Jonah Hill shows his weight gain on the set of ‘Arms and the Dude’

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Here are some new photos of Jonah Hill and Miles Teller on the Burbank set of Arms and the Dude, their film based on the true story of two kids in Miami who gamed the Department of Defense and became two of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Go here to see the Rolling Stone story, complete with photos of the two real guys, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz. Jonah is playing Efraim, who in real life was kind of gangly, attractive, somewhat buff guy. My point? Jonah didn’t “need” to gain weight for this role. But OMG.

I have no interest in making “fat jokes” about Jonah, mostly because I feel bad for him. But if you really need that, Page Six labeled these photos “The Whale of Wall Street.” Cheap shot. I imagine other blogs and media outlets have been doing punny, offensive headlines too. It’s a careful line between concern-trolling him and body-shaming him, but I tend to think it’s worth pointing out that this seems to be the heaviest he’s ever been. When a celebrity woman gains a few pounds, everyone points it out too, you know?

Several years ago, Jonah really made an effort to slim down – that was back in 2011-ish. He stuck with it for a while – I think he was doing a variation of Atkins, because he did say that he had been eating a lot of meat on his diet. Which just goes to show you that a lot of the fad diets only work for a short time and as soon as you go off the diet, you gain all the weight back (and then some, in Jonah’s case).

You know what’s interesting though? Jonah is still an in-demand actor and a powerhouse producer. He and Channing Tatum are confirmed for 23 Jump Street (a franchise which Jonah produces) and this film, Arms and the Dudes, sounds really good and interesting. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jonah ended up getting his THIRD Oscar nomination in the next few years too.

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  1. joy says:

    People can bunch their panties at me and scream that I’m a fat shamer but this IS NOT HEALTHY. And spare me the oh you can’t tell health by looking and oh I’m fat and my doctor says I’m fine. That fat is a time bomb. It will go off eventually. He is morbidly obese and I hope he finds help soon.

    • Chichi says:

      Well, they can scream at me too because In my opinion this is not only not healthy, its unattractive. We were never intended for this.

      Also, lucky he is a man and still getting work.

      • me three says:

        So true as far as if he was a woman who had gained weight. She’d be out of luck. Double standard for women.

    • Michelle says:

      @joy I fully agree. Getting pretty tired of the term “fat shaming” anyway, since it goes against not only logic, but also science which has proven that carrying around a lot of body fat leads to problems down the road inevitably. I do feel bad for Jonah though because this seems to be something he struggles with. I’ve read that yo-yo weight gain can be even more dangerous than just being overweight. As you said, I hope he finds help soon as well.

      • Tracy says:

        Yeah, no one suggests it’s healthy. The discussion is really about whether it’s any of our business to be clucking about it. (My guess is he’s aware he’s over weight and wishes he wasn’t.)

      • joy says:

        There are legions of people who think he’s healthy, and claim there’s zero evidence that proves any illness is related to obesity in any way. Mass delusion.

      • denisemich says:

        @ joy, i don’t think anyone thinks he is healthy. That australian star is trying to claim she is healthy but that isn’t possible either. Once you exceed 250lbs there is very little evidence you are healthy. The biggest problem for Jonah is the speed at which he loses and gains weight. It really can’t be good for his health.

        Also, I doubt this gain is just food. I think it is a combination of food + alcohol+ lack of exercise

        On another note, just because you are thin doesn’t mean you are healthy.
        A lot of thin people get there and stay there through eating disorders and I mean GP=Goop.

      • Hannah says:

        There’s a big difference between thinking being overweight is unhealthy and fat shaming, which is just undoubtedly a sh*tty thing to do. I don’t think any of the above posts were fat shaming.

      • anon33 says:

        denismich, I get what you’re saying, because it seems logical, but I have had tons of experience with people making those types of comments about people just as big as Jonah or bigger. For example, my sister-who isn’t overweight and is otherwise intelligent, with a degree-is ALWAYS trying to tell me that “fat doesn’t equal unhealthy”, and will use people this size or larger as her examples. Those comments are real.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        You can’t just pick a number, like 250 pounds, and say this is an unhealthy weight. Your individual ideal weight depends on you and it can easily exceed 250 and be healthy. That being said, Jonah is obviously unhealthy in these photos regardless of what a scale says one way or the other. Elimination diets do not work, the low carb/no carb fad diet is not healthful or sustainable. Jonah is not the first one to gain all the weight back and then some, fad diets never work.

      • Kitten says:

        “A lot of thin people get there and stay there through eating disorders ”

        No, most thin people are thin because of either genetics or healthy eating and consistent exercise.

        Hill probably knows he’s overweight and unhealthy but it’s his body, and his business.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I agree. All we need do is look at Chris Farley, John Candy, John Belushi, etc. They all died of heart attacks. Farley and Belushi were known to use drugs, but it was still their weight that did them in and frankly, I think it was the weight that pushed them to do drugs. None of them were happy being big, even though they tried to laugh with everybody about it. Jonah is on his way to a heart attack or a stroke. I hope he gets healthy and sticks to it.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      The yoyo-ing of weight is terrible. Probably more unhealthy than being somewhat overweight. This degree overweight, though? Horrible

      • doofus says:

        yup, look at what happened to Tom Hanks. didn’t he say he developed Diabetes from doing the up/down thing too often?

        In any case, I saw these pics yesterday and all I could say was “Holy hell!!” he looks very unhealthy, to the point that it seems he has trouble just getting around. quite a change from the slimmer Hill we saw a while back. like, he’s bigger than he was before he lost the weight.

      • Dani2 says:

        The yoyo-info of his weight really worries me, there’s no way that isn’t slightly worse than just staying overweight.

      • Lou says:

        My understanding is that yo-yoing is worse for your health that consistently being overweight. He looks awful right now. He looked fine when he was trimmer, and looked fine in the Jump St movies, but this doesn’t suit him. And he suits being a bit roly-poly.

        I mean, it’s his body, but I feel like he might have trouble filming 23 Jump St at this rate. How will he keep up with Channing? is he going to lose a ton of weight again?

        (not saying he needs to look like Channing, just saying that he kept up with him fine in the last two movies. Not sure if he’ll be able to this time.)

    • Kiki04 says:

      Gosh he doesn’t look good. And I don’t even mean looks (he’s never someone I was in to), but he just looks so uncomfortable. I feel bad for the guy – it’s not healthy, and you’ve gotten feel that he knows that. Hopefully he’s doing something about it. He doesn’t need to be Channing Tatum by any means but where he was a year ago would be better for him…….

      • Nikki L. says:

        Yeah it’s miserable, I was that big at one point. He reminds me of Chris Farley right before he died when he got swollen and bloated looking.

    • Wren says:

      Not gonna scream, I agree. I’m tired of people screaming about “fat shaming” when it’s more like, “this person is very unhealthy” and acknowledging that isn’t wrong. Perhaps it’s none of our business, but he’s an actor, selling his appearance and skills to us, not just some dude on the street.

