Pete Davidson has definitely nailed the shock factor with his nude Ken doll cover for Paper.
Davidson’s issue is one part of Paper Magazine‘s #BreakTheInternet issue. 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman came up with the concept.
He said, “In a car, on our way to set for [Pete’s] new movie with Judd Apatow, we brainstormed ideas for our upcoming [PAPER] shoot together. I threw out a Ken Doll concept. It seemed right since tabloids manipulate people that way, him especially. He was down with the idea, but challenged me to go darker, something that leaned into his struggle with depression, which he has been admirably public about.”
He added, “He’d told me he slept in a car bed as a kid and I saw it immediately: this Staten Island Ken Doll version of Pete stuck in a Barbie nightmare, pills everywhere. ‘You’d be like depressed Ken,’ I said. ‘Yeah! And d*ckless, like, with Ken-d*ck,’ [Pete] said, and the whole car exploded with laughter.”
Davidson talked to PAPER about his love language, saying, “My love language, when I’m in a relationship,” he explained to PAPER, “is I treat the person I’m with like a princess. I try and go as above and beyond as possible, because that’s what you’re supposed to do? If you’re in a relationship with someone, you’re just supposed to make that person feel as special as possible.”
He added, “But sometimes when you put so much on someone, it overwhelms them, and then they don’t know if they could come close to that. Or if they can keep up with it. So, it’s very off-putting to some… It’s something I had to learn in a past relationship, which sucked to learn through that person, but it makes you better.”
Davidson sparked concerns after his breakup with Ariana Grande. The SNL star had already been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder diagnoses. He wrote on social media, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.”
Paper Magazine also released a cover with BTS modelling in a Lisa Frank photoshoot.
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