On one hand, I don't find the matter very funny or admire him. He is attractive, but he is a criminal. I do assume that most of the comments weren't serious and were out of comedic boredom. Lots of people are susceptible to bandwagoning stupid shit on the internet (and IRL). It's happened here, for example.
On the other hand, maybe a modeling job would keep him focused on a positive path and out of trouble.