Jonah Hill has taken to his Instagram to beg people to stop talking about his body, even if they mean well.
“I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body, good or bad,” he said in a message posted to Instagram on Wednesday. “I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”
And this came not long after Us magazine published an article titled, Jonah Hill Shows Off Dramatic Weight Loss: See the Before and After Pictures. The article chronicled his weight loss journey, which began back in 2011.
During a 2018 appearance on The Ellen Show, Hill spoke about his struggle with body image since he was a child, adding that the unkind comments he got stayed with him into adulthood.
“I think everybody has a version of themselves ― I call it a snapshot ― at some point in life, trying to hide from the world,” he said. “Even if you get success or grow up or become good-looking or whatever … you kind of carry some part of that with you. For me, it’s definitely being like this 14-year-old kid, being overweight, wanting to fit in with these skaters and hip-hop kids, and just feeling lonely and maybe not understanding my own worth.”
Now, he wants people to stop talking about his body. See his post: