Miles Teller covers Esquire‘s September issue, which features a profile on the actor that often refers to what’s perceived as his “d–kishness.”

Miles Teller Blasts Esquire

Esquire promoted the largely unflattering profile on Twitter, writing, “Miles Teller is on a quest for greatness (with a bit of d–kishness),” along with a link to the article. The Whiplash actor replied to the tweet to call the magazine out on misrepresenting him.

“I don’t think there’s anything cool or entertaining about being a d–k or an a–hole,” Teller wrote. “Very misrepresenting.”

Throughout the Esquire article penned by Anna Peele, Teller is portrayed as intolerably arrogant, and charmed by his own unchecked brashness. “You’re sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he’s a d–k,” Peele writes. “He tells you the highball glass is modeled after his c–k. Then he tells the waitress the same thing.”

Peele also recounts how Teller sent a Twitter DM to Kobe Bryant comparing their career aspirations, and how he wants to contribute to the great films of his time because he believes he has something to offer. There’s also a quote about how he perceives his own appearance.

“I was thinking about that today, how I probably think I’m better-looking than the public thinks I am,” Teller said. “I was in one of these forums about a film I did, and it’s like, ‘This dude is so ugly! How does he get fucking parts?’ ‘Well, he’s not, like, traditionally handsome, but . . .’ And that’s kind of what it is. Maybe it’s because I came from a small town, but I always did well for myself.”

After a number of other allusions to Teller’s disenchanting self-love, Peele ends the article thusly: “He gives you a hug and goes off to contribute to the cache or catalog or canon or whatever the f–k you call it and charm the world with his d–kishness.”

Teller’s Fantastic Four costars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara have all come to his defense, claiming that despite the article, he’s a decent human being.

 

Fantastic Four hits theaters Aug. 7.