Actor Jonah Hill has taken to Instagram to ask fans not to comment on his body – good or bad.
The 37-year-old has frequently been subject to body-shaming, but sure knows how to clap back. The actor has addressed comments on his appearance before, notably when tabloids posted snaps of him surfing.
Jonah Hill fires back after surfing snaps
Jonah Hill has come a long way since his Superbad days.
More recently, the actor has sported a California surfer style, repping printed shirts and a laid-back vibe. Hill didn’t just adopt the care-free look, though, he also took on a surfer lifestyle.
Earlier in the year, tabloids papped pictures of Hill enjoying a surf session. Sadly, the actor fell victim to internet trolls as the paparazzi snaps made the rounds on social media.
One publication titled an article ‘Jonah Hill slips into his black wetsuit for surf day in Malibu… before showing off his tattoos while going shirtless to towel himself off’.
Resilient as ever, Jonah took to IG to fireback, writing: “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.
“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.
“Oh and Daily Mail, not even you can take that smile from my face ;)”
Actor asks fans not to comment on his body
More recently, Hill took to Instagram to ask fans not to comment on his body.
The star wrote: “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.”
The 37-year-old has been candid about his body before, previously telling GQ: “I was an insecure, overweight kid, which in both of those communities is like having a scarlet letter on you. You are a target for abuse.”
The actor has received a wealth of support following his most recent open and honest Instagram post.
SZA commented: “Absolutely Love you.”
Likewise, Olivia Munn added a simple love heart emoji.