Your body is no one’s business but your own.
Sadly, the internet remains a wasteland of unsolicited comments, abuse, and harassment — often rooted in fatphobia — about people’s weight and body shape.
Setting a personal boundary amid this, Hollywood actor Jonah Hill posted a message on Instagram on Thursday, asking his followers not to comment on his body.
“I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body — good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect,” he wrote.
“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 told Ellen. “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.”
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Celebrities including Aidy Bryant, SZA, Tess Holliday, and Beanie Feldstein (Hill’s sister) posted comments of support under Hill’s post.
Boundaries! We love to see them!