Brad Pitt’s GQ magazine cover roasted on social media

The Brad Pitt cover shoot for GQ’s August edition sent social media into a frenzy.

The men’s magazine released a first look at Pitt on the cover, in which the American movie star lies surrounded by dark flowers with a blank look on her face. Pitt spoke to the magazine to promote his latest project, High-speed trainwhich comes out in August.

Following the portrait’s release, many Twitter users took to the platform to share their opinions, comparing Pitt’s snap to a “corpse” and a “wax figure”.

“Brad Pitt looks like a wax figure on this cover of GQ,” wrote a person.

“Brad looks like a real corpse on the cover of GQ”, wrote a third person.

Another Twitter user referenced Pitt’s ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, in a tweet. “Someone at GQ magazine hates Brad Pitt. This cover screams ‘Justice for Angelina!’

A representative for GQ did not respond to request for comment.

The photographer behind the shoot, Elizaveta Porodina, took to Instagram to share the “surreal” feeling it was to photograph Pitt.

“A truly surreal feeling to see a face you’ve known so well throughout your life, reflected in images of your own making,” she wrote.

“It’s an even more surreal feeling to see Brad Pitt collaborating on your vision, taking on any challenge with charm and humor, picking up images at heart so quickly – and adding something of his own, something special. – which would enrich the story even more.”

In his interview with the outlet, Pitt, 58, hinted at his upcoming retirement from Hollywood and considers himself on his “last step” in his career.

“I consider myself on my last leg,” Pitt told the outlet before adding, “this last semester or quarter. What will this section be? And how do I want to design this?”

Pitt started acting at the age of 22 after leaving the University of Missouri just before earning his journalism degree. The actor had planned to pursue a career as an art director, but ended up landing roles in Another world and Growing pains after taking acting lessons.

Pitt would go on to land roles in Thelma & Louise, Moneyball and Mr. and Mrs. Smithwhere he met his now ex-wife, Jolie.

Creating and making things is something Pitt has always enjoyed doing.

“I’m one of those creatures that speaks through art,” Pitt told the outlet. “I just always want to do. If I don’t succeed, I die somehow.

As the actor enters the latter part of his career, Pitt remains embroiled in a divorce battle with his ex-wife, with whom he shares six children.

Pitt and Jolie were married for two years before the actress filed for divorce in 2016, ending their 12-year relationship.

Pitt’s latest project, “Bullet Train,” hits theaters August 5.

This story originally appeared on Fox News and has been reproduced with permission