18 Times Male Actors Called Out The Body Standards In Hollywood

Being handsome is not a job requirement, but it certainly helps, especially in Hollywood, where actors are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
But that doesn't mean that all actors are comfortable being solely acknowledged for their beauty. In fact, with equality being more important to the industry, male actors are speaking out about being objectified.
Apparently, the uncomfortable pressure of being objectified is a common issue for both male and female actors. Just as much as female actors dislike people making comments about some of their body parts, so do male actors.
Due to toxic masculinity and double standards, most people considered compliments for the male actors. But not anymore, more male actors are speaking out against being considered objectified. Here are 18 cases where they have loudly spoken out.

#1 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was told a few years into his acting career that he needed to lose weight, change his eating habits, and cut back on his gym time to "separate" himself from the world of professional wrestling. He chose to stay true to himself and "see what happens."

#2 Jonah Hill

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Jonah Hill politely requested that fans refrain from "commenting on my body" because "it's not helpful and doesn't feel good."

#3 Channing Tatum

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When Kelly Clarkson showed Channing Tatum a shirtless photo of himself from Magic Mike XXL, he said, "That might be why I didn't want to do a third one, because I have to look like that." The reason: The regime to stay in shape is brutal.

#4 Richard Madden

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"We're projecting a very unrealistic body image," says Richard Madden, who refuses to film "gratuitous nudity" scenes.

#5 50 Cent

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After 50 Cent's surprise appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show, many viewers took to social media to make disparaging remarks about his body. In response to a New York Post article alleging that he was using "fat-shaming" attention to promote his new merchandise, the rapper stated, "Fat shaming only applies when you're ashamed of your fat."

#6 Ty Pennington

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Ty Pennington responded to body-shaming on Instagram by saying, "No, I don't have a six-pack anymore or a luscious head of hair...but what I do have is wisdom, empathy, life lessons, and at 57 years old, I've TRULY never been happier!"

#7 Wentworth Miller

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When LADbible turned photos of him into a body-shaming meme, Wentworth Miller took advantage of the opportunity to discuss his mental health, saying, "In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking for relief/comfort/distraction everywhere. And then I thought about food... And I gained weight. That's a big f---ing deal."

#8 John Boyega

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John Boyega's production company wants to make films that include people of all body types because "why do leads always have to be muscular and ripped?"
He told Hypebeast, "It's about rebranding how we are fed a false narrative of perfection".

#9 Jacob Batalon

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Jacob Batalon stated that he was unable to exercise because he was cast as "not a leading man type."

#10 Simu Liu

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Simu Liu was harassed by online trolls after he was cast as the lead in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, who "left Chinese comments on my, 'Your face looks like a dog's anus, you don't deserve this role.'" However, by focusing on distancing his self-worth from his perceived attractiveness, he "likely became the most self-assured and self-confident version of myself."

#11 Kumail Nanjiani

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"To hear a bunch of people reaffirming my own darkest thoughts about myself was very difficult," Kumail Nanjiani said of the critical feedback he received after undergoing a physical transformation to play Kingo in Eternals.

#12 Jacob Elordi

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According to Jacob Elordi, he is hyperaware of how his body is perceived because "you quickly learn that what people take away from those movies are your stature and your figure."

#13 Charlie Puth

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After being body-shamed for leaving the gym shirtless in a paparazzi photo that went viral, Charlie Puth expressed his disdain for body shaming via a tweet, "Just a very quick reminder that it's not cool to body shame anyone."

#14 Ben James

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Ben James, a model, and TikTok star stated his objections to size-ism: "If we take a larger-framed man and put him in this 'plus size' category, that is detrimental in and of itself."

#15 Jason Momoa

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After Jason Momoa was body-shamed for not having abs, TMZ asked him if the comments bothered him. He responded, "Absolutely not... I'll show you my dad's bod soon, TMZ."

#16 Grant Gustin

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Grant Gustin responded to criticism that he appeared "too thin" in a leaked photo of his new The Flash costume, saying that body-shaming "pisses me off" because "I've had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin."

#17 Matt McGorry

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Matt McGorry, who struggled with body image after giving up bodybuilding competitions, stated, "Those same thoughts crossed my mind again when I had my first shirtless scene in Orange Is the New Black. I went on an unhealthy crash diet. And now that I think about it, that's really sad."

#18 Justin Baldoni

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In a TED Talk, Justin Baldoni discussed his experience with body dysmorphia, saying that filming shirtless scenes became a struggle because people can't see past his appearance.
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