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Shirtless Jonah Hill Encourages Body Positivity With His New Tattoo — See The Fresh Ink!

Aug. 3 2021, Published 3:36 p.m. ET

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Good vibes only!

Over the years, Jonah Hill's weight has fluctuated. While the transformations were sometimes for a role, he's admitted that the speculation has "hurt" him — but nowadays, the actor is all about body acceptance, regardless of what the scale says.

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On August 1, the Wolf of Wall Street star debuted a tattoo on his right bicep that reads, "BODY LOVE."

The words encircle an image of a hand making the "I love you" sign, and it looked similar to the logo used by apparel company Body Glove.

When his breakout movies like Superbad and Get Him to the Greek debuted, he was heavier, but he brushed off people's comments. However, he's since realized that the constant scrutiny took a toll on him.

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"I became famous in my late teens and then spent most of my young adult life listening to people say that I was fat and gross and unattractive," he stated in 2018 for a piece in his magazine Inner Child. "It’s only in the last four years, writing and directing my movie Mid90s, that I’ve started to understand how much that hurt and got into my head."

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"I really believe everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that they're ashamed of," the War Dogs lead continued. "For me, it's that 14-year-old overweight and unattractive kid who felt ugly to the world, who listened to hop and wanted so badly to be accepted by this community of skaters."

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Earlier this year, Hill hit back at those who were critiquing his looks on social media.

"I don't think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s even in front of family and friends," his message began. "Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren't exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers."

"So the idea that the media tries to play me by stalking me while surfing and printing photos like this and it can't phase [sic] me anymore is dope," he declared. "I'm 37 and finally love and accept myself."

"This isn’t a 'good for me' post . And it’s definitely not a 'feel bad for me post.' It’s for the the kids who don’t take their shirt off at the pool," concluded Hill. "Have fun. You’re wonderful and awesome and perfect. All my love."

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