Jonah Hill has had a personal struggle with his weight throughout his professional career. He has also stood up to the press in the past for body shaming him. This time, he’s taking his message directly to the fans.
In a recent Instagram post, the Superbad comic actor asked the public to stop saying things about his body. He would prefer it if fans not comment on his body, because it is not helpful at all. To be fair, he was polite about it and showed respect in the process.
“I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body [heart emoji] good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”
The supportive comments began to roll in nearly immediately. Even celebs got in on the act. Olivia Munn replied with a simple heart emoji.
In a February post, Hill addressed his weight on Instagram. He wrote of body positivity, claiming that the negative comments could never take the smile off of his face.
“I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s even in front of family and friends. Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers.”
As for his acting, Hill remains as busy as ever. Jonah will appear in the upcoming science fiction dark comedy film Don’t Look Up alongside a star-studded ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, and more. The film comes out in theaters on December 10 and on Netflix on Christmas Eve.
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