‘He looks dead’: Brad Pitt’s latest GQ cover compared to corpse [photo]
The aim was to show how broken Brad Pitt is while recovering from alcohol addiction and acrimonious divorce.
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was “done dirty” during his GQ magazine photoshoot, according to Twitter users.
The Mr and Mrs Smith star is no longer with his Mrs (Angelina Jolie) and the shoot was reportedly aiming to communicate their messy divorce and alcohol addiction, but all fans are seeing is a corpse.
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BRAD PITT’S GQ PHOTOSHOOT
On Wednesday 23 June, GQ released a photoshoot spread of the 58-year-old film star, who appears to be floating in a dark pool of flowers on the cover. He is wearing a bright blue shirt and a gold locket around his neck, with one hand on his chest and a lizard crawling across his body and his face frozen in a blank stare.
According to the LA Times, the actor spoke with the publication to promote his forthcoming action film, Bullet Train which will be released in August.
Pitt also spoke about retirement, saying he considers himself on his last leg. In addition, he shared about his sobriety, revealing when Jolie filed for divorce in 2016, that year he started becoming sober and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
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NETIZENS HATE THE SHOOT AND FIND IT ‘CREEPY’
While the shoot was aimed to communicate Pitt’s “heartbreat”, fans completely hate it. The jokes have been flying about the way he looks, with many saying he looks “casket ready”.
Some even took it a bit too far when they said he looks more like late actor Ray Liotta who passed away last month.
PHOTOGRAPHER BEHIND SHOOT LOVES IT
Although trolls have not stopped taking digs at Pitt’s pictures, the photographer behind the photoshoot is proud of her work.
On Instagram, Elizaveta Porodina said it was “a really surreal feeling to see a face that you have known so well throughout your whole life, reflected in the images of your own making.
“It’s an even more surreal feeling to have Brad Pitt collaborating on your vision, going full in on any challenge with charm and humour, understanding the images to the core so quickly — and adding something of his own, something special — that would further enrich the story.”