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Jonah Hill had perfect response after ‘years of public mockery’ over his body

Jonah Hill had perfect response after ‘years of public mockery’ over his body

A few years back, he had a particularly iconic response to press photos of him surfing topless

Jonah Hill once had the perfect response after being subjected to ‘years of public mockery’ regarding his weight.

Hill has long been candid about his body and has previously called out the fashion industry for excluding people it deems ‘overweight’.

Just last month, we shared a throwback to his brilliant reaction to a journalist asking if he's still 'the fat guy in Hollywood' after losing weight - making it very clear he wouldn't be answering the question, which came in a 2011 interview while promoting Moneyball.

Considering the journalist's comment for a moment, he decided to ignore and move on, though not without roasting the reporter as he did so, asking if they had anything else to ask that was 'smart'.

Jonah Hill.
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A few years back, Hill also had a particularly iconic response to press photos of him surfing topless, having taken to Instagram to rant about how he probably would have been more comfortable with is body sooner if his insecurities were not ‘exacerbated’ by the press.

The actor also said he had finally learnt how to 'accept' himself, while sharing an inspirational message to any other kids out there who struggled with their own body confidence.

Sharing a screenshot of an article, he wrote: "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. 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."

Hill had an iconic response to press photos of him surfing topless.
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Hill continued: "I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself. This isn’t a 'good for me' post . And it’s definitely not a 'feel bad for me post'. It’s for the the kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool. Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect."

Several celebrities went on to applaud Hill for the post, including his sister and fellow actor Beanie Feldstein, who wrote: "You’re the best in the world I love you."

Singer Justin Timberlake also commented: "You are a G!!! And my spirit animal! Love you, bro!"

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Topics: Celebrity, Jonah Hill