When asked about it by Variety, in promoting his new musical film LaLa Land with co-star Emma Stone, the brooding stud stud--whose decidedly aloof presence launched a million and one fuccboi come-ons--was blunt: "I've never said that."
He added a somewhat ??? metaphor:
Do you remember when Fabio got hit in the face with a pigeon on the roller coaster and it broke his nose. Sometimes I feel like I'm the pigeon and the internet is Fabio's face. Actually, I don't know if I'm the pigeon or I'm Fabio's face. Depends on the day, I guess.
Stone chimed in, stating, "I don't even understand. I mean, you're great but why have you become this — why? Do you at least get paychecks on your coloring book?"