Chris Pratt's New Instagram Post Reminds Us That Men Can Be Body Shamed, Too

"Body shaming hurts."

Chris Pratt sent an important message about body shaming in his latest Instagram post, and he did it with a sense of humor to boot

The actor has been posting a series of funny "What's My Snack?" videos from the set of Jurassic World 2, in which he shares what he's eating. Some commenters have apparently remarked on Pratt's appearance in the videos, saying he looks too thin. On Thursday, the actor addressed his fans in a new post and pointed out something we often forget about these sorts of comments and who they affect.


"So many people have said I look too thin in recent episodes of #WHATSMYSNACK," Pratt began. "Some have gone as far as to say I look 'skeletal.' Well, just because I'm male doesn't mean I'm impervious to your whispers. Body shaming hurts."

Much of the conversation surrounding body positivity focuses on women, but it's important to remember that men can have many of the same insecurities about their appearance, and they can be just as affected by negative comments. Not only that, but body shaming isn't just about calling people fat — it works both ways, and can be just as hurtful when directed at someone for being thin.

Pratt didn't end things on a serious note, however. He tied the post in to his current gig by sharing the message alongside a photo of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. "So to prove my security in the way I look," he wrote, "I'm posting a current selfie of me at what I consider a very healthy weight. 500 lbs. Zero percent body fat."

"Totally JK guys," Pratt continued. "This is a T Rex skull. Nailed you so bad. Omg."

(H/T: People)

Cover image via Instagram

Check out the video below to see how another celeb stays body positive:


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