Learn From Jonah Hill and Stop Commenting on People's Bodies, Experts Say
Whether in person or online, praising someone for their weight loss or curves can seem like an innocent – and even complimentary – comment. But experts say we can all learn something from Jonah Hill's recent post about body comments: stop making them.
In a post to Instagram Thursday, Hill asked his three million followers to refrain from making comments about his body, whether they be positive or negative.
"I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you do not comment on my body (heart emoji) good or bad I want to politely let you know it's not helpful and doesn't feel good. Much respect," he wrote.
While it's easy to understand how negative comments about someone's body can be hurtful, praise can also be harmful, explains Chelsea Kronengold, communications lead at the National Eating Disorders Association.