After a photo of Jason Momoa on vacation appeared in US Weekly recently, the internet had a minor freakout that the ripped star of Aquaman seemed to have a “Dad Bod.”
Though his muscles weren’t as ultra-defined as they might have been for his blockbuster movies, the actor was still in excellent shape, leading many to criticize the unhealthy standards placed upon the actor.
Twitter quickly rushed to Momoa’s defense!
When you see Jason Momoa getting body shamed for having a “dad bod” pic.twitter.com/oPjCCXornW
— Damon Cole (@iamdamoncole) July 25, 2019
Were people really body shaming Jason Momoa last week? My coworker just told me about it. Dad bod? Really?
Social media is a disease.
— Vin (@905habsfan) July 23, 2019
In the wake of the controversy, TMZ approached Momoa at an airport and asked him about his “Dad Bod.”
He had the perfect response.
He wasn’t joking around about the birthday cake, by the way!
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FUCKING MADA. @realdealmada My piece of shit friend knows I hate surprises but he keeps getting me and I fucking love/hate him every time he does it. Well I’m almost 40 and all my friends in London showed up to surprise me. I love you all. Check out what @da_bray made on our YouTube channel. He’s also a fucking asshole. Enjoy. Aloha j. Big massive mahalos to @guinnessus @rosewoodlondon @edible.by.aggy #40lookgood
If Momoa’s dad bod was wrong, many people didn’t want to be right.
I really still can't get over the idea people think he's let himself go. Some men just want to watch the world burn. https://t.co/VQNTd3taye
— Mel Evans (@melevans) July 30, 2019
— Brenda Kross (@brendakross) July 30, 2019
Momoa isn’t going to let some random trolls on Twitter bring him down.
Because he knows he's still hench. https://t.co/CQhHsTLGBQ
— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) July 30, 2019
Pretty sure Jason Momoa’s “dad bod” is better than most people’s gym bod. Soooooo, ponder that twitter trolls. 🤣
— Chrissy Lynn (@chrissybrowne11) July 21, 2019
In the meantime, we could all be better about how we talk about people and their bodies.
Body-shaming is never okay on all genders.
— Thresea Taylor (@TaylorThresea) July 24, 2019
Lol if you seriously think Mamoa cares
— Jake Anderson (@jande82) July 24, 2019
People need to grow up and leave others alone. Geeze!!
— Debbie Shelton (@DebbieS47040850) July 24, 2019
Most men would kill for Momoa’s “dad bod.”
If people are pissed off about Jason Momoa’s dad bod, then they will be hella disappointed over my dad bod!
— Alfredo Gallegos☸ (@FunwithAlfredo) July 21, 2019
I hit the gym in pursuit of having a “Jason Momoa” Dad Bod. #BeachBody2020
— Richard R. Dogwood (@OurvydasSabonis) July 22, 2019
Frankly, pretty much anyone would kill for Momoa’s dad bod.
If you think Jason Momoa has dad bod, please give me your dad’s phone number.
— The Volatile Mermaid (is on vacation) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 19, 2019
I would gladly have Jason Momoa’s dad bod. Take that however you want.
— Liam O'Brien (@VoiceOfOBrien) July 11, 2019
Happy Birthday to the King of the Seas himself!
He’s not going to let any randos get in the way of his celebration.
happy birthday 🍺🍺
— 🇳🇵subas dhakal⚽ (@InnocentSubas) July 30, 2019