      What I’m REALLY tired of is how fat, unattractive men can apparently have a blossoming career in movies but if an actress is anything less than perfect she’s won’t get any roles, or be relegated to sidekick/comic relief type parts. I bet if there’s a girl in this movie she’ll be slim and beautiful because if she’s not decorative then she’s worthless. Hey, Hollywood, movies are an escape for us women too and I’d like to watch attractive men, not this…….. person.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Totally agree. No way would a woman who looks like this have a career. And don’t think that Melissa McCarthy is anything other than the exception that proves the rule (and even though she is overweight, she is still quite attractive, whereas Jonah, at his best, just isn’t.).

      • mytbean says:

        Also, Melissa McCarthy is a comedian. Name one round actress who’s been in any film that is well known who wasn’t either in the film to make a point about obesity or at one point or most of the time the comedic relief.

        Heavier is fine if there are actual curves – there are a few women in Hollywood who’ve lucked out in that department (giant boobs are a requirement though). But round women, no way will you see them being used in varied roles and definitely not as sex kittens.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        If we’re going to bring up this stuff, how about every aging and decrepit male star getting some hot young thing as his love interest in whatever cheesy movie. If the woman has a younger lover it’s the exception, oh, she’s a cougar! But whatever creepy old has been, oh yeah, he’s got some hot 25 year old all over him. I’m sick of it, it’s like watching grandpa neck with his granddaughters best friend, puke!

    • Franca says:

      Traccy, I agree, someone else’s body, is none of my bussiness.
      And really, repulsive? I would never say that about the way someone looks, no matter how they look.

      But it is also true that if he was a woman he wouldn’t get work in dramas, maybe in comedies, but not in dramas.

      • Charlie says:

        Shaming someone never worked, it could only make matters worse. I’m sure he’s aware he’s fat.
        Fat- acceptance isn’t about declaring that fat people are healthy, but about the fact that they get to exist without having to be ashamed of themselves.

      • mytbean says:

        What irritates me is when other people expect me to take responsibility for their perceptions about what I mean vs. what I ACTUALLY say. Like….people *generally* are not saying “Well! … Jona is a fatty fatterson and should be so ashamed of himself for his condition.” What people are saying is that it’s bad, we can see it’s bad… and that they want him to get help before he kills over on a set from a heart attack traumatizing everyone around him and leaving loved ones behind.

        We say we assume he knows how bad it is but – We all wonder if Mariah Carey has a mirror of wonders that tells her that she looks like a bombshell in that bedazzled sausage dress we saw the other day. We laugh. But the truth is, maybe people are NOT telling them. Maybe they are celebrities surrounded by liars and yes men who think that if they speak the truth then the cash cow (absolutely no pun intended) will walk away.

        General public situations aren’t a lot different. We don’t want to say to our friends, “Hey, you feeling alright lately? You’re looking a little fluffier than usual. You want to go on my walks in the morning with me? Maybe trash talk about celebrities over a bad game of tennis?” Instead we want to avoid it and hope they notice it and do something about it on their own because we don’t want to offend or hurt their feelings or make them feel ashamed. It’s frustrating.

      • Kitten says:

        +1, Charlie.

      • ava7 says:

        @mytbean: Omg +1000 for everything you said. And also I wonder who is telling Christina Aguilera that her hair and make-up look good??? I feel like she needs a “What Not to Wear” intervention.

    • monayandmonet89 says:

      100% agree. this is not healthy or good.

      2 things and i hope i don’t get a massive scolding for saying this:

      1. someone in the comments said, “no one suggests this is healthy” but actually the normalization of obesity in hollywood and much more elsewhere in the country has demonstrated just that. If anyone sees Tess Munster/Holliday’s instagram or Rebel Wilson posts, a lot of praise is heaped upon the women for being beautiful, confident, secure in their skin and while it’s a great thing for people and especially women to not hate their bodies, being too complacent while being 60+ lbs overweight and well into the obese category is dangerous. It also really bothers me when women (like Rebel Wilson) claim they’re healthy ay 270+ lbs. If anything, this is a testament to how youth and a young body really counteracts a lot of damage because the older you get, the less your body copes with all the extra weight (organ, joints, bones, etc.) So to anyone who thinks that obesity isn’t glorified or praised, you guys should check out the fat acceptance movement, body positive and HAES (healthy at every size) schools of thought. It encourages and celebrates obesity and rests on “research” that says weight itself is not determinative or indicative of poor health. They encourage plus sized people to go to doctors that will not suggest weight loss as a solution to common obesity related problems like joint pain, sleep apnea, bad knees, diabetes (type 2). It makes me sad because a lot of people are obese because they were obese children and have just an unhealthy relationship with food but these things are really hard to course correct. But when you factor in women like Rebel or Tess, who claim they’re healthy at their weight and won’t lose weight because they’re fine the way they are, it sends a message to other people as well that instead of persevering to get to a normal weight.

      2. i also have very limited sympathy when people yo-yo with their weight a lot. Before someone gets angry, i’d just like to say that a couple of years ago, I lost 87 lbs and I’ve kept off 82 of those 87 lbs lost. I was diagnosed with a really incidental finding of a congenital heart defect. At the time of the diagnosis, I was about 55 lbs overweight and was told to lose those 55 right away to get into a normal BMI (25 and under) range because it lessens the burden on the heart. Once I got to 55 lbs down, I decided that instead of being on the cusp of the higher end of normal BMI (a range I’d always been in even at my “lightest”), I’d just go ham and drop a total of 87 lbs in order to fall somewhere between 20.3-21.2 on the BMI for my height. It took 15-16 months but there was no fad diet involved, I didn’t cut out anything altogether except for fast food (once every..2-3 months) and I just religiously tracked calories and weighed my food. Ate to fullness everyday, so many veggies, grains, legumes, nuts, lentils, and fruits (cos i’m vegetarian) never starved, never deprived myself entirely of anything (i don’t like soda so never drank that) but I netted at 1230 calories nearly every single day at 5’6″ and a starting weight of 210 while in a JD-PhD program. I just changed my relationship to food and eating entirely. Something clicked in me when I was told to drop all that weight and it was that “you don’t get to being 50+ lbs overweight by eating moderately and knowing your limits. Your dependence on eating has clearly turned into a crutch that’s not just about nourishment and nutrition but about satisfying some other emotional need.” It took me some time to work through it and took about 6 weeks to kick the sweet tooth cravings but it’s doable and you have to really want it.

      And so when Jonah Hill gains all this weight because he did Atkins, then loses the weight and went back to probably eating exactly how he was pre-weight-loss and then gains it all back…like yeah, that’s gonna happen. you got overweight because of a combination of poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle, you know? it’s hard to sympathize with that because the human body cannot break the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Jonah Hill gained weight because he kept consuming way beyond what he needs and the weight is symptomatic of that. So it’s not that a diet doesn’t work (i know plenty of meat eaters who have done and sustained paleo diets and kept diets that are high fat, high protein, little to no carbs) for years and they love it but it’s just got to be a commitment to eating for what your body needs or for weight loss- eat less than your output. that’s it. you cannot gain weight if you eat consistently at a deficit. Fad diets work too; they stop working when the people on the diets lose the willpower to continue committing to a diet that limits high consumption of certain items.

