Mahershala Ali’s New GQ Profile Describes Him as ‘Vivid and Dashing’ and Fans Agree

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Mahershala Ali said he was mistaken for a terrorist post-9/11. (Peggy Sirota/GQ)

Actor Mahershala Ali is being celebrated for his appearance on GQ’s newest issue, which hails the Muslim star as a “great American.”

Ali’s star has risen as he went from being known as a supporting character on “House of Cards” to an Oscar winner for his turn in “Moonlight.” As a result, fans have been ogling his new photo spread, hailing it as a political moment and applauding his charming good looks — which GQ described as “vivid and dashing.”

The symbolism of a Muslim actor, who was targeted post-9/11 as a terrorist, wasn’t lost on one Twitter user.

Many more simply were in awe of his beauty.

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