Jonah Hill Asks Fans to Stop Commenting on His Body, ‘It’s Not Helpful and Doesn’t Feel Good’

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  • Jonah Hill has asked fans to stop commenting on his body.

  • “Good or bad,” the actor wrote on Instagram, “I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good.”

  • Hill, 37, previously opened up about insecurities surrounding his body in February.

Jonah Hill is standing up to comments about his body—both well-intentioned and cruel. In his latest Instagram post, the Superbad star let 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.”

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.)

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 in both of those communities is like having a scarlet letter on you. You are a target for abuse.”

Hill’s weight has long been scrutinized by fans and news outlets alike. Now, he’s done watching people discuss his body in front of his eyes—and friends and supporters couldn’t be happier. “Absolutely Love you. Thank you !! ❤️,” wrote musician SZA. Fellow actress-comedian Aidy Bryant simply commented “✅.” And actress Beanie Feldstein (who is also Hill’s sister) said, “THATS 👏 MY 👏 BROTHER 👏.”

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.

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’ post,” 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!

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