      Is it a little uncomfortable at times, and somewhat restrictive to keep track of? Sure it is. But I’m a firm believer that nothing matters more than your health and the body you have so discipline and willpower are going to have to carry you but you have to want it, Jonah Hill has to want it, as did I.

      Lastly, I really don’t mean to offend anyone. It’s been a long road to get where I am so i’m always supportive and encouraging of people on a similar journey. I just always want people to succeed and not tell themselves that weight is some magical thing that they can’t lose. It’s so discouraging and demoralizing when people give up so I just want to give another perspective on weight loss and keeping it off because I really believe anyone can do it if they want it enough.

      • Fauna says:

        Wow. That’s a long essay. And the thing of it is, no one cares what you think. All those conclusions you’ve come to? People need to come to them on their own. You can bemoan peoples’ lack of self-care all you want, but it’s not gonna change a thing.

        Severe weight issues are almost always a symptom of mental health problems. If someone doesn’t care about themselves they’re not going to care about their bodies. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

      • Izzy says:

        Good for you! I agree that yo-yo dieting is not helpful at all, because I’ve tried it through the years, with no success. I finally changed my eating and exercise habits, and have shed 45 lbs now since late last year. Slow and steady win the race for me, apparently. I’m no longer obese, and my body is responding with better health overall, and less aches.

        Everyone goes through periods in their lives when they are heavier. But obesity is something else entirely. And what I’ve learned myself is, no one can shed that weight and keep it off, until he or she is ready to make the lifestyle changes needed to do so. I looked at every option, including gastric bypass. They’re all TOOLS to help with weight loss, and they ALL require healthier habits.

      • Harv says:

        Fauna, that was rude. I care about what m&m89 has to say, as she talks from experience. Not that I’m an expert, but solving mental issues has always had a behavioral modification component to it and societal pressure helps behavior modification.
        I simply hate the complacency we’re sliding into. In a few short years medical costs for obesity related problems are going to reach $300 billion in the US. Now, that’s a nice figure to contemplate.

      • A~ says:

        Your experience does not equal the experience of the rest of the world.

      • Ella says:

        Thank you for this post, it’s entirely true. The glorification of fat astounds me. There’s nothing healthy about being this way, and I just feel sorry for people who have been lied to about their health and use it as the basis for not making changes in their lives. I’m really grateful to have had people in my life who were honest with me that I had an unhealthy relationship with food and needed to make a change if I wanted to live my life to the fullest. It’s not easy, but it can be done. And I too was baffled at the comment in this post that “fad diets don’t work!”. They don’t work because they need to be a lifestyle change. If you start eating the way you were before you started “dieting”, of course you’re going to go back to looking the way you did.

        And Fauna… Not only was that post really rude, but arguments like yours are what the people without said medical issues use to continue their downward slide. There is no medical condition that causes you to defy the laws of thermodynamics. I really hope that you encourage the people in your life who have said medical conditions to take even better care of their bodies than the average Joe.

      • Easypeasy123 says:

        Rebel isn’t nearly as unhealthy as Tess. Tess is an ugly person on the inside and a liar. I’ve personally witnessed her eating habits and she is full of doodoo about her healthy lifestyle. She also made several comments about my appearance/size I guess because at 6ft and a size 18 im a threat to her? She is not happy with herself and is using fat girls to get rich.

      • bellenola says:

        Feeling good about yourself, having the ability to feel pretty just as you are, I think leads to making better choices. There is a lot of self loathing that comes with being fat in our society and all it has achieved is making us more fat. I just don’t see how loving your body can be a bad thing.

      • nicegirl says:

        Hey!

        I care to hear what monay&monet has to say.

        Please, speak for yourself.

      • monayandmonet89 says:

        @Fauna- no need to be rude and dismissive. I was just giving my perspective so people wouldn’t think I was being harsh without understanding the struggle.

        And yes, I know so much of it is mental. People have to want to be a certain way and be healthy in that aspect and my whole point is that instead of self-medicating with food (which I was 100% guilty of) and eating away my problems–there are tons of other people who are in the same boat. I know from experience that you don’t just wake up obese one day. It’s a gradual process of overconsumption and a total lack of telling yourself to stop overeating and indulging all the time.

        I am in complete favor of people working through the problems they have that cause them to overeat in the same way that I would want a person who has alcoholism or abuses drugs. All forms of overdoing it are dangerous and bad for your health but weight is the worst of the 3 because society seems to accept it and think it’s very taboo to encourage people to lose weight and be healthy and it’s a more veiled danger in that sense.

        @Harv, @nicegirl, @claire, and @Ella- y’all are my people! thanks for understanding where I’m coming from and not asking me to shut up :)

      • FLORC says:

        Fauna
        By “no one cares” you made a mistake. You speak for yourself. As we all do. So, you don’t care and that’s fine.

      • mytbean says:

        Agreed – mostly. But lemme tell ya’ a story.
        I have two dogs, same breed, same size but come from different families (different states actually). Initially I fed them the same diet for the first few years of their lives but then started to notice that one of them (Oscar) was gaining a lot of weight. It’s important to understand too, that they were walked at the same time and played with one another throughout the day so activity was the same as well.

        The vet checked and there were no medical issues. The vet suggested I feed the fatter one less. I did this for a month and saw little difference. So, I took him on twice the distance for walks and this plus change in food amount finally brought him down to normal weight.

        It’s been restated time and again by different dietitians and docs but this was a really revelatory moment for me. Oscar, even though he was the same breed and size would have to walk twice as much and eat half the amount to be a normal weight.

        Could you do that? Could you do TWICE the amount of activity and eat HALF what you eat now? Would you do that? Because for some people, that’s what would be necessary. And I think what is unfair is that those of us who don’t struggle as much don’t recognize that sometimes it really is harder for some people to maintain normal.

      • Ange says:

        Interesting post mytbean and one that really resonates. As I slide towards 35 my birth control, family genetics and various other factors have come into play and to get to the weight I was even 5 years ago I’d have to do exactly what you said: double the exercise with half the food. And for what? So I’m don’t offend the delicate sensibilities of the population?! Eff that. No I’m not obese but if I let myself slide even a little I could easily end up that way, it’s an exhausting prospect. I can only imagine how people who have gone that way must feel when they’re not only uncomfortable in their skin but have the weight of society’s judgement on their shoulders as well. Everyone just needs to worry about their own house.

      • ava7 says:

        @monayandmonet89 you make some really good points, and considering you have been overweight yourself you can speak to the issue with more wisdom than most. I think the pendulum has swung too far the other way, because I’m in my 40′s and being as big as many of these obese women who call themselves “curvy” (rolls of fat are not curves) would never have gotten away with it years ago, but it has become the new normal. I work with girls in their 20′s who are clinically obese, and don’t have a bit of self-consciousness about it. They are much like Tess Munster and just think they are hot stuff. They dress up in heels and fishnets and sexy clothes and go after guys aggressively, and are shocked when men rebuff their advances, accusing them of being gay or impotent, or not being able to handle all their womanliness. They post memes on FB all day long to support these opinions. It’s quite comical and sad at the same time. I see how they eat and listen to them talk, and it really worries me how their generation is thinking, and if anyone tries to warn them about how their weight will affect their health, they go all drama queen and cry “fat shaming” and demonize anyone who dare not support and celebrate their obesity.

