Japanese actor Masi Oka is disgusted by reporters who ask him if he has a crush on his HEROES co-star Hayden Panettiere, labelling the British media "a punch of perverts". The 32-year-old actor, who plays Hiro on the cult superhero show, is good friends with 18-year-old Panettiere and is horrified the young teen has become a sex symbol in U.K. men's magazines. He says, "I'd like to remind you she's only 18. She was born in 1989. My God! I remember 1989 - I was in high school. "And yet I heard she was number six in your 100 Sexiest Poll. What are you guys in the U.K.? A bunch of perverts or something?"