Jonah Hill asks fans to ‘stop body-shaming’ him because it ‘doesn’t feel good’ after recent weight loss
JONAH Hill has asked fans to stop commenting on his body.
The 37-year-old actor, whose weight has fluctuated throughout the years and with his varied movie roles, took to Instagram to share the message on Wednesday.
The War Dogs star is currently looking slimmed down, thanks in part to his love of surfing.
Addressing comments about his body, he wrote on Instagram: “I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”
In February Jonah slammed the Daily Mail and accused the outlet of trying to body-shame him after publishing photos of the actor shirtless after surfing.
He wrote: “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 friend.
“Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbate by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers,” the actor wrote.
“So the idea that the media tries to play me by stalking me while surfing and printing photos like this and it can’t phase me anymore is dope.
“I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself. This isn’t a ‘good for me’ post.
“And it’s definitely not a ‘feel bad for me post’. It’s for the the kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love,” Hill added.
“Oh and Daily Mail, not even you can take that smile from my face ;).”
The Oscar-winner has gained and lost weight many times in the years since his breakout role in Superbad in 2007.
His first dramatic transformation came in 2011 after wrapping filming on Moneyball with Brad Pitt. The actor showed off a slimmer silhouette after taking on a healthier diet.
Some of the weight was back for his role in 2013’s Wolf of Wall Street where he played Donnie Azoff.
And in 2015, he gained a full 40 pounds to play an arms dealer in War Dogs opposite Miles Teller.
He then decided to shed the pounds a year later, with help from Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum and took up boxing.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2016, he quipped: “I gained weight for this movie War Dogs, and then I wanted to get in better shape, so I called Channing Tatum, and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?’
“And he said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf****r, of course, you will, it’s the simplest thing in the entire world’.”
JONAH OPENS UP
He opened up about his weight issues in 2018 telling Ellen DeGeneres: “I think everybody has a version of themselves — I call it, like, a snapshot, let’s say, at some point in your life, of the person you are.
“You’re trying to kind of hide from the world or [it] makes you feel a certain way, and even if you get success or you grow up or you become good-looking or whatever, the things that you think will fix the thing, you kind of carry some part of that with you.
“So, for me, it’s definitely being, like, this 14-year-old kid, being overweight, wanting to fit in with these skaters and hip-hop kids and just feeling lonely and maybe not understanding my own worth.”
He said that he later began to “understand how much [it] hurt” to be called “fat and gross and unattractive” early in his career. “I’m under construction like we all are, you know what I mean? We’re all just trying to figure it out.”
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