Tom Selleck Represents Mens’ Shorts in ‘Kelly Clarkson’


Tom SelleckFamous for his iconic role as a character in Magnum P. Fans around the world loved watching Selleck solve crimes—usually while wearing a pair of very short shorts. The actor recently defended his character’s choice of clothing while appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Selleck defends his shorts ‘That’Find out What Shorts are. Shorts Are Short’

The conversation started when one of Clarkson’s producers shared that she had dressed up as Magnum for Halloween. Selleck saw a picture of her costume and commented, “I’m disappointed that you didn’t wear the shorts.”

“I get a lot of short questions,”He went on. “Because they’re short.”Clarkson replied, ” “They were short then, back in the day, though if you got nice legs…” Selleck’s character was famous for his super-short shorts, usually worn with a Hawaiian shirt. 

“That’s what shorts are,”Selleck argued. “Shorts are short. And those pajama bottoms that they wore for about the last decade are silly…and you can trip on them!”Clarkson voiced doubts, but Selleck persevered. “And you know what? They’re coming back up,”He spoke of rising hemlines. 

“They are on some people,” Clarkson admitted. “But on others that don’t have, maybe, the legs for shorts…”But Selleck insisted, announcing “Shorts are coming back to where they should be.”

Do Actors Still Wear Short Shorts?

Clarkson and her audience got a kick out of Selleck’s devotion to his short shorts. “I love that you’re into short shorts,”The host laughed. “This is the most fabulous thing that will happen to me today, you talking about how we need to wear short shorts.”

Selleck did admit that there were some times when he wasn’t as devoted to putting on the shorts. “You know, I read the script, and I knew if I had a fight scene coming up, I wouldn’t wear the shorts. ‘Cause I wanted to put pads underneath my jeans and stuff.”

“I’m just saying, not everybody can sport shorts like that,”Clarkson was the winner. Clarkson finished. “sat on the bench…instead of playing all the time,”He explained. 

“I should have worn shorts today,”He made a joke. Clarkson said she wouldn’t be joining him, due to her “big ol’ booty,”The actor quickly changed his mind and walked away. “I don’t think I will, either,”He laughed. “It’s not pretty anymore.”

While Selleck doesn’t wear his famous character’s tiny shorts anymore, it’s nice to know that the actor still has affection for the clothing item that made him recognizable to viewers all over the world.

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