The fitness regimen for superhero action stars is grueling, and given its intensity, many stars return to a more regular body shape in between films. Such is the case of Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who received body-shaming this week after showing off his so-called “dad bod.”
As Cosmopolitan reports, a flurry of commentary emerged from fans after US Weekly posted a photo of a shirtless Momoa, who was vacationing in Venice with his wife, Lisa Bonet, and their children. The actor, who sported a slightly more rounded look than he did as superhero Aquaman or warrior king Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, was criticized by some in the post’s comments section, with one user bluntly writing, "Omg, what happened to the abs?"
A number of other commenters, however, were far more positive. The most-liked comment on the post, for example, noted that Momoa “Still has a better body then [sic] 90% of people commenting.” Outside of the post itself, other social media users spoke out in support of Momoa, with one Twitter user comparing Momoa’s body to “a Spartan warrior” and another ruminating on the loose application of the term “dad bod” in the first place.
Momoa, for his part, seems to either have ignored or not noticed the discussion, posting several photos to Instagram to chart the highlights of his Venice trip.
If you ask us, we’re glad that Momoa is above all the hate--it doesn’t seem particularly deserved. Now, we’ve just got to figure out whatever workout routine he's on to get a "dad bod" that looks that good.