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Women Aren't the Only Ones Who Get Fat-Shamed — These Male Celebs Got Hit Too

Julissa Catalan lives and writes in New Jersey. Her writing has been featured on Refinery29, Latina, Prevention and Women’s Health, among others. Read more of her work on her website and follow her on Twitter @Julissa_Catalan.

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What's the point?

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#1/14:

What's the point?

Ugh, body-shaming. Can we seriously just be over this BS already? We just can't figure out what anybody has to gain by degrading another person's physical appearance. It's not funny or witty, it doesn't accomplish anything but hurting someone else, and it certainly doesn't make the shamer feel any better about their own selves — so what gives?

One of our favorite celebs of all time, Jennifer Aniston, shares in our confusion.

It’s a weird obsession that people have, and I don’t understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you and rip them apart and bully them,” Aniston recently said to Vogue.

And though it seems that women typically bear the brunt of body-shaming, male celebs are certainly not exempt from the cruelty. Don't believe us? Check out these 13 times men were publicly fat-shamed. These guys have been publicly scrutinized for their fluctuating weight, and it's not cool.

Originally published December 2016. Updated August 2017.

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Jonah Hill

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Jonah Hill

Page Six called Jonah Hill the "Whale of Wall Street" when his weight gain caused headlines. 

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Jonah Hill

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Jonah Hill

And now they're taking it back! Page Six just can't drop the "Whale of Wall Street" joke — one that really isn't all that funny.

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Vin Diesel

#5/14:

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel took a break from his rigorous workouts and in turn was dubbed "The Fat and the Furious" by the media

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio

While some outlets called Leonardo Dicaprio "The Great Fatsy" after he put on a couple pounds, others coined the term dad bod, proclaiming women loved it. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio, again

#7/14:

Leonardo DiCaprio, again

On Dec. 14, Leonardo DiCaprio was targeted again for his 'dad bod.' Just look at that headline! Also, 'middle-age spread.' Ugh. Just let the man paddleboard in piece, people!

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Sam Smith

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith, who came out in 2014, has said that negative comments about his weight hurt more than homophobic comments. “If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than someone calling me a f----t." Then in 2015, Howard Stern said on his show that Smith's an "ugly motherfucker, he's fat, and I love it." Really, though?

#9/14:

Rob Kardashian

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Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian's 100-pound weight gain has been making headlines for years. Even after leaving KUWTK, paparazzi managed to get photos of the recluse sneaking out to a local In-N-Out Burger. Through it all, Kardashian maintained that he was aware of his weight and would lose it when he was good and ready. He's reportedly lost 50 pounds so far this year. 

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Liam Payne

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Liam Payne

One Direction's Liam Payne felt the wrath of internet trolls who criticized his weight gain. Payne replied via Instragram post saying, “I just want to clear up what the media do to people these days. Is it wrong to be normal? Or do I have to look like an Olympic swimmer just to get your approval into the cool kids or can I accept that the person I truly love thinks I'm the coolest kid in town anyway? Think I’ll vote the second one.”

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Chris Noth

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Chris Noth

Chris Noth told HuffPost Live: “When we were doing the movie of Sex and the City, [director] Michael Patrick King came up to me and said, ‘Listen, dude, we're not calling you Mr. Big because of the size of your stomach, so go lose that before we start shooting.'” 

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Henry Cavill

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Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill got candid with Details, telling them he was picked on for his weight as a child. "I was fat. I was Fat Cavill." 

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Wentworth Miller

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Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller took to his Facebook page to address the his fat-shaming critics: "In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to... And I put on weight. Big fuckking deal."

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Channing Tatum

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Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum went as far as to shame himself, calling himself "fappy" (fat and happy). Come on, man.

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