Jonah Hill, an Oscar-nominated actor, wants the world to know that his body is not a topic of conversation.
The 37-year-old actor, who is best known for his comic roles in films such as “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Superbad,” went to his verified Instagram profile on Wednesday to warn followers that reading comments about his physique “doesn’t feel good.”
“I appreciate your good intentions, but I respectfully request that you refrain from making comments about my physique,” he said to his 3.1 million followers. “Whether it’s nice or terrible, I want to respectfully inform you that it’s not useful or feels good. Much esteem.”
Hill has previously written about his experiences with body shame, and his new article elicited an outpouring of sympathy from fellow celebs and fans, with many praising him for attempting to establish limits.
Beanie Feldstein, Hill’s sister, commended her sibling for the post, sending applauding emojis.
SZA, the singer, responded: “I adore you. Many thanks!!”
Hill’s public plea comes months after the Hollywood A-lister revealed in an Instagram post that he was finally discovering self-acceptance in his mid-30s.
In February, he posted a photo of a Daily Mail piece depicting him changing out of his wetsuit during a surf session in Malibu, California.
“I don’t believe I ever removed my shirt in a pool until I was in my mid-30s, and that was in front of family and friends,” he wrote at the time.
“Probably sooner if my early anxieties hadn’t been amplified by years of public mocking of my physique by the press and interviewers.”
He went on to say: “Thus, the concept that the media is attempting to manipulate me by following me while surfing and publicizing photographs like these is awesome. I’m 37 years old and have finally learned to love and accept myself.”
Hill debuted a new tattoo in August honoring his commitment to body acceptance and self-love.
The fresh ink on his back says “Body Love” and has a design that resembles the emblem for Body Glove, a company that manufactures water sports clothing.