Its not helpful: Jonah Hill asks fans not to comment on his body

Updated: October 14th, 2021 08:20 PM IST

Seems pretty reasonable

Its not helpful: Jonah Hill asks fans not to comment on his body

Jonah Hill is making a request to his followers. The 37-year-old actor took to Instagram Wednesday to kindly ask his fans to keep their comments on his body, good or bad, to themselves.

"I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body ❤️ good or bad," The Wolf of Wall Street actor shared. "I want to politely let you know its not helpful and doesnt feel good. Much respect."

Hills post was met with plenty of love in the comments, with celebs like SZA, Saturday Night Lives Aidy Bryant and more advocating for the actor to make his wishes about how he wants his body to be discussed known.

Hills fans had their own messages of support to share as well, with one user writing, "So much respect for you writing this Jonah. Nobody has any right to comment on your body, it is sacred to you and lets focus on your absolutely incredible acting and projects that you are doing constantly"

This isnt the first time Hill has spoken about his body and the insecurities hes faced throughout his life. In February, Hill took to Instagram to share that after years of being insecure about his body, he "finally" loves and accepts himself.

"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 wrote alongside a screenshot of a Daily Mail article with photos of him surfing and shirtless. "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 admitted. "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 kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool."

Hill has previously spoken about his lifelong struggle with weight and self-acceptance. In a 2018 interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show, he read the manifesto from a magazine he created called Inner Children, which focused on self-love.

"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. And its only in the last four years writing and directing my movie, Mid90s, that Ive started to understand how much that hurt and got into my head," he read the passage at the start of the magazine. "I really believe everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that theyre ashamed of. For me, its that 14-year-old overweight and unattractive kid who felt ugly to the world, who listened to hip-hop and who wanted so badly to be accepted by this community of skaters."

While talking with DeGeneres he added, "It took a long time, honestly until right now, for me to come out as sort of the person, the artist, mind, what I represent, how I feel, how Id like to be spoken to, how I speak to the world in a way that actually represents who I am as a person as opposed to me trying to be something else that Im not."

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