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5 Actors Who Opened Up About Body Shaming and Hollywood’s Unrealistic Body Standards

"Why do leads always have to be muscular and ripped?"

1. Dwayne Johnson

A few years into his career as an actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was told that he should lose weight, change his eating habits, and reduce his time at the gym in order to “separate” himself from the world of professional wrestling. However, he decided to stay true to himself and “see what happens.”

He told Vanity Fair, “I think in that authenticity moment…a funny thing happened in the world of professional wrestling, and a funny thing happened in the world of Hollywood. Both industries conformed to my authenticity and allowed me to be me.”

2. John Boyega

With his production company, John Boyega wants to create films that are inclusive of people of different body types because “why do leads always have to be muscular and ripped?”

He told Hypebeast, “It’s about rebranding the way in which we are fed a false narrative of perfection.”

3. Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill kindly asked fans not to “comment on my body” because “it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good.”

On Instagram, he said, “I know you mean well…Much respect.”

4. Jason Momoa

After Jason Momoa was body-shamed for not having abs, TMZ asked him if he was hurt by the comments. He replied, “Not at all…Tell TMZ I’ll show you my dad bod soon.”

5 – Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi said that he’s hyperaware of the way his body is perceived because “you learn quickly that what people take away from those movies is your stature and your figure.”

He told Men’s Health, “You have all sorts of aged people around the world only talking about what you look like. … I don’t think it’s really a conversation that people have in regards to men.”

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