Being a celebrity is not for the faint of heart. Exhibit A: Yesterday Noah Centineo—who, by the way, is the star of Netflix’s rom-com The Perfect Date and the internet’s collective boyfriend—posted a shirtless photo on Instagram. (Who among us hasn’t?) Centineo’s Hollywood status couldn’t stop the actor from facing comment trolls, who had tons to say about his physique. As captured by BuzzFeed, the vile comments include gems such as “Yikes what happened” and “Jeesh he let himself go.”
Centineo’s body-shaming is coming off the heels of another incident earlier this week: When vacation photos surfaced of Aquaman star (and Dothraki king) Jason Momoa earlier this week, the internet’s claws came out again. Comments rolled in claiming that Momoa had a “dad bod,” with many writing, “What happened to his abs?” (When asked by TMZ if he was offended by the backlash, he replied, “Not at all,” patting his stomach and saying that his birthday cake had been amazing.)
These are just the recent examples. Hollywood has a dark history of putting down men who don’t fit the archetype of a chiseled hunk. Remember the ridicule Ben Affleck faced after being spotted looking sad on a beach? Or the enduring jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio’s beach body as he frolics around the globe, often playing beach volleyball? He’s an Oscar winner—the disrespect. Hell, when David Harbour auditioned to play the Blob in an X-Men movie, the director told him, after Harbour lifted up his shirt, that he was “worried about his health.” “ ‘You are telling me I’m too fat to play the Blob?’ ” Harbour later joked.
The takeaway: All these studs should simply take a page out of Momoa’s book and continue to live their best lives, haters be damned. Because a celebratory belly pat and a solid anti-body-shaming clapback is what we call #hotboysummer.
Originally Appeared on Vogue