LOL David B. I think Jared's saying he thinks tanning is a dumb idea, as do you. Not he thinks tanning is dumb and YOU'RE dumb, as well.
But from that last statement of yours...
Maybe he's just being a dick though, lol.
Anyway, just like everything else, people think it looks good. A decent tan looks good, but those hos who sit out in the sun all day look like shit. My advice: don't over do it.