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Jonah Hill is done with body shamers getting in the way of his self-esteem.
On Friday the Very bad The actor reported on his journey to self-acceptance in an open post on Instagram. The star posted a screenshot of a recent Daily Mail article showing photos of him surfing in a wetsuit and drying off shirtless.
On his Instagram post, 37-year-old Hill stated that his entire life has been struggling with body image issues, compounded by his rise to fame.
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“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. It probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities hadn’t been exacerbated by years of public ridicule of mine Bodies of the press and interviewers, “he began the long caption.
“The idea that the media is trying to play me by chasing me while they surf and printing photos like this cannot be phased out [sic] I am more dope. I’m 37 and I’m finally loving and accepting myself, “continued Hill.
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The 21 Jump Street star stated that his Instagram is neither a “good for me” post, nor a “feel bad for me” post.
Hill added, “It’s for the kids who don’t take off their shirt by the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and great and perfect. All my love.”
“Oh and Daily Mail, even you can’t take that smile off my face;)” he concluded his caption.
The actor has been commended by many of his famous friends for sharing the vulnerable post.
“You are a G !!! And my spirit animal! I love you, brother!” Justin Timberlake wrote while Andy Cohen responded with a praise hands emoji.
Beanie Feldstein, Hill’s younger sister, added, “You’re the best in the world, I love you.”
“When I take off my shirt on the beach, I look like I’m still wearing a shirt or sweater. Now I’ll show it off with pride!” wrote Judd Apatow.
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Hill previously spoke to about his struggles with body image in an interview with GQ regarding its partnership with Adidas.
“The biggest change in my personal style was that I was always interested in personal style and fashion, but I was always a bigger guy,” he said. “It’s really hard when you’re overweight to dress a certain way because clothes aren’t made for overweight people to have style.”
“So, I think it surprises people,” he told the point of sale. “Even now I’m going to overhear someone talking about my place in the fashion world or whatever, and people say, ‘That guy? The sloppy guy out Very bad? ‘””