    • claire says:

      No it’s not healthy. I don’t care what the PC police or the HAES movement has to say about it. It just isn’t. Tess promotes that she is healthy but she can’t even stand up on her own. I’m totally down for people having self-confidence about their size, but it’s bull to try to pass off morbid obesity as healthy.

    • nikko says:

      I think he smokes alot of weed…..which gives you the munchies.

      • FLORC says:

        That’s unlikely. He’s gone on the record as have others he does not smoke. Rogan who openly admits this has even supported he’s pretty stiff about that topic and doesn’t like to be around it.
        Because someone is large doesn’t often mean they have “munchies”.
        But in this case we know from multiple sources including himself this doesn’t happen.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I smoke plenty of weed and have never had a weight problem.

    • Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

      He needs to follow Leo’s lead and get into the coke and womanizing.

    • jessica says:

      News flash!!!! Skinny people get sick too!
      Im pretty sure thin people are victims of the same diseases overweight people are.

      • Lou says:

        Both being underweight and overweight are bad for your heart, yes. You can be healthy and overweight (and healthy and underweight), but yo-yoing doesn’t really align with that.

        I think people are more worried about Jonah’s yo-yoing. Hopefully he’s okay.

      • ava7 says:

        Statistically, the risk of diabetes and heart disease increases exponentially when someone is overweight. Yes, thin people get colds and flus, but they generally don’t get diabetes or heart disease.

    • Nikki Girl says:

      As another poster named Charlie said: “Shaming someone never worked, it could only make matters worse. I’m sure he’s aware he’s fat. Fat- acceptance isn’t about declaring that fat people are healthy, but about the fact that they get to exist without having to be ashamed of themselves.” (KUDOS Charlie, thank you for that because a majority of these people just don’t get it!)

      His body. His choices. NOT yours. Any idiot can see this isn’t healthy! And additionally, how does your judgement or comments online help the situation? Truly?

      I am an RN (a nurse in the U.S.). I rarely comment on here but every once in a while a thread like this comes along and I see so many obnoxious comments that my blood is boiling and I feel the need to speak up.

      For the rest of you thinking you’re somehow qualified to judge him and other overweight people – do you have this same reaction when someone on here is pictured smoking? Too thin? Drinking alcohol? Where do you draw the line? I work a Med/Surg unit and can tell you for a fact I see far more patients with far more serious complications due to smoking than being overweight. I also see far more patients with complications of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol use.

      I’m glad I’m actually in the healthcare field and many of you are not because God forbid some of my overweight patients had nurses or doctors like you.

      If nothing else, go read Charlie’s comment at the top over and over again until it sinks in. And quit with the “they’re saying fat people are healthy”, “normalizing fat”, and “promoting fat” arguments, they’re absurd and tenuous. For every Tess Munster, there’s thousands (millions?) of thin women far more present in media, so cut it out, seriously. You don’t like fat then don’t get fat!

      • Question now says:

        @ Nikki Girl

        Thank you for your comment!

      • Ann says:

        So Nikki what are you trying to say that everybody who points out at this problem lacks compassion and is a vicious person? Hon, that’s a fallacy. I don’t think that smoking and over-drinking are in any way less dangerous than morbid obesity. If you smoke, drink too much and eat too much, sooner or latter and in very roundabout way you become my problem, because I’m paying for you, and I’d rather pay for better schools and roads than for chronic preventable disease.
        The fact that you’re part of the medical profession makes it strikingly irresponsible for you to put your head in the sand like this. Maybe you’d be interested to read up on the research that your own peers produced over the last 10-15 years on the topic.

      • Question now says:

        @ Ann

        Everybody who SHAMES people for their weight lacks compassion.
        Obesity is a rather complex issue. It is more than the problem of “just eating too much”. And if all the contributing factors are ignored then the obesity issues won’t be solved.

  2. Tristan says:

    He really needs to shed a lot the weight fast. He seems to be developing serious circulation problems around his ankles already, which can result in intractable ulceration of the skin

    • Incognito says:

      Just curious- are you basing that possibility of circulation problems around his ankles on the discoloration?

      • Tristan says:

        Yes that’s usually one of the first signs

      • FLORC says:

        I’m looking and only see shadows or a simple bruise from a trip. You could be right, but it’s tough from a single picture that isn’t a great angle or lighting. And his weight has him carrying differently and obstructing his view. It’s not unlikely he tripped and it’s a bruise.
        And it’s beyond likely he has a doctor monitoring everything. Hill has been very on top of all things concerning his weight since he wanted to lose his Superbad weight.

      • Lauren says:

        Diabetic ankles. Not a joke. Humans are not designed to be this overweight.
        With all his money and resources, Jonah should have access to a Doctor and nutritionist. This is just sad.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I disagree, losing weight fast is not healthful or a sustainable change in lifestyle. He needs to learn about health and nutrition, cut back on empty and excessive calories and do a reasonable amount of exercise. If he starts losing a couple pounds a week, he’ll be looking and feeling better soon enough and he’ll be making manageable changes in his lifestyle. The worst mistake people make is attempting a radical change in diet and lifestyle, it’s not sustainable.

      • lirko says:

        Yeah, loosing weight fast is not the answer. I think there’s some satistic that says the faster you lose weight, the more likley you are to gain it back.

  3. kaligula says:

    One of my favorite actors. Looks nondescript/average Joe at first glance but steals every scene he’s in, IMO. I think he’ll win an Oscar someday.

    This weight gain is impressive. I wonder why he thought it was necessary to do this in order to be effective in this role

  4. Anna says:

    I know it’s probably for the movie but the thing that stuck out to me the most is that fugly hairstyle. He should go back to his old hairstyle.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Read the article. This is explained in the first paragraph very clearly.

      • Kelly says:

        I read your article. What am I missing? I don’t see it explained, clearly or otherwise.

      • AG-UK says:

        @Kelly
        The character he is playing was gangly and kind of attractive. Or something similar.

      • Anony says:

        Gangly is a body type not a hair style. It doesn’t say anything about the hair style?

    • Ripley says:

      …”Jonah is playing Efraim, who in real life was kind of gangly, attractive, somewhat buff guy. My point? Jonah didn’t “need” to gain weight for this role. But OMG…”

  5. dilly80 says:

    My concern is for the reddish area on his lower left leg….these sre never good…

  6. Jag says:

    He’s not a good actor and now he’s morbidly obese. He needs to get healthy, and he needs a better attitude. There’s no way he’s gained that much weight in this short amount of time in a healthy way!

    I won’t be seeing this movie; the only reason I watched “The Wolf of Wall Street” was because Leo was in it. But after viewing the movie, it wasn’t worth it.

    If the guy he’s portraying is somewhat buff, what in the world is HE doing playing the guy? Buff is definitely not what I’d call him.

