Jason Momoa, who's known for having a physique that looks like it's genetically engineered to make all boyfriends and husbands in the world self-conscious, is actually getting body-shamed. Yes, it seems like even he isn't safe from the written slings and arrows of internet trolls.
One of the hardest things for most people to attain once they embark on a "fitness journey" is getting sculpted abs. because it usually comes down to a strict diet.
Maintaining that bodyfat-to-muscle ratio is tough, even when you're a genetically gifted individual like Jason Momoa. Those larger-than-life, mega-sculpted, ridiculously-jacked superheroes go to some extreme lengths to look like comic book uber-humans. In fact, they appear to be in better shape than most professional athletes who fight other humans for a living.
What people don't realize is that their amazingly great, always pumped and oiled bodies are not only a result of extreme dedication, but also careful pre-shoot planning and a few tricks. To get those striated, pumped-up forearms, actors will hold sandbags for promo shots that are later photoshopped out. To look really jacked before a scene, it's not uncommon for actors to lift weights to get a nice swole look going.
That aesthetic bodybuilders refer to as "competition ready" isn't all that sustainable, which can be difficult for some people to reconcile with.
Henry Cavill talked about the ridiculously high expectations that come with looking like prime-shirtless Superman on camera. "I tell myself, ‘Mate, you’re a mess. If you were to meet a bird out in a bar and bring her home, she’s expecting Superman. This is not Superman and she’s going to be mega-disappointed.'"
It seems like fellow DC-star Jason Momoa is now facing that same criticism after people saw a paparazzi photo of the man while he was on vacation with his wife, Lisa Bonet, and their kids.
One of Momoa's defining features is his muscular build, and he pushed himself to the limits for his roles in Justice League and Aquaman. Just like professional athletes who go nuts during training camp, Momoa has an off-season where he allows himself to indulge in the things he had to deprive himself of while keeping his body "camera-ready."
But some people on the internet either just don't get that, or are so jealous of Momoa's body that they're quick to insult and point out the second he doesn't look like a literal drawn character from a comic book.
People claimed that they didn't "have a crush anymore" on the actor after seeing the photo that was uploaded to US Weekly's Instagram account. Others started commenting on his "dad belly" and that he was "doughy."
Other people chalked up his ripped physique as Aquaman to "CGI," but there were plenty of commenters who challenged the haters to upload photos of their own bodies.
more knowledgeable people pointed out just how difficult it is to maintain a "superhero" physique and that it generally isn't cool to make fun of someone's body publicly on the internet.
Why don't you look at the photo of the actor here and judge for yourself. This is what people are calling "out of shape."
Anyone who's had any experience in weight-cutting or fitness industry before-and-after photos knows that a solid 45-minute workout, some good lighting, and not drinking water for a couple of hours will make him look pretty darn close to the peak-training mode Aquaman everyone ogled over.