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Times Actors Shut Down Comments About Their Bodies

Updated July 23, 2019 1.6k votes 393 voters 20.2k views24 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.

  • Women are criticized for their weight whether it's considered above or below average, and Sarah Hyland has been dealing with accusations of anorexia for years. That's why she took to Twitter to explain exactly how healthy and proud she is:


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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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