  7. Lori says:

    I’m curious about his height? 5’2″ ish? Its just that the gain seems so rapid and extreme. I’ve seen pictures of his brother (music manager or something) who is also terribly big.

  8. Triple Cardinal says:

    This is classic yo-yo dieting. I’ve tangled with that myself. I really feel bad for him. He must feel awful.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, this is going to so hard for him to get off. If he did it for the role, I hope it was worth it. I feel for him.

      • bns says:

        I don’t think it was for the role. The guy he’s playing is fit in real life. Or at least he was in a pic I saw.

    • Insomniac says:

      Me too. But at least when I gained the weight back I wasn’t getting my pictures all over the tabloids. I feel bad for him.

  9. Bridget says:

    Wow.

  10. JenB says:

    I feel bad for him. It sucks to be in the limelight when you’re struggling with obesity. I’m sure he’s fully aware of the health concerns-he’s an intelligent guy. I hope he is able to manage his weight and take care of himself.
    And I agree, a female actress in a similar position would be MUCH worse off, career wise.

  11. minx says:

    I tried Atkins years ago and when I went off of it all I wanted was carbs. I gained whatever I lost, and more.
    He wasn’t this heavy in “The 40 Year Old Virgin”–he was plump there. This is worrying.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Same with me and Jenny Craig. It took me a year and a half to lose the weight, and three months to put it back on. I wasn’t pigging out or anything, just eating normally. So disheartening. I feel for him.

      • Greata says:

        @Minx…GNAT…Have to agree . As a person who has struggled with weight all my life, I can sympathize with Jonah. Never tried Jenny Craig et al but have found a balance with exercise(which I hate, and cutting out sugar), but it is a CONSTANT FRIGGIN battle because I am a registered sugarholic.

      • FLORC says:

        I’d be with you if Jonah wasn’t so rude on the topic. He becomes very aggressive over his appearance even when it’s not really being discussed. And by several published and/or documented accounts he came off as a nasty, entitled piece of work.

        GNAT/Greata/Minx
        Diets never work for this reason. They are however great when helping you practice better habits. That’s the way a diet can truly be successful long term. The eating style you learn shouldn’t be for a short term period.
        Most diets are such a waste of time unless for health reasons/medical conditions.
        It’s all about exercise and eating well. No shortcuts to that.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Right, FLORC, I finally learned my lesson. Is he rude? I don’t know much about his personality.

      • FLORC says:

        GNAT
        You weren’t the 1st and won’t be the last to not absorb the hard lessons of dieting. I hope you’re physically in a better place now. It can be quite a difference when people who get a bit tired using stairs can run up them like it’s nothing. Great feeling!

        How he was in that This Is The End Rolling Stone interview and about a year before and after that movies release he was just rude and spoke as if he was entitled to his career/fame. And as far as how he treats women. Lots of smoke, but i’ve seen no fire yet. The running theme is he treats them like they’re the extras in Wolf On WallStreet.

        A lot of this has been discussed here. And as side facts.. he went to the same elite type of summer camp as Goop and Chloe Sevigny. His father Richard Feldstein was an accountant for Guns N Roses.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, ok, FLORC. it’s coming back to me now. Too bad.

    • Isabelle says:

      yeah high proteins diets can ruin your metabolism later on. eliminating whole food groups, unless you have allergies, isn’t going to work. Seems we tend to eliminate compltely versus using sparingly. Which isn’t going to work.

  12. Gabrielle says:

    A woman at a similar weight would never get any role except a purely comedic role like Melissa McCarthy has been doing. They would not be talking Oscar unless she gained weight and transformed only for the role. This would never be brushed aside for an actress.

    • lucy2 says:

      Completely agree.
      I dislike him as an actor (and just in general) but feel bad for anyone who goes through this in the public eye and has to endure the mean spirited comments, but he’s damn lucky he’s a guy and not a woman, or he’d be unemployed as well.

    • FLORC says:

      No. Kathy Bates is a fantastic drama actress. Sure, she can do comedy, but does more drama and does it very well.
      Gabourey Sidibe also great in roles outside of comedy.
      And there are more, but for time sake and mobile typing this makes a case.
      Also, many large actresses are just this size and didn’t transform for the role. Then can get skinny again for award season.

    • WillowS says:

      @ Gabrielle-I agree and was thinking the same thing. Yes, there are a few overweight actresses out there but they typically don’t get the kind of roles that he does.

  13. FingerBinger says:

    He looks really uncomfortable.

  14. neelyo says:

    How old is he? I don’t think he’s over 30 but he looks much older than that in these photos.

  15. Damn says:

    An actress who gains that much weight would be unemployable and that Bridesmaid actress doesn’t count since she was always heavy.

  16. KellyBee says:

    He was keeping the weight off for awhile then slowly started gaining it back but once he started hanging out with Leo partying and drinking he started packing it on and looking unhealthy.

    I hope he gets it under control soon because I remember when he lost the weight last time he said it was for health reasons and now he’s even heavier then he was before.

  17. Sarah says:

    It’s so unfair to throw in Miles Teller’s picture at the end. Doesn’t do Hill any favours at all.

    I just saw Whiplash last week and, while I’m probably old enough to be Teller’s mom, I can’t help but fan myself every time I see him.

  18. jc126 says:

    I kind of feel bad for him, but there’s something about him I don’t like. I don’t know what it is, something with his personality irritates me.

    • Paris says:

      I agree with you; there’s something annoying about him, BUT, he’s a fabulous actor.

    • Mellie says:

      I’ve heard through various posts…maybe on this board, that he’s somewhat of a jerk, especially to women, so I’d have to say…karma. If that’s not true, then yes, I feel sorry for him, but he can do what I did to lose weight and that is diet and exercise. I lost a ton of weight by taking up running.

      • FLORC says:

        Interviewers and fan interactions are where those rude rumors come from.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Most actors in Hollywood are jerks, why wouldn’t they be? They’re self interested and self involved people who want to be famous and successful. If you have the drive to become famous, believe me, you’re talking about a jerk; other people are just stepping stones, to use or step over.

    • claire says:

      His brother is a complete scumbucket, and has been covered here before, so there’s some residual loathing I think that happens there, due to the association.

  19. GingerCrunch says:

    Alarming. Now I’m just worried.

  20. Isla says:

    I feel bad for him, he looks so uncomfortable. Addictions are hard to beat and food addiction is probably one of the hardest because you can’t abstain completely, everybody has to eat. Naturally that can lead to indulging temptation which brings the addict back to square one.

    He looked so well when he was a healthy weight, very good looking. He seems so funny and sweet in interviews. I hope he can find something that works for him.

    It’s cruel to fat shame him through the media. I’m sure he knows he’s fat and hates it, bullying and humiliating him will only fuel the problems that cause his eating disorder in the first place. Not helpful and potentially dangerous to treat a possibly emotionally vulnerable person like that.

    • Perfectly executed Chewbacca sound says:

      The comment section here is really nasty about Jonah Hill and about fat people in general. I’m nowhere near as big as Jonah, but it’s really made me feel negatively about myself and my body and my frustrating weight loss efforts. Kinda ruined my morning. This comment was compassionate and I appreciate that.

