Jonah Hill asks fans to focus on her job rather than her looks.
The “Superbad” and “Wolf of Wall Street” actor on Wednesday posted a brief note on his Instagram page explaining that comments about his appearance are “not helpful,” regardless of intent.
“I know you are thinking well, but I ask you not to comment on my body,” he wrote. “Good or bad, I want to politely let you know that this is not helpful and does not feel good.” Great respect. ”
As of Thursday afternoon, the post had received more than 500,000 likes. And many of Hill’s famous friends, including Aidy Bryant and Olivia Munn, have made supporting comments.
“Protect this man at all costs,” wrote Chief Joshua Weissman. “Anyone with something to say can eat unseasoned overcooked steak. “
Singer SZA added: “I absolutely love you. Thank you !!”
Hill has made multiple efforts to promote acceptance of the body over the past few months. In February, he posted a screenshot of a Daily Mail article that showed him removing a wetsuit after a day of surfing in Malibu, Calif.
“I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a swimming pool until I hit my mid-thirties, even in front of my family and friends,” the actor wrote on Instagram at the time. “It probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities hadn’t been exacerbated by years of public mockery on my body by the press and interviewers. So the idea that the media is trying to play me by stalking me while surfing and printing photos like this and they can’t tune me in anymore is drugs.
And in August, he unveiled a new tattoo inspired by the logo of sports brand Body Glove and featuring the words “Body Love” on his shoulder.