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Jonah Hill wants people to stop commenting on his body, says ‘it’s not helpful’

Hill's post drew lots of support from fans and fellow celebrities, but a comment from an actress has drawn some backlash. 

Jonah Hill wants people to stop commenting on his body, says ‘it’s not helpful’

Jonah Hill poses during a photocall for the film "Mid 90's" presented in the Panorama section at the 69th Berlinale film festival on February 10, 2019 in Berlin. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Actor Jonah Hill wants people to stop talking about his body, even if they're saying something positive. 

Hill took to Instagram on Wednesday (Oct 13) to say that such comments are “not helpful". 

He wrote: “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.”

His latest post drew lots of support from his followers, including fellow celebrities such as Olivia Munn, with many praising him for setting boundaries.

A comment by actress Sharon Stone, however, has drawn some backlash as she did the one thing Hill requested that people not do.

Stone wrote, "Can i say you look good cuz u do”, and added a fire emoji. One commenter responded to that by saying, “He literally asked you not to”.

The 37-year-old Hill, star of such movies as The Wolf Of Wall Street and 21 Jump Street, has opened up in the past about his struggles with body image.

In February, he wrote a lengthy post on Instagram that was accompanied by a photo of a Daily Mail article that showed two photos of him: One surfing in a wetsuit and another shirtless in a towel.

In the post, Hill shared that he never took his shirt off in a pool even in front of family and friends until he was in his mid-30s. “Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers.”

The actor went on to say that stories like the one ran by the tabloid didn’t faze him anymore and that at 37 years old, he finally loved and accepted himself.

Source: CNA/sr