Remember back in 2019 when Kumail Nanjiani shared that super ripped photo of himself on Instagram? Well it seems like a lot of people on Twitter don't. The Silicon Valley star had been getting swole for Marvel's Eternals, and his dramatic transformation was talked about for what felt like years. It shouldn't be news that stars get in shape for Marvel movies, but after Nanjiani shared a photo from his holiday in quarantine, people on Twitter decided it was time to do what they do best: debate his physical appearance.
The photo in question features Nanjiani in front of a plate of food, jaw looking exceptionally cut - to the point where Twitter users began accusing the actor of using steroids. Most of the jokes were absurd and in good fun, but the mockery struck other users as a tad racist. We don't see people scrutinizing Chris Pratt's transformation from flabby Andy from Parks and Recreation to jacked Starlord, do we? While we do think the attacks might be a little unfair, we're really just here for the jokes. If anything, we're jealous of Nanjiani's diesel bod. And more than that? We're psyched for Eternals.
whe you’re having a normal dinner and not on the verge of exploding pic.twitter.com/l2fHpWV1Tw— MOSCHINODORITO (@moschinodorito) January 3, 2021
Silicon Valley the Movie is gonna be 🔥. pic.twitter.com/2dNyFXjYWb— Jake West (@lordjakewest) January 3, 2021
January 3, 2021
Kumail Nanjiani steroid face kills me every time pic.twitter.com/MWykmMS9fQ— Matt (@blackmilosevic) January 3, 2021
"This is going to be a transformative role for you, Kumail"— Paul Hundred, GED (@paul_hundred) January 3, 2021
"Ok but no steroids. I want this to be all me."
"We're gonna suck all the fat out of your face, render it into bars of soap, and implant them back into your face to max out your jawline. It'll be all natural. All you." pic.twitter.com/QGCkgKrqPF
PEOPLE TRIED TO CANCEL ME FOR SAYING HE DID STEROIDS https://t.co/ZMMwx3JS05— rachel (@rachelmillman) January 3, 2021
"Yes, I am comedian and co-star of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley Kumail Nanjiani, how could you tell?" pic.twitter.com/ApajaLPxlZ— Ginzo Ball (@GinzoBall) January 3, 2021
Chris Pratt can bulk up for a marvel movie and everyone is cool with is.— Michelle (@meesh_llegos) January 3, 2021
Kumail Nanjiani does it and people call him “grotesque” and assume he’s using steroids.
I hate it here. pic.twitter.com/9LSfvreUtc
Funny how Kumail Nanjiani gets jacked and fit for a lead role as an immortal in a comic book movie that a normal man of his ethnicity wouldn’t get and gets made into memes and made fun of but white men like Bale and Chris Patt play with their weight for roles and get praised.— Eternals Updates (@UPDATESETERNALS) January 3, 2021
Henry Cavill was able to get HUGE for man of steel without steroids. He has said this publicly.— valerie complex @ fried & laid to the side (@ValerieComplex) January 4, 2021
So it’s impossible that Kumail Nanjiani had the same result from hard work and exercise? And Cavill looks slightly larger than Nanjiani at 1 point?
Sounds like racism is afoot. pic.twitter.com/NagaC7nPjN
The Kumail Nanjiani thing makes me very sad. Our culture has created a system where people attempt to conform to impossible beauty standards to a point where it starts to render them unrecognizable, and then we mock and shame them. Men are not exempt from this.— Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) January 3, 2021
whenever a celebrity like kumail nanjiani gets really jacked for an action movie and says “I did this because I was paid to do it, it’s unrealistic for people to look like this” its like, ok thanks for bragging dude. tell me how I can get paid to do it then.— Patrick Doran (@lunch_enjoyer) January 2, 2021
wow i can’t believe kumail nanjiani’s transformation for