The current pictures included side-by-side photos of Hill altering shirtless and one other in his browsing wetsuit.
“I don’t think I ever took my shirt off in a pool until I was in my mid 30s even in front of family and friends,” Hill mentioned on Instagram. “Probably would have happened sooner if my childhood insecurities weren’t exacerbated by years of public mockery about my body by press and interviewers.”
He then clarified that these kind of photos not faze him, as he is discovered to be assured and self-accepting about his look.
“I’m 37 and finally love and accept myself. This isn’t a “good for me” post. And it’s definitely not a “really feel unhealthy for me submit,” the actor went on to say.
“It’s for the youngsters who do not take their shirt off on the pool. Have enjoyable. You’re fantastic and superior and excellent.”
Post garners celebrity support
Hill’s Instagram post prompted supportive comments from fans and other celebrities who not only applauded him for his honesty, but shared some of their own struggles with body image.
“When I take my shirt off on the seashore it seems to be like I’m nonetheless carrying a shirt…or sweater. Now I’ll present it off with pleasure!” said film director Judd Apatow.
“You most likely will not learn this remark however, good man feels superior to be superior and I’m glad understanding somebody who I regarded up to struggled with what I went by means of and got here out on high. Keep on profitable,” commented a fan.
And finally, Justin Timberlake added yet another message of support. “You are a G!!! And my spirit animal! Love you, bro!”
Hill wrapped up his post by saying, “Oh and Daily Mail, not even you possibly can take that smile from my face ;).”