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'It's awful': Fans lash out at Brad Pitt's GQ cover that makes him look like a corpse

'You have managed to make Brad look strange, dead and like he doesn’t know what he's doing,' said one angry Twitter user about Brad PItt's GQ cover
Brad Pitt's GQ cover is upsetting people as it makes him look like a corpse (Photo: @elizavetaporodina for GQ/ Instagram)
Brad Pitt's GQ cover is upsetting people as it makes him look like a corpse (Photo: @elizavetaporodina for GQ/ Instagram)

GQ released its profile of the veteran movie star Brad Pitt on Wednesday, June 22, and some people instantly found it outrageous. The actor can be seen lying or floating in a dark pool of flowers with his face frozen as he stares into nothingness. Pitt poured his heart out while talking to the magazine and promoting his new film, 'Bullet Train'. Directed by David Leitch, famously known for the 'John Wick' franchise, will put Pitt next to Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Bad Bunny, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Karen Fukuhara, and others.

The 58-year-old actor promoted his upcoming movie while talking about his dreams, alcohol addiction, his breakup with Angelina Jolie, and hinted at his retirement as well. "I consider myself on my last leg, this last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?” said Pitt. The cover, however, did upset a lot of people as it made Brad Pitt look anything but cool. Some found it 'upsetting,' some hate the fact that they portrayed him like a corpse, and some said it was a 'jumpscare.' Regardless, the cover was unsettling for many people.


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The photographer of this infamous cover, Elizaveta Porodina, took to his Instagram saying, "When I realized that I would be working on this project, I immediately had a vision - and as I knew it would be a radical invitation to my very own world, I was anxious - only to learn what an immense honor and pleasure it is, and a spark of true inspiration - to work with an incredible actor, artist and a person who admires and respects art and the process so deeply." Let's dive into fan reactions to this GQ cover. 


Internet reacts to Brad Pitt's weird GQ cover

GQ made a very brave move by portraying Brad Pitt like that. However, the reception wasn't all the way appreciating. One user said, "Saw the cover and thought: he’s very similar to Brad Pitt, then read he actually WAS him! I don’t like the post production! How artificial!" Another user said, "This is just wrong! You have managed to make Brad look strange, dead and like he doesn’t know what he's doing when it's obviously the vision of the photographer. What about that styling? - eeek!"



One user said that GQ managed to make Brad Pitt, one of the most handsome men ever, look dead, "I just read a news article with about 400 comments saying how GQ has achieved the impossible and made even our beautiful Brad Pitt, look dead." Another user said, "What's with the embalmed look GQ he's very handsome but you'd never know it from this image, it's awful."



One frustrated user tweeted, "This looks like they wheeled a Brad Pitt mannequin out of madame toussads. Calm down with the Photoshop. Seeing some natural skin texture or a whole wrinkle would be way less unsettling than this." Another user said, "Who okay’d this cover? He looks like what I see in caskets. I personally didn’t this it was possible to make this man look bad, and yet here we are."



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