The Elite Spanish Army's Very Revealing Uniforms Are Twitter's New Obsession

The Spanish army's uniform has become all the rage on the Internet.

Photographs of members of the army's La Legión, a regiment known as the Bridegooms of Death (very metal), went viral after people began fawning over the army force's notable pastel green uniforms and the distinctively low-cut shirts the men were wearing.

"Spain is deploying its army to help manage their coronavirus outbreak and not to be insensitive at an anxiety-inducing time but uh... I think I speak for all New Yorkers when I say, Spain, hi, can you deploy some of that in our direction? We will comply with your orders," author Jill Filipovic wrote on Twitter on Sunday alongside images of the army men patrolling the streets.

Spain is deploying its army to help manage their coronavirus outbreak and not to be insensitive at an anxiety-inducing time but uh... I think I speak for all New Yorkers when I say, Spain, hi, can you deploy some of that in our direction? We will comply with your orders. pic.twitter.com/LyxIPsGu3g

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 22, 2020

She added: "Just saying there are a lot of singles in this town who need to be put under house arrest and these are just the men to do it."

Thousands of people shared in Filipovic's sentiments, and many people were particularly fond of all the cleavage the uniforms revealed. "As a woman with eyes, I appreciate that their shirt lapels are practicing social distancing," one Twitter user wrote.

As a woman with eyes, I appreciate that their shirt lapels are practicing social distancing

— Amanda Smith (@AmandaRTubbs) March 23, 2020

"Not that I've blown it up or anything but it seems important to note that the buttons only START halfway down. This is BY DESIGN (of god maybe but I let the viewer decide)," another wrote.

Not that I've blown it up or anything but it seems important to note that the buttons only START halfway down. This is BY DESIGN (of god maybe but I let the viewer decide).

— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) March 23, 2020

Some people found themselves even more attracted to the regiment's uniforms after learning the ensemble was specifically worn by the La Legión, an elite sector of the Spanish military known for extreme toughness and force.

"Me, always looking for the lie: there's no way that's the real Spanish Army. no way. that cannot possibly be the uniform. I'm gonna debunk this in thirty se—<touches earpiece>I'm being told this is not, in fact, the Spanish Army uniform," a Twitter user wrote, "it is the ELITE Spanish Army uniform."

me, always looking for the lie: there’s no way that’s the real Spanish Army. no way. that cannot possibly be the uniform. I’m gonna debunk this in thirty se—

<touches earpiece>

I’m being told this is not, in fact, the Spanish Army uniform

it is the ELITE Spanish Army uniform, https://t.co/1xmJyNbG7e

— Charlotte A. Cavatica (@cavaticat) March 23, 2020

Not everyone was amused by all the sexualizing of the military unit, though. Some folks on Twitter pointed out the damning history of the La Legión and its connection to Francisco Franco, a leader of the regime who was ruled as dictator of Spain from 1939 to 1975.

"Spanish Legion, the only reputation they had was for murdering civilians under Franco," one person wrote.

Spanish Legion, the only reputation they had was for murdering civilians under Franco

— Buffalo Headed Hiker 🇮🇪🇪🇺🇬🇱🇫🇷🇮🇸 (@DermotNCosgrove) March 23, 2020

This isn't the first time the regiment's captured the attention of the masses online. Back in 2018, the famous unit made headlines after it was revealed that 6 percent of its members were obese, resulting in Spanish officials immediately placing soldiers on strict diets and exercise regimens.

The Elite Spanish Army's Attractive Uniforms Are Twitter's New Obsession
Spanish legionnaire photographed on April 26, 2006. The Spanish Army's uniform caught the attention of Twitter users on March 22, 2020. Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images

Spain deployed a number of its military members to help city officials combat the coronavirus outbreak. More than 25,000 people were infected with the virus as of Sunday.

See a few more reactions to the Spanish army uniforms below.

My big takeaway here is that the shirts flat out are not MEANT to be buttoned any higher than that…?

— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) March 23, 2020

and how would you tell the difference between a Covid-19 fever and a deep appreciation for the....military....

— Pat Dorr (@PatrizAnnPorta) March 22, 2020

Uff believe me you don't want those men near you...this faction is called "legionarios" is just one of the ones who exist in Spain.
They don't have a great reputation. It's not good to make general affirmations, but they are misogynist and defend values as the "death"

— Sandra Drama (@srtacasper5) March 22, 2020

uhhhhh

Fascists are never sexy. pic.twitter.com/mGtxk5rzzV

— (((MischaMischief))) (@MischaMischief) March 23, 2020

I am not immune to this.

— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) March 23, 2020

Wait, hold up...is that their army, or the cast of Magic Mike??? pic.twitter.com/hveVp5azmf

— Kristin Karnitz (@KristinKarnitz) March 23, 2020