Jonah Hill has a message for everybody commenting on his physique.
The Wolf of Wall Street star took to Instagram on Oct. 13 to put up a observe to his followers, which reads, “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 it doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”
Famous followers like Tess Holliday cheered Hill on, with the mannequin — who has skilled her personal share of physique shaming — writing, “THIS,” adopted up by “LOUDER.” Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant applauded the put up with a easy inexperienced verify mark. Influencer Remi Bader, well-known for her “realistic shopping hauls” on TikTok, added, “Amen.”
Hill has been outspoken about how uncomfortable reactions to his physique have made him. In 2018, he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the place he defined how he stored a lot of the ache inside as he established himself as an actor.
“I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young adult life listening to people say that I was fat and gross and unattractive,” he said. “And it’s only in the last four years writing and directing my movie, Mid90s that I’ve started to understand how much that hurt and got into my head.”
Since then, Hill has gone on a public journey of self-acceptance. In March, he previously called out tabloids on social media for publishing photos of himself changing after a day of surfing.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram on the time. “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.”
In August, the Superbad star revealed he had gotten the sentiment inked when he confirmed off a tattoo of the phrases “Body Love,” in honor of his new outlook.