Jonah Hill

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


I agree with Jonah, it doesn’t feel good.

The appearance of one’s body is not news. It is gossip and gossip is never done with good Intentions. Gossip's only function is to stroke the ego of the gossiper. Is it necessary to hate on others because of their body shape? Is it necessary to air opinions about it? If you are someone who struggles with weight, it seems you are destined to be openly criticized for it. 

Have you been walking around thinking your struggle was private? Wrong. Your body is offensive and as such you must be told.

I was once told by someone who I thought was my friend. “If you ate like me, you wouldn’t be fat.”

Let us dissect this comment:

  • in her mind is she alone responsible for her weight? Does she assume she eats better and less then I? how would she know? we work together but do not lunch together. She heads outside to smoke.
  • When asked why she feels it is necessary to comment on my body shape her answer was simply. “It is the first thing I notice about you so if that is what you present…

I find this frustrating. How should I react? I think to myself the first thing I notice about her is skin which is saggy and loose like a shar pei. By her rational I would be right to comment on her bodies lack of elasticity. Should I reply with if you lived your life like me you would have less wrinkles? How about her bad breath? Should I reply with If you had my good hygiene your breath wouldn’t smell so bad? How about her grating voice? Should I mention that if she had quit smoking her voice wouldn’t sound like that?

I don’t do or say any of these things. Yes, it would be rude to do so but moreover it would show prejudice and intolerance. So, I took it.  without defense, I stood there and absorbed the hate. How many times do you think I have done that? (maybe that is why I am fat?)

 Is it reasonable to become offended by another’s body shape? I feel for the celebrities like Jonah, not because we have anything outside this in common, because he is trying to point out that being bombarded with body shaming or body approval is taxing. His body decisions are his own. Some might comment he should suck it up and not care what others say. How about the others suck it up and keep their opinions to themselves. How about those who blurt out unessasry comments restrain the need to share every prejudice that crosses their mind? Wouldn't that be something. 

You might still have an opinion about my body, but if you don't tell me, I will never know. If everyone who has ever complianed: The passive agressive comment like "I only mention it because I am concerened for you" (bullshit). The straight out "Why are you so fat?" and the one that irritates me the most "you look great, you must have lost wieght." (no I didnt. I just wore spanx)  can't I just look nice, period?

If I was unaware that you didn't like me, I might actually like myself. 

As for Jonah Hill,I like watching him on the screen. I know he is a good actor and have delighted it the entertainment of many of his roles. Who he is and what he does in his private life?...I don’t give a shit.


Submitted: October 14, 2021

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