      • Izzy says:

        I’m sorry it’s made you feel bad. I’ve been going through my own weight loss journey, and it’s the first time I’ve truly been successful. It’s SO HARD. I know it is.

      • meme says:

        Sometimes nasty things get said about a celebrity here. If comments about an obese actor makes you feel bad about yourself, then perhaps you should not read the post. Jonah Hill was so full of himself and obnoxious when he lost all that weight and got another Oscar nod for WOWS so he’s going to get ragged on for this weight gain.

      • Bridget says:

        Chin up, Chewy. This is just such a loaded topic, but remember this: big or small, you deserve to feel good about yourself.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Been there, Chewy. I’m at a good place now weight-wise, but it has always been and will always be a struggle. And I love this site, but there are a lot of people with very negative attitudes about weight. I would describe myself now as slim, but I’m sure lots of people on here would call me fat if I had my picture posted. Hang in there and don’t let it ruin your day.

      • Chichi says:

        You need to make these societal expectations work for you. Lots of studies have shown that much of our behavior from hygiene practices to work ethics are driven by societal pressures. You need to find ways to use this as motivation and not an excuse to pursue more destructive choices.

        Most women because of the way our bodies evolved accumulate fat very easily. The vast majority of the women who are in shape sweat for it and have healthy consumption habits. And a major motivator is that society rightly discourages the alternative. As smokers will tell you, laying the health implications of something is rarely enough, the external pressure to change is the real ignition.

      • monayandmonet89 says:

        @Chichi- I couldn’t agree more! I know it’s not everyone’s style but it certainly is mine. Nothing worked better for me than the externalized pressure–not to look good per se but be healthy and be fit and workout and run a 7 min. mile and be able to hike, etc.

        In my weight loss journey, I have found tough love and total non-acceptance of excuses from those around me to be the best motivators. Once I lost all the weight, I was horrified I had gotten upto the weight I had and I gave my friends free reign to ask me to step on a scale in front of them if they observe an increase in weight at any point–I want weight to be *that* transparent when it comes to me because the societal pressure of never being/getting to that point is a great motivator in addition to the motivation I have within myself.

        But I understand it’s not everyone’s style. But I couldn’t agree more with this:

        “Most women because of the way our bodies evolved accumulate fat very easily. The vast majority of the women who are in shape sweat for it and have healthy consumption habits. And a major motivator is that society rightly discourages the alternative.”

        This is one of the biggest reasons I’m against the acceptance of Tess/Rebel/Kelly Clarkson 2.0 as the new beautiful, normal, standard body type. Because it encourages an unhealthy standard by making a dangerous condition (obesity) appear beautiful.

    • Bridget says:

      Jonah Hill is definitely not sweet.

  21. Lisa says:

    Yikes, he wouldn’t be out of place on My 600-Pound Life.

  22. Luciebelle says:

    When you watch old footage, documentaries filmed 50-60 years ago in the US, the majority of people are thin. Watch films from the 20′s 30′s and people are super thin, lanky…. Back in those days food was expensive in a overall family budget, folks didn’t snack, couldn’t afford it…

    • Charlie says:

      It’s not that today people are fat because they can afford food, it’s exactly the opposite.

    • Perfectly executed Chewbacca sound says:

      Yes, that was the Depression. Food was scarce.

      There have always been fat people, and some people are simply predispositioned to be bigger than others. Though being fat is often detrimental to overall health, that is simply not always the case. If someone is just built big, the way I think Hill is, and they try to starve themselves skinny, it can backfire and cause someone to gain way too much weight, as is the case here.

      • monayandmonet89 says:

        people aren’t predisposed to be bigger. that is the real myth. yes, you can have broader shoulder, hips, and height and where fat gets distributed has a genetic component to it (for ex. people who have fat go to thighs or stomach). however, people are absolutely not genetically predisposed to be overweight or to be obese especially when you get to the 250+ range.

        and even if people’s body types are different (short, tall, wider shoulders, narrower shoulders–it doesn’t mean they’re mean to be overweight or obese versus not. it always comes down to what you consume. anyone can be a healthy weight. they just have to eat less than their body burns.

      • Geekychick says:

        I’m sorry, but there was no real starvation in America in 40ies and 50ies-in Europe, right after WWII, yes, but not in USA. people ate real food then, not processed cheese in acan, processed butter, snacks which don’t have any nutritional quality(friend got me a beef jerky from USA-it has 2% meat, 98 % various sugars and additives! WTF? Why are people eating this garbage?). And the:”but fake, processed food is cheaper” is a lie: in NYC, Astoria 3 corns and a can of corn are approx. the same price. 3 corns are enough for a good lunch, at least to me.
        No, there never were 200kg and 200+ kg people in the past before because there wasn’t so much food around and it wasn’t so cheap, basically:you ate to survive, and sometimes to enjoy (on special ocassions), but food wasn’t and couldn’t be your be all, end all. And people moved then. They were working long, physically very demanding hours.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Interesting. The abundance of food has got be a factor in this difference, but I’ve also read that how sedentary we are now almost trumps our calorie intake. It’s just all a perfect storm in this day and age.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think it’s partly portion size and partly processed foods. My parents and grandparents and great grandparents were all thin, and they all ate fried chicken and gravy and biscuits with butter all the time. But everything was made from scratch and they included lots of vegetables.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        I think processed food is the real problem. My mom cooked almost everything we ate. Some things she didn’t make from scratch (like when she made spaghetti, she would use canned tomatoes to make the sauce, and then add a bunch of stuff to it), but most of what we ate was homemade. And we never went out to eat–the only time we ever ate stuff like McDonalds was when we were on our yearly roadtrip to visit family.

        I’m moving into making everything myself–I want to start making butter and bread, stuff like that.

        And it’s been so long since I had a soda or juice (I’m down to drinking a gallon of iced tea w/half a cup of sugar OR water OR chocolate milk :) ) that when my dad brought me a Hardy’s burger, I took one bite and could taste the sugar in the bread.

      • lady dee says:

        Geeky Chick,

        There was horrifying starvation in 30s, something my grandfather’s family album can attest to. The dustbowl in Oklahoma was a disaster unlike any other. The wheat was so prolific than no one thought it would end. As a result farmers over-plowed all the land. Then along came the drought and people were really starving.
        It was horrific. My poor sweet grandfather was 6′ 4″ and weighed 110 lbs. He hopped on a train to California like the grapes of wrath. Hunger was an enemy of many people and was astoundingly sad. There is loads of literature, (fiction and non fiction), to attest to the brutal circumstances. I’m not being try-hard preachy, its just a fact.

      • lindi says:

        as we began to understand epigenetics we now know that starvation like occured during the great depression can actaully leave a predispostion to retain fat in future generations – they were able to track this in a study of multi generations I believe done in Sweden or Switzerland.
        One could build a hypothesis that the large predisposition to weight gain in the States was due to the depression leaving inheritable epigenetic changes in the poor population followed by the abundance of cheap/non-nutritious food where you need a huge amount of calories to get the nutrients you need.
        Perfect storm —-
        as a side note – quit the fat-shaming all the people on this overall comment section — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk

      • Betsy says:

        @lindi – thank you. Everyone acts like our bodies are simple, “calories-in, calories-out” machines when a) machines lack hormones as well as the biomes that exist on and in our bodies and b) there are obviously more variables at play, like epigenetics. Sooner or later researchers will crack the code, but until then I’d be happy if people didn’t pretend this was a simple answer.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      High fructose corn syrup is not our friend. We’re fat because we are consuming too many calories. We are consuming many empty calories, calories that lack any nutritional value, and we are consuming way too much refined sugar. Sugar, in all forms, goes directly into the blood stream, the body decides, store it or burn it. When you drink that soda, you overload the system and the excess is stored as fat. The more you do it, the easier it is to pack on fat. The more habituated you are to sugar overload, the harder to break free. It’s a cycle based on ignorance of basic nutrition. Yes, junk food is an issue, food deserts are an issue, inactivity is an issue, there are plenty of factors involved but the bottom line is too many cheap (as in a simple sugar) calories make people fat.

  23. funcakes says:

    I know I’m going to get reemed for this but what the heck…
    It seems as though we have a little man shaming going on.

    When men get fat people seem to be less sympathetic. I’m shocked by the remarks on this board.( and trust me I’ve made a couple of insensitive remarks).

    When Kelly Clarkson was made fun of because of her weight everyone was up in arms screaming that she just had a baby and baby weight is not easy to loose when that fact has always been that Kelly has always be been Rubenesque. Same goes for Melisa McCarthy when Rex Reed snarled at her. Everyone went after him with a pitch fork and fire.

    It hard to be in a sea of beautiful people in Hollywood and you not fitting into the mold. And to maintain a certain weight with the whole world watching is not exactly a diet motivator.

    • monayandmonet89 says:

      agreed with you and you’ll get no reaming from me for sure.

      i think people are a lot more sympathetic to rebel, kelly, melissa, tess and defend the weight gain and the excessive weight but men do hear it more. maybe part of that is women are tired of the scrutiny even healthy women get in the media (esp. in hollywood) so they subconsciously come down harder on men? not sure but that’s my guess.

      but yeah, i’m a woman and i also feel like kelly, rebel, melissa, and tess are very unhealthy. When the KC post came by I wanted to comment and say that Kelly’s weight gain is not just the occasional glass of wine, baby weight, and new motherhood. It’s a lot of overeating that’s gotten her to this point: http://www.predatornutrition.com/wp-articles/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Kelly-Clarkson-beforeAfter.jpg

      and it’s worth noting that Kelly was never super skinny or extremely thin. she was just toned and a normal, healthy weight right now. While I don’t think people should poke fun at her or be hateful towards the weight gain–i think the criticism of her weight gain being unhealthy is well warranted at this point and has nothing to do with appearance or fat shaming. It’s unhealthy in the same way smoking, drinking, or doing drugs in excess is unhealthy.

    • lindi says:

      Agreed! thanks for the comment ! Almost felt like I never wanted to read another celebitchy comment thread – size-ism is alive and well here.

    • Betsy says:

      I think that has more to do with the fact that McCarthy and Clarkson seem like kind, genuine people and Jonah seems like kind of a D.

  24. meme says:

    The Whale of Wall Street LOL. I don’t care because Jonah is a HORRIBLE RUDE NASTY person. And why he keeps getting movie roles is beyond me.

  25. Cupcake says:

    Holy sh!t this is an intense comment thread! People seem to be taking this very personally and posting about themselves.

    All I want to say is that my heart goes out to Jonah because I doubt he is happy about this weight gain.

    • monayandmonet89 says:

      yeah, i personally posted an essay up top because i wanted to explain why my heart doesn’t go out to anyone who does gain a ton of weight but doesn’t consistently work towards losing it because I’m aware my perspective is harsh without proper explanation and i didn’t want people to “off with her head” about it.

      that much weight gain is 100% a self-inflicted condition and it’s not something that just happened to him. Every single thing he’s eaten (in excess) has contributed to it. If Jonah or anyone is unhappy about that much weight gain, they should be taking sustainable, consistent, and maintainable steps towards shedding the weight and then work on maintaining that weight instead of regressing to the very habits that caused them to be overweight/obese to begin with.

      • Izzy says:

        I think your mindset might overlook a key component though, and that is: Weight loss is almost NEVER about just ONE thing. It’s not just about diet and exercise. There’s a person with a soul and psyche in there, and there’s stuff going on mentally that has an impact too. So, if there is a medical condition that makes it more difficult to lose weight, as it was in my case, that resistance is psychologically difficult, and discouraging. I’m the first one to say that healthy eating habits and regular exercise are key. The medical issue was not the ONLY reason or even the primary reason I was overweight, but it does have a role to play in my weight, and in the mental issues I had – I had to learn to love myself enough to want to take care of myself and my health, instead of just hating myself for how I looked.

        Bottom line? You don’t know what it’s like to live in the mind or body of someone who is obese, if you are not that person. So perhaps you shouldn’t rush to judgment so quickly. A little compassion might be in order, and might actually help someone in that situation realize that they are worth investing the time and effort in themselves.

      • monayandmonet89 says:

        @Izzy- I agree with you 100%. Personally, the brunt of my weight gain came when I started law school and literally lost 3 very close family members in a span of 8 months. I stopped caring about anything related to weight because I was eating my pain away. It was self-medicating in that way. And I justified it by saying, it’s not as bad as substance abuse but my whole point is that the realization of gaining extra weight made me see that “it is pretty much like abusing alcohol or drugs” because mostly people are obese because they’re not tackling the root cause of what’s caused them to become obese in the first place. You and I both know that one doesn’t wake up obese one day; it’s gradual and happens over a period of time.

        And yes, I agree. there is a person there with a soul and psyche and problems. But my unwillingness to accept obesity is the same reason I don’t accept people’s drug addictions and their alcoholism. Because just like obesity, all those other things are a way of coping with some other things happening in your life and you’ve got to tackle it because if you don’t–abusing everything else is going to take its toll on you (whether it’s a lot of weight or drugs/alcohol) and be just one more thing that’s bad in your life.

        And if you saw my post above this is what I said verbatim:

        “Lastly, I really don’t mean to offend anyone. It’s been a long road to get where I am so i’m always supportive and encouraging of people on a similar journey. I just always want people to succeed and not tell themselves that weight is some magical thing that they can’t lose. It’s so discouraging and demoralizing when people give up so I just want to give another perspective on weight loss and keeping it off because I really believe anyone can do it if they want it enough.”

        I have compassion and I have empathy and kindness because I know it’s a difficult road. I know a lot of bad things have brought someone to this point and it takes a lot of to correct it. But I can have empathy towards someone obese and trying to lose weight and still be against it and not condone/accept it in terms of thinking it’s beautiful and healthy (which is what a lot of the fat acceptance movements are trying to do) because I know for a fact, it’s far from healthy.

  26. Velvet Elvis says:

    I actually like Jonah with a little more meat on his bones…he had gotten too thin, in my opinion. However he has gone way beyond adding a little more meat to his frame. I’m pretty shocked by these photos. Sadly, a massive weight loss is often followed by packing on even more pounds than before.

  27. Embee says:

    He looks miserable and uncomfortable. Whenever I see someone whose weight goes to this extreme it makes me sad because I feel certain they are self-medicating something (usually depression and/or anxiety) with food and/or booze.

  28. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    “concern trolling”

    Aw come on. That’s not a thing.

    I guess someone needed to fill the fat guy voids left by Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Gandolfini.

  29. BlackBetty says:

    He looks very uncomfortable. I understand as I have an underactive thyroid. Nothing seems to work and my doctor doesn’t have any advice. There’s not a lot of info.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Get a second opinion, most insurance will cover it and there is a lot of knowledge about under active thyriod and some good therapies available.

  30. Dinah says:

    He has reduced his DNA perpetuation by 75%.

  31. BetseyLu says:

    Everyone is so freakin quick to judge. You all have no idea what is going on in his life. damn.

  32. Alexa says:

    I feel so concerned about Jonah. I’m reading a book titled, “Willpower” right now – and I just skimmed through a later chapter that talks about how diets most usually don’t work because your body does NOT appreciate being underfed. It’s almost like it (your body) will hold a grudge against you for depriving it and will take its revenge the minute you “go back to eating normal.” The book says it’s the ONE AREA where willpower is not the solution.

    In any event, I feel so much sympathy (and empathy) for people who are very overweight. No person feels o.k. when so overweight, and they need our support NOT OUR JUDGMENT!

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I am going to say what I truly believe, it’s important for people to understand health and nutrition. Elimination diets don’t work, deprivation and eliminating entire food groups is a very difficult lifestyle to maintain. Proper weight loss does not involve starvation. If you are “starving” you are not making healthful choices, you’re depriving yourself and, of course, it won’t work out. Losing weight is not about going hungry, it’s about changing your relationship with food and understanding what a difference eating healthy, filling food can make. Throw out the scale and the diet books.

    • lindi says:

      thank you for your comment Alexa!

  33. Delores Smile says:

    God bless Jonah Hill. May he find the support of friendship. I feel badly for anyone who is “fussed at” in public.

  34. EM says:

    When a person has so much weight they have difficulty moving, then it’s a problem.
    I used to work with someone like this and they struggled to walk ten metres without being short of breath. He – like many who reach this point – are endangering their lives and need help.

  35. kitty-bye says:

    I don’t know the year? of his weight loss but, this seems very fast to put on that amount :(

  36. Freddie Washington says:

    Too all those fat shamers… This is unattractive to some and attractive to others. I’ve seen beautiful girls with guys like this and vice-versa. But this is besides the point I”m trying to make. Jonah Hill is supposed to be fat. He’s lovable that way. That’s what made him popular. He falls in the category with famous fat actors like Chris Farley, John Belushi, Jack Black John Goodman, and the list goes on. These guys wouldn’t have made it if they were slim and slender. This is who they are, and its obvious, from the looks of it, that this is literally who they are. Hill began to slim down and he looked weird, awful. It wasn’t the same guy, and he probably didn’t feel comfortable that thin either, which probably didn’t give him that edge that made him who he is. He’s funny fat, and we love him that way. And so back to the potential health risks that come with being obese. Yes, he may die tomorrow and yes losing weight would help his health, but I think this is the risk an actor takes to become famous. Everything has its negatives. It’s almost as if though they made a deal with the devil… “Yes. I will make you famous, but there’s a catch.”
    And maybe Mr. HIll’s catch is this one.

    • Lou says:

      He was always fat, but he looked fine. It suited him. He seemed healthy. Not so much now. I just hope he’s okay and taking care of himself..

  37. pato says:

    Maybe it´s one of those customes and not a real weight gain? though the chin doesn´t look like make up. According to several BI he´s an ass to chubby women, so maybe he deserves the trolling.

  38. Iheartgossip says:

    Bless his heart. The fat struggle is real and deadly. Fight the good fight, J. Hill.

  39. Jessica says:

    I have no idea how Jonah Hill even has a career, yet alone one that’s garnered him Oscar noms. He’s not particularly attractive and he’s obese, which would usually mean he only get’s to play the fat guy who falls over, yet somehow he’s getting drama’s and action films. It’s not because he’s a nice guy, because he has an awful weaselly personality and he’s a raging asshole to anyone that he views as beneath him. And it’s not like he’s even talented! His role in Moneyball and his role in Wolf of Wall Street are interchangeable bar the costumes, and he can only do one very specific type of comedy, where he becomes very grating very fast.

  40. Jess says:

    Being overweight has been normalized and even glorified. People have the ability to make their own choices but most woes of the US healthcare–which more than just that one individual must financially bear–stem from a HANDFUL of preventable issues. Lack of sleep. Obesity. Etc.

    My best friend just ballooned after high school. People lash out when you tell them the truth no matter how lovingly, how gently. It’s frustrating to see her gain all of these joint aches, sleep problems, etc, because of her weight gain but…

    Weight loss is simple. Not necessarily easy. People bash psychology as being a non-technical soft field and that may be so but well-conducted decision-making research, habit-making research, etc. is very interesting and could prove extremely beneficial for the particular healthcare woes of this country.

    I guess what I’m trying to unload is: while we should not go the way of Japan where fat-shaming is very prevalent, we should also stop this whole “Whatever, it’s fine. Accept accept accept.” mentality. It’s not good to normalize being overweight.

    • Question now says:

      @ Jess

      Your statement over-simplifies obesity.
      First of all it is not obesity that is “accepted” as normal. But obese people have the right to not be shamed for their looks. In the same way as other people with medical or other issues are entitled to not-be-shamed for certain issues. Think scars from chicken pox. Think freckles. Think crippled limbs. Think tattoos. Think clothes.

      Just look at the issues WHY obese people eat too much. This is not easy. It is a whole bunch of medical and psychological and (probably) social issues. Sorting and solving that is difficult. If it were so easy then everybody could do it.

      I am very sorry to hear about your best friends weight issues. And if you ask your best friend I am sure you will find out that one of the things your best friend expects you to do as a friend: no fat-shaming. Be gentle with your friend.

      All the best

  41. laughing girl says:

    Don’t really give a monkeys how fat he is – he was never attractive in either character or appearance and the added weight only serves to highlight that. What irks me that he’s well-known to be quite derogatory towards women who aren’t super skinny (Hollywood skinny). Double standards, anyone?

  42. WTF says:

    Wow, these comments are crazy!
    Every person has their demons. The only difference is people with weight issues have their demons out in the open for everyone to see. If this were something like bulimia or cutting or BDD, I don’t think people would respond with such vitriol (disguised as concern).
    Jonah Hill seems like a miserable human being, and I don’t feel sorry for him at all. I do however, have a problem with everyone feeling like because they know your weight, that they know something about you. Talk about obnoxious