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June 27, 2013

‘Dirty Old Man’ Tells Yahoo CEO How ‘Attractive’ She Is

A YouTube video of a self-professed “dirty old man” telling Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer he finds her “attractive” is making the rounds and raising a few eyebrows.

During a Yahoo shareholders meeting earlier this week, an investor named George Polis used his time with the microphone to win over the 38-year-old Mayer with an awkward compliment.

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer

Whether he was trying to be funny or charming, no one knows for sure, but it is likely Mayer was more annoyed and embarrassed than captivated by his wit.

“This is my personal opinion,” he said. “First is, I’m George Polis. I have 2,000 shares of Yahoo. I’m Greek and I’m a dirty old man and you look attractive, Marissa.”

His comment brought a few laughs before Polis proceeded to rant about dividend payments.

It is no surprise that Mayer chose not to acknowledge Polis’ inappropriate observation.