Vin Diesel Responds To ‘Dad Bod’ Body Shaming; ‘I've Had the Best Body in New York for Decades'

By Maria Slither - 23 Oct '15 11:52AM
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Vin Diesel responds to comments from haters criticizing his recent dad bod photo that has gone viral.

That sneaky invasion of privacy feels weird. That's not right. How do I feel about people being so focused on that? I'm okay because I've had the best body in New York City for decades," the Fast and Furious actor told Complex as mentioned in People.

The father-of-three is said to be relaxing shirtless while relaxing in his balcony in his Miami house.

"It's like, dad bod goes viral. Like really? I get it, you know? I mean, a) I don't have to be in front of the camera for a couple months and b) I really am a dad," he continued.

In an interview with BBC Newsbeats via IB Times, the actor also talked about the subject on body-shaming in social media emphasizing its negativity.

"It's a lot of negative stuff. I think that it is ultimately wrong, I think people should be less judgmental and more just loving. You hear people talk about haters all the time, and there are people who process haters differently. I feel sorry for people who have to cut other people down to feel better about themselves," he told the news agency.

The 48-year old actor is currently working on his recent flick, The Last Witch Hunter whose director, Breck Eisner, did not give so much emphasis on his fitness.

"The director didn't believe that there were Gold's Gyms in the 13th century and didn't want me to work out. So this character won't be as chiseled as Riddick, and I am going to be making films long after I grace the covers of Men's Fitness," the actor said as cited in Us Magazine.

As for the current film, the Riddick actor shared some juicy details on its filming specifically on its possibility of having a sequel.

"Well, the top brass of the company were there one day while Michael Caine and I were doing a scene together, and came by the trailer at the end of the day and said, 'Hey, we want to get started with a sequel right away," he said.

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