Jonah Hill shares he’s uncomfortable with all the comments about his body: ‘Good or bad, I just want to politely let you know it’s not helping’
Jonah Hill has a message for anyone who comments on his body.
The Wolf of Wall Street star went to Instagram on Oct. 13 to post a note to his followers, saying, “I know you mean well, but I kindly ask you not to comment on my body [heart emoji] good or bad I want to politely let you know that it doesn’t help and that it doesn’t feel right. Much respect.”
Famous followers such as Tess Holliday cheered on Hill, while the model – who has experienced her own share of body shaming – wrote “THIS”, followed by “LOUDER”. Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant applauded the post with a simple green check mark. Influencer Remi Bader, famous for her “realistic messages” on TikTok, added: “Amen.”
Hill has been candid about how uncomfortable reactions to his body have made him. In 2018 he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he explained how he kept much of the pain inside while establishing himself as an actor.
“I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young adult life listening to people say I was fat and gross and unattractive,” he said. “And it’s only in the last four years that I wrote and directed my film, mid 90s that I 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 social media tabloids 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-thirties, not even in front of family and friends. It probably would have happened sooner if the insecurities of my childhood hadn’t been exacerbated by years of public ridicule about my body by press and interviewers,” he said. wrote on Instagram at the time. “So the idea that the media is trying to cheat me by stalking me while I’m surfing and printing photos like this and it can’t phase me anymore is dope. I am 37 and have finally loved and accepted myself.”
In August, the Super bad star revealed that he inked the sentiment when he showed off a tattoo with the words “Body Love” in honor of his new look.