Sunday, June 25, 2017
11 Male Stars Who’ve Been Body Shamed, From Vin Diesel to Leonardo DiCaprio (Photos)
The “Hunger Games” star says that he feels pressure to be thin and fit just like his female colleagues. “I get really worked up to the point where I spend hours and hours in the gym and not eating for weeks to achieve what I think they’re going for,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Morning Herald.
The “Stranger Things” star recently recalled an audition for the role of “The Blob” in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” in which the director said he was “worried about his health” after he jokingly lifted up his shirt.
“I was like, ‘Wait a minute, dude, pause for one second,’” he added. “‘You are telling me I’m too fat to play The Blob? That’s awesome, I have to get the f– back to New York.’ That’s my audition — so I didn’t get The Blob,” he said.
Usually known for his muscular physique, even Diesel has experienced body shaming. In 2015, photos surfaced showing his stomach and people online went into a frenzy.
“I don’t care, really. I’m not trying to be in super shape all of the time. I’m trying to master my craft of making films,” the actor said on an episode of “Good Morning America.”
The singer told his social media followers that he had been body-shamed by a female fan, who didn’t realize he was within earshot. “She said I look like I have cancer,” wrote Carter, who was playing a concert in Syracuse, New York at the time.
“I’m not ashamed of my body, maybe I’m too skinny, maybe I’m too short but the one thing I know is I love my fans my family my girlfriend and my friends,” Carter wrote. “I’m #NotPerfect you never know what someone is going through. We are not immortal. #embracelove.”
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