Jonah Hill said that after years of “public teasing” about his body, he finally loves and accepts himself.
The 37-year-old actor posted a screenshot of a Daily Mail story on Friday, which included shots of the actor shirtless after going surfing in Malibu.
“I don’t think I would ever take my shirt off in a pool until I was 30, even in front of family and friends,” he captioned the photos. “It probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities hadn’t been exacerbated by years of public teasing about my body by the press and interviewers.”
He added that the media “stalking” him and printing photos of him no longer delete him at all.
“I am 37 years old and I finally love and accept myself,” he continued. “This is not a ‘good for me’ post. And it’s definitely not a ‘I feel bad for myself’ post. It is for children who do not remove their shirts in the pool. Have fun. You are wonderful, amazing and perfect. All my Love.”
“You are the best in the world, I love you,” Hill’s sister, Beanie Feldstein, commented in the publication.
Justin Timberlake also commented on the post: “You are a G !!! And my spirit animal! I love you brother!”
The “Wolf of Wall Street” actor previously opened up about body image and fashion in an interview with GQ last year.
“I always had an interest in personal style and fashion, but I was always a bigger guy,” he told the magazine. “It is very difficult when you are overweight to dress in a certain way, because clothes are not made for overweight people to have style. So, I think it surprises people. “
Hill became an unexpected style icon in 2018 when he began sporting streetwear brands. In 2020 he confirmed that he was collaborating on a project with Adidas.
Meanwhile, Hill, who has been seen surfing many times during the course of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, broke off his engagement to his fiancee Gianna Santos in October 2020. The split was reported at the time to be amicable.