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NFL Star Joe Burrow Says Friends Roasted His Backless Vogue World Look: ‘Fully Prepared for Criticism’

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NFL Star Joe Burrow Says Friends Roasted His Backless Vogue World Look: ‘Fully Prepared for Criticism’

Joe Burrow’s friends weren’t huge fans of his backless look at Vogue World: Paris.

On the Monday, July 8 episode of the Pardon My Take podcast, the 27-year-old Cincinnati Bengals quarterback said he was “roasted” by his inner circle after wearing a black Peter Do suit with black lapels and a cutout that showed off his bare back.

“I’ve been roasted in just about every group chat I could possibly be roasted in,” he told the hosts.

The NFL star also said that the look was unplanned. “I showed up and they gave it to me and I said, ‘Sure,'” he recalled.

He later added that despite thinking he looked “cool,” he was “fully prepared for all of the criticism and roasting I knew was coming my way.”

Clearly able to poke fun at himself, Burrow joked that “backless suits are in” and suggested the hosts wear them for “whatever event you have next.”

Joe Burrow at Vogue World: Paris.

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“It doesn’t even have to be… you can just cut the back out of a suit,” he continued. “You don’t even have to like, make it tailored.”

Burrow described the experience at the annual fashion event, which is part of Paris Fashion Week, as being “out of my comfort zone.”

“Some might say I’ve gone Hollywood,” he joked. “I went Hollywood for a week and now it’s time to lock in for football. So I think I’m allowed one week of Hollywood.”

The athlete’s runway appearance capped off his time at Paris Fashion Week. Per Vogue, he and Minnesota Vikings wideout Jefferson sat front row at Amiri and toured the Hermès atelier.

“I’ve always loved clothes but never really understood the industry, so I wanted to learn more,” he told the outlet.

John Mulaney and Olivia Munn at Vogue World: Paris.

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Burrow was one of many stars at the Vogue World: Paris, which took place at the Place Vendôme on June 23. The event took viewers through decades, each paying homage to a sport and French designer or fashion houses. Attendees included Vogue‘s Anna WintourEva Longoria and Diplo, plus John Mulaney and Olivia Munn, who made it a date night and have since gotten married. Cara Delevingne hosted the event via live stream.

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Sabrina Carpenter at Vogue World: Paris.

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Sabrina Carpenter made her runway debut, wearing a vintage-inspired Jacquemus ensemble for the 1940s portion of the show. The pop star wore a red and white striped swimsuit with a matching red and white striped sarong over it. Her look was complete with red heels and a red and white striped scarf tied over her signature blonde hair.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid helped represent the 1950s, riding through the plaza on horseback in head to toe Hermès.

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