It is a well-established fact that the culture in general is obsessively critical of women’s bodies, but also men’s. In fact, the idealized standard of the male form rarely reflects the body of the average man. However, not many men talk about it, as it is less socially acceptable than when a woman does.
Unfortunately, the celebrities below have been criticized for unrealistic beauty standards, and some of them have spoken out and been honest about it.
1. Leonard DiCaprio
When our favorite teenage heartthrob went on vacation in 2014, he was showered with criticism for being overweight and merciless for not sporting a six-pack.
the actor of Prison Break She spoke out against beauty standards in 2016, noting that her weight gain was a reflection of the depression she suffered in 2010.
In 2010, at the lowest point of my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/consolation/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs, alcohol, sex. But eating became the only thing he could do.
Broadcaster Howard Stern mocked the Grammy and Oscar winner on his radio show in 2015, with insults delivered as a compliment.
You know what I love about that guy? He is an ugly son of a f*t*. He is fat. And I love him.
4. Vin Diesel
Known for his muscular physique, even Diesel has experienced criticism for his body. In 2015, photos showing his stomach surfaced and netizens completely freaked out.
I really do not care. I’m not trying to be in great shape all the time. I’m trying to master my craft of making movies.
– Vin Diesel for ‘Good Morning America’
5. Robert Kardashian
The only man of the Kardashian clan has dealt with criticism for his physique for years. He was diagnosed with diabetes and has been open about his depression. In a season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians He talked about his intentions to eat healthier and exercise more.
6. Aaron Carter
In 2017, Aaron Carter told his social media followers that a fan she had criticized him for his body at a concert in Syracuse, New York. Apparently, the girl did not realize that the singer could hear her when she said “she looked like she had cancer”.
I’m not ashamed of my body, maybe I’m too skinny, maybe I’m too short, but all I know is that I love my fans, my family, my girlfriend and my friends.
7. David Harbor
In 2017, the star of stranger things told TheWrap about auditioning for the role of The Blob on X-Men Origins: Wolverinein which the director said he was “concerned about his health” after he jokingly lifted his shirt.
I was like ‘Wait a minute, man, pause for a second. Are you telling me I’m too fat to play The Blob? That is incredible’. That was my audition and I didn’t get the part of The Blob.
8. Sam Claflin
In 2017, the star of The Hunger Games confessed in an interview for The Sunday Morning Herald that he felt pressured to be slim and fit like his female colleagues.
I am really worked up to the point where I spend hours and hours in the gym and not eat for weeks to achieve what I think they are looking for.
9. Grant Gustin
In an Instagram post in August 2018, the star of Flash Y glee responded to critics who said he looked “too skinny.”
For over 20 years I have been told that I was too thin. I have had my own journey of acceptance. But there’s a double standard where it’s okay to talk sh*t about a body type. I’m happy with my body and who I am and other guys who are like me and skinnier than me should be able to feel the same way.
10. Ben Affleck
After an article from new yorker of 2018 called The great sadness of Ben Affleck compared him to donut lover Homer Simpson and described paparazzi photos for his “swollen abdomen,” Jennifer Lopez’s partner tweeted a rather witty response.
I’m fine. Thick skin reinforced by striking tattoos.
Comedy star Jonah Hill has recently lost weight, but he wasn’t immune to criticism for his body. In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018, Hill stated that throughout his career he has been teased for being overweight.
12. Jason Momoa
In July 2019, a group of hostile Twitter users mocked the star of Aquaman telling him that he had a “gentleman’s body” for not showing off his defined abdomen in a shirtless photo by a pool while on vacation in Venice. TMZ asked him if the comments hurt him, and the actor responded in a humorous way.
Not at all… Tell TMZ that I’ll soon show him my body as a man.
13. Richard Madden
In 2019, the actor from game of Thrones declared in an interview for the magazine fashion who refuses to film “gratuitous nudity” scenes because she feels it projects a very unrealistic body image.
I’ve done numerous jobs where they tell you to lose weight and go to the gym. I find myself with actor friends, after barely eating, working out twice a day and going carb-free, looking at each other and saying, ‘We’re just promoting the same sh*t we oppose.’
14. Jacob Elordi
the star of euphoria told the magazine Men’s Health that he is very aware of how he and his body are perceived and that the emphasis on his appearance could distort his self-perception.
You quickly learn that what people take away from those movies is your height and your figure. It’s a slippery slope to put all your value on the vanity of how your body looks. Your body will deteriorate.
15. Matt McGorry
the star of Orange is the New Black he faced criticism after quitting bodybuilding competitions. In 2016, she spoke to TODAY about why men are often unwilling to talk about body image issues, as well as sharing her own personal struggle.
When I appeared in my first shirtless scene in ‘Orange is the New Black,’ those same ideas resurfaced in my mind. I went on an unhealthy crash diet. And now, looking back, I think it was a really sad thing.
16. 50 Cent
After the surprise appearance of 50 Cent during the Show half time of superbowl In 2022, thousands of viewers posted derogatory comments on social media about the rapper’s body. In response to an article from new york postwhich claimed that 50 Cent was using the attention he got because he was “ridiculed for being overweight” to promote his new production, the interpreter of In da Club He shared a screenshot of the headline on Instagram in which he said, “Overweight ridicule only works when you’re ashamed of it.”
I call this getting pissed off. They’re just bugging me because they know I can lose weight. That’s why I laugh with them.