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Leonardo DiCaprio, 46, body shamed for ‘dad bod’

On Tuesday, paparazzi photos of Leonardo DiCaprio were published in major outlets including BuzzFeed, People, Daily Mail, Page Six and more. He’s seen walking on the beach with friend Emile Hirsch in Malibu, Calif., both of them shirtless.

DiCaprio, who is 46, was described by multiple publications as having a “dad bod,” defined by Urban Dictionary as a male body type that is best described as “softly round,” and commenters called him “pudgy,” “flabby,” and said that while he’s “still handsome” it might be time to “invest in some bigger shorts.”

Celebrities being subjected to body-shaming is all too common. However, typically, it’s female stars who face the brunt of internet trolling online, as actresses’ figures have been scrutinized, criticized and mocked for decades.

But the response to DiCaprio’s beach body demonstrates that body-shaming is definitely a reality for male celebrities as well. And the Titanic actor is hardly the only famous dude to get treated in such a negative way — just ask Ben Affleck, Chris Pratt, James Corden, and, yes, even Jason Momoa.

Melissa J. Pereau, MD, a medical director and psychiatrist at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, has noted that body-shaming happens to every type of person and regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation, being the victim can have a severe effect on your mental health. Read from source….