Actor Jonah Hill took to social media to politely ask that people stop giving unsolicited comments about his body. As well-meaning some of them are, he admits that these comments make him feel uncomfortable, and he hopes they stop focusing on his changed physique.
Comments About His Body are not Helpful
“I know you mean well, but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body,” Hill wrote. “Good or bad, I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect,” he ended with a red heart emoji. To commemorate this body acceptance, he got a tattoo a few months ago with the words “Body Love.”
On Self-Love and Acceptance
Hill has always been candid about his issues with weight and body image. Back in 2018, he discussed with Ellen how being in the spotlight at such a young age affected his self-image. Earlier this year, he shocked many people with his transformation when The Daily Mail published photographs of him surfing without a shirt. He reposted the headline on his Instagram in February to address the issue.
Advice to Younger Audiences Dealing with Insecurities
“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,” Hill started his response. “Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviews.” If he could give any advice to his younger audience dealing with something similar, it would be to have fun. “You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love,” the post concluded.
Jonah Hill’s post received a lot of love and support in the comments sections from fans and other celebrities like SZA, Aidy Bryant, and Beanie Feldstein.
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