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Vin Diesel Muses on Body Shaming and Dad Bods on Instagram With Expected Results

Hats off–or is that shirts off–to Vin Diesel for his Instagram musings on body shaming and dad bods. After an unflattering paparazzi photo of him hanging out on his balcony in Miami made the rounds, he found he was being questioned by media folks about his “new dad bod,” with all of them asking where his six pack went. Diesel’s reaction?

Today, one [journalist] wanted to see the dad bod. Haha. I am wondering if I should show the picture… Body-shaming is always wrong!

Dude, hell yes. Preach it, oh dieselest of Diesels. Of course, he didn’t stop there.

Well, that’s nice. This dad bod sure is one hell of a father figure.

I’ll show myself out.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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