Vin Diesel shuts down 'dad bod' body shamers

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13 October 2015

Actor Vin Diesel has called out "body shamers" with a picture of his six pack.

The father-of-three has been busy promoting The Last Witch Hunter but unfortunately not everyone is focusing on his work. Instead he was papped shirtless in Miami in October, with publications commenting on his "dad body". Now the 48-year-old star has made a genius move, using Instagram to share a picture of his toned stomach. "The pic from yesterday... For those who wanted the show... For all the angels that love dad bod regardless... I will post an exclusive video on my Facebook when I am done with press today. #LastWitchHunter #HappyCreative (sic)" he posted.

He also added a snap of himself in a black T-shirt, his muscly arms on display. And on very serious note, he challenged whether it's ever OK to make someone feel bad about the way they look.

"It is amazing the response from the journalists who I have been talking to for the last two days in New York. Today one wanted to see the dad bod. Haha. I am wondering if I should show the picture... Body-shaming is always wrong! What do you think? #LastWitchHunter (sic)," he queried.

Fans reacted positively, with many saying how good he looks and some even declaring their love. It's not too different to a post model Gigi Hadid shared last week (beg05Oct15). After haters commented on her curves, the runway star inspired others with a post on Instagram, which many others in the industry applauded her for.

“These are obviously also people that don’t think of you as an actual human with actual feelings, which I think is a really big problem right now in social media,” she told “There are people who feel like they’re able to hide behind their usernames and their private accounts, who feel like they can say whatever they want and it won’t affect anyone.

"I try not to pay attention to it that much, but it got to a point where I started to feel self-conscious about certain things - in the way that I felt that my walk, for example, is unique and I also felt like I needed to improve it. When you see that people are not only saying [negative things] but are saying them in a very, very hurtful way, you start to pay more attention to it.”

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