+.
    and I stayed with her for 3 years (after a clean std test)
    yup, made my shame number seem almost virginal by comparison.

  9. Kristy G says:

    I like John Mayer, but I think he lacks a certain self-awareness, and that troubles me. If he’s PR poison, I wonder why he doesn’t do better. I am not here to diagnose anyone, but I can’t but think there’s a part of him really invested in self-sabotage and enjoys it. My sister absolutely adores him and, while she does read some of the whackadoodle stuff he says, she compartmentalizes it and continues to listen to and delight in his music. He’s a tough nugget. I bet he’s super smarmy to women IRL.

  10. HK9 says:

    You know-I really didn’t need to know that.

  11. km says:

    I don’t get what’s appealing about him. Where does he find people willing to have sex with him?

    • Menu reader says:

      Concerts are an easy place. A lot of these guys have staff scouting for “hotties” in the audience or at the autograph and merchandise areas and invite them to the afterparty. If they’re already fans it’s super easy.

      • janice says:

        you’re absolutely right. An 18 year old relative of mine was handpicked at a Keith Urban concert for a front row seat whereupon he picked her up on stage, gave her a signed guitar and called her “pretty baby” over and over again. Hmmm, wonder if he murmurs that to Nicole now and then.

  12. Az says:

    Oh man. He is the very definition of hate f**k for me. I know he’s a douche. I know. But damn, when he picks up a guitar. .. he has such an unabashed joy and love for music. So I still would as well. Ew.

  13. nikzilla says:

    There are much, much worse sexual rumors about him than this.

  14. FR says:

    I think he can absolutely come across as an idiot, but he is super charming and attractive to me. I’m not proud of that fact. I do feel a little bad for him right now though, because he never said a “soft 500” he said sub-500 and even cracked a joke about how people have such low expectations that they are like, oh, less than 500, that’s great. There are a dozen reasons to bag on the man, but this isn’t one.

  15. Ruyana says:

    He is disgusting and not particularly attractive. I’ve never heard his music, won’t go out of my way to find it, and don’t think it excuses his disgusting behavior with, and words about, women. He is nasty and damn lucky he *ever* got to have sex with anyone.

  16. Yes Doubtful says:

    We don’t need to imagine a woman having that kind of a number. Just look at Amber Rose and the awful things people say about her and we don’t even know her number! Mayer will not get nearly as much crap for his number as a woman would.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      True. People will make all kinds of gross, bible-thumper assumptions about a female celebrity ‘s childhood and her need for conversion th-oops, I mean ‘therapy’ over a lot less. Then they’ll act innocent when called on their bigotry. Sometimes all it takes is something similar to Slutwalk.

  17. Menu reader says:

    This guy really wants to keep establishing a reputation for biggest douchebag in showbiz. Always trying to sell this image of a hypersexual macho man who loves the ladies and who is loved by big lady stars and who has a sexual lifestyle (i.e., “I’m getting a lot of sex”). We’re so impressed.

  18. Laurita says:

    If you like scat play, sign yourself up now

  19. Sara says:

    He is playing with Dead and Co. and has been amazin. That is why he is back in the headlines.

  20. MattyLove says:

    Soooo many antibiotics. Pretty much all the antibiotics.

  21. perplexed says:

    I can’t tell if he actually admitted to the number if he just stared at the camera.

  22. janice says:

    Look, it’s still a much smaller number than Wilt Chamberlain who claims to have slept with over 10,000 women during his days.

  23. Meganbot2000 says:

    He didn’t say “soft 500″ he said “sub 500.”