Marvel’s superhero workout routine and diet have done wonders for a lot of actors who are preparing for their respective projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The latest actor to undergo a drastic body transformation is Kumail Nanjiani who is gearing up for his debut as Kingo in Eternals but some people question his methods for achieving his ripped physique.
If you’ve been following Nanjiani’s career all these years, you’re well aware that the Pakistani-American comedian isn’t the most chiseled actor in Hollywood. In fact, he’s always looked pretty “husky” and in bad physical shape which is why his sudden and massive physical transformation came as a major shock to everyone.
Unsurprisingly, Kumail gained a lot of critics over the last couple of months and most of them are beyond convinced that the 42-year-old actor is taking the easy way out to achieve his muscular physique, even going as far as accusing him of taking in steroids to pack on some serious muscle and be ripped to shreds.
The Stuber actor has yet to address the issue but fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe quickly came to his defense. Check out some of the reactions below:
Chris Evans gets jacked for Captain America: “????”
Chris Hemsworth gets jacked for Thor: “????”
Chris Pratt gets jacked for Star-Lord: “????”
Kumail Nanjiani gets jacked for Eternals: “He’s clearly using steroids”
I can’t qwhite see what’s the difference.
— alias (@itsjustanx) January 3, 2021
seeing how much kumail nanjiani is being ridiculed & body shamed as he gets ready for his marvel role is really fucked considering white men in marvel are idolized & don’t get asked if they’re on steroids
— farzeen ? (@farzeenather) January 4, 2021
Oh cool people praising Chris Pratt for getting jacked. But when kumail nanjiani he gets called gross and people think he’s on steroids. ?♀️?♀️?♀️
— Felicity (@Felicitykate) January 4, 2021
People on the internet are being very unfair to my friend Kumail Nanjiani. They say the shape of his face has changed, and yet my jaw line did the opposite of that when I turned 30, all on its own. No steroids!
— Boogaloo Cromwell (@AdamWoodhead) January 5, 2021
Racial aspects aside, it’s silly that people would think Kumail Nanjiani potentially using steroids for a role is a moral issue. Steroids are a problem in sports because it skews fairness – if an actor needs to exhibit strength beyond a human level, it’s their body/their choice.
— TheBestDavy (@TheBestDavy) January 5, 2021
If you think Kumail Nanjiani is using steroids for his transformation, you are racist. Even if he was using steroids, he was still doing more to better himself than you you fucking ugly potato ass good for nothing lopsided titty havin egg head incel bigot micropenis bitchass hoe
— Hai (@urmomsabighoe) January 6, 2021
if you think kumail nanjiani is on steroids after him openly speaking about his training for the eternals that finished filming in 2019 get your head outta your ass body shaming is not the move
— anish (@sithshailar) January 3, 2021
To his credit, Kumail has been documenting his progress on social media and it doesn’t look like he’s cheating to achieve his desired look. It’s unfair to accuse him of anything without hard evidence especially if he’s busting his you-know-what on a regular basis. I mean, if guys like Paul Rudd and Chris Pratt were able to transform their bodies to fit their superhero roles, so can Nanjiani. This shouldn’t be an issue at all.
The MCU’s Eternals drops this November.