Vin Diesel Calls Out 'Dad Bod' Body-Shamers

By using his 6-pack abs, of course
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2015 10:26 AM CDT
Vin Diesel Calls Out 'Dad Bod' Body-Shamers
This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto in a scene from "Furious 7."   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Scott Garfield)

Last week, Vin Diesel raised some eyebrows when he was photographed sporting a "dad bod," aka a bit of a softer gut than that to which his fans are accustomed. But Sunday while in New York to promote his latest film, 48-year-old Diesel hit back at the haters, People reports. "It is amazing the response from the journalists who I have been talking to for the last two days in New York. Today one wanted to see the dad bod. Haha. I am wondering if I should show the picture... Body-shaming is always wrong! What do you think?" he wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of him looking fit, but fully clothed.

In the next shot, he is, of course, shirtless and flaunting six-pack abs. "The pic from yesterday... For those who wanted the show... For all the angels that love dad bod regardless," he wrote. Click to see the dad bod picture or Diesel's follow-up shots. (More Vin Diesel stories.)

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