The actor was criticized for being less toned than he appeared on-screen in "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" and Twitter is not having it!
Jason Momoa's rabid fanbase got all riled up Wednesday night after vacation photos of the "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" star saw him getting bodyshamed for his physique, getting his name trending on Twitter as they proved they've got his back ... and front and all the rest!
The actor, who has gained much of his recent fame for playing powerful and, admittedly, ripped heroes, was photographed shirtless while spending some down time with his family a week ago in Europe, following Lisa Bonet's daughter Zoe Kravitz' wedding.
After Us Magazine shared the photos to their Facebook page, some of the comments included things like "Lmao he went from aquaman to dad bod faster then thanos snap!" and "his middle is looking a little doughy! Just sayin" and "someone needs to start lifting again..."
He was accused multiple times of now sporting what's become known as a "dad bod."
Sure, it's not the superhero physique he sported for "Aquaman," but come on! Don't people realize how much time actors and actresses spend in the gym and dieting to hone and tone their physique for those kinds of roles? That's not a realistic body type any more than the unrealistic bodies of women that have dominated media and advertisement for decades.
And while people seem to (too) slowly be getting on board the idea that it's not okay to body-shame women, that goes for men as well. Unrealistic expectations are just that, and no one should be held to those standards in their daily lives.
On top of that, can we just look at what they're shaming Momoa for here? He is still in incredible shape, with almost no discernible body fat. And he's certainly in better shape than the average Joe.
It can also lead to body image and self-confidence issues, eating disorders and depression. And we're not talking about Momoa here, necessarily, but his fans and other young men who might look up to him. They might see those comments, internalizing that even that physique is seen as some kind of attractiveness failure, and grow to hate their own bodies.
Jason Momoa is fine. He looks fine and more importantly, he looks healthy and happy. If you don't want to hear it from us, well his fans have plenty to say about it on social media:
Apparently Jason Momoa is getting body shamed and it really pisses me off. Women aren't the only ones that have issues with their body image, it happens to men too and this is why. All of this body shaming needs to stop
Jason Momoa, thank you for this. You have shown how bodies of people, even people who work out so much, can look like unflexed. Busting the if you workout you have to look shredded and the shittiest"you workout? Your don't look like you do!" question. Thank you. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qlUqFcxmMk
Jason Momoa being fat shamed for having a less than totally ripped but still plenty fit body is exactly WHY we need more stuff like "Fat Thor" and good rep for people who don't have a totally unrealistic God Bod.
Our expectations of how people should look are absolute shit.
In honor of Jason Momoa, one of the most beautiful and talented men on Earth, getting body shamed I would just like to remind you that physicality does not always determine an individual and, in any case, he's still the most attractive man I've ever seen. So leave him alone. pic.twitter.com/BNPSjH17jq