Jonah Hill is standing up to comments about his body—both well-intentioned and cruel. In his latest Instagram post, the Superbad starlet his 3.1 million followers know that his appearance is not something to debate on social media.
“I know you mean well, but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body,” Hill, 37, wrote on Wednesday. “Good or bad, I want you to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”
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This isn’t the first time The Wolf of Wall Street actor has spoken out about his insecurities and people treating his body as a point of discussion. “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 revealed in a February 26 Instagram post, alongside a screenshot of a Daily Mail story from that month ogling his body. “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,” he continued. “I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself.” (In August, he revealed he had gotten a new tattoo reading “BODY LOVE” on his right shoulder.)
Hill, 37, previously opened up about insecurities surrounding his body
Some of Hill’s insecurities, he revealed earlier this year, stem from being judged for his weight as a young person. “The two gnarliest environments are skateboarding and comedy, and I grew up in both of those environments,” the star told GQ in August. “I was an insecure, overweight kid, which is both of those communities is like having a scarlet letter on you. You are a target for abuse.”
— Marlena Hanlon (@marlenahanlonx) October 14, 2021
Jonah Hill isn’t the only celeb to ask fans to rein in the comments focusing on their shape or size. Jessica Simpson, Kourtney Kardashian, and Lily Allen have all made their thoughts of others commenting on their bodies known. Even singer Adele who recently lost 100 pounds wishes people would be a little less invested in the way she looks, and more in her music.
Jonah hill is weight loss goals.. bruuuh 😵 pic.twitter.com/KSDMwRGYMt
— Mark (@Mmartinez94Mark) June 16, 2017
As for Hill, he isn’t going to let the haters keep him from living his best life. “This isn’t a ‘good for me’ post. And it’s definitely not a ‘feel bad for me’,” Hill continued in the February caption. “It’s for the kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love.”
We couldn’t agree more!