When you look at Jason Momoa, how would you describe his physical appearance?
Fit? Ripped? Muscular? Surprisingly not as hairy as what his beard and hair would have you believe?
Well according to certain folks on the internet, Momoa is apparently the new definition of the unflattering term “dad bod.”
After some shirtless photos of the actor on a recent holiday appeared online, some people took issue with his physique and started body shaming him for not rocking that buff bod he had in Aquaman.
This is the photo in question that caused such a ridiculous furor.
All the basement-dwelling trolls don’t seem to realise is that maintaining a superhero physique 24/7 is a full time job in itself and completely unsustainable. It’d be nice to have chiseled abs every day but it’s also nice to relax and enjoy life as well.
And besides, how on earth does someone look at Momoa and reasonably think that he’s not in good shape? If he is the new standard for what a “dad bod” is, then the rest of us men might as well never take off our shirts ever again.
This whole saga is the latest example of how society holds people – especially famous people – to an impossible body standard and anything less than that is unworthy. It also opens discussion on double standards and how we should view people’s bodies.
While it’s nice that people have defended Momoa and his “dad bod”, it also exposes the hypocrisy in this whole circus because a man is receiving praise for being healthy whereas a woman would be shamed for the exact same thing. It’s messed up.
People’s bodies aren’t anyone’s to judge just because it doesn’t live up to society’s ridiculous standards. If Momoa’s physique – or anyone’s physique – isn’t up to your standard, then you need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and understand that this problem is on you and you alone.