Human Body

Times Actors Shut Down Comments About Their Bodies 

Jonathan H. Kantor
Updated July 23, 2019 903 votes 276 voters 18.6k views 24 items

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Body shaming has long been a problem for celebrities, but they don't always let it slide. Gone are the days when an actor or actress had to sit with a smile while someone made a comment about the way they looked, and social media may have a lot to do with that. Interviewers that ask inappropriate questions are getting called out with increasing regularity, as are the online trolls that post crass, anonymous remarks.

Female celebs often face such criticism about their weight or appearance, but men aren't immune to inane questions and comments. Many of these famous faces were happy to turn the other cheek, while others used the moment to celebrate their bodies and invited others to do the same.

Gabourey Sidibe is an Academy Award-nominated actress, but her body has been a target for bullies throughout her career. She commented on it in a rather funny way via Twitter:


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Jonah Hill began his career as a heavier actor, but over the years he improved his health and lost a significant amount of weight. Despite this, he gets asked inane questions about his body fairly often, and he has no interest in responding to them. 

In an interview back in 2014, he was asked if he was still perceived as the "fat guy" in Hollywood even after losing weight. His response was biting: "Do you have any other questions, that are smart?"

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In an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Carrie Fisher was asked if she was ever pushed to physically transform herself in order to play Princess Leia. Fisher responded with an apt turn of phrase:

They want to hire part of me, not all of me. They want three-fourths and so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can't be with me.

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Lady Gaga has put up with people talking about her appearance since long before she was famous, but now that she has the spotlight, she's using it to her advantage. The artist has never been one to shy away from speaking her mind, which is exactly what she did after she was body shamed following her Super Bowl Halftime Show:

I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, "I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too." No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, Gaga.

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