Vin Diesel Talks Body Shaming on 'Good Morning America': "I Can Take It"
"Honestly, I would rather it come to me than somebody else."
On Tuesday's Good Morning America, Vin Diesel addressed his recent experience with body shaming.
Earlier this week the actor Instagrammed a photograph of his abs, after people on the Internet commented on his "dad bod" in a photograph of him shirtless on a balcony. On Good Morning America, Vin Diesel said his recent role in The Last Witch-Hunter involved less time at the gym than some of his other roles.
"The director kept saying, you know, there's no Gold's Gym in the 13th century," said Diesel. As for the criticism he received for his "softer" physique in the balcony photo, the actor said that while he thinks it's wrong to body shame, he can take it.
"Honestly, I would rather it come to me than somebody else," he said. "I can take it."
He added that he started working out as a teenager when he was a bouncer in NYC. "I don't care, really," he said when asked about the insults he received online. "I'm not trying to be in super shape all of the time. I'm trying to master my craft of making films."
"I do think it's wrong to body shame," he continued. "Trolls on the Internet — there are all kinds of atrocities they commit on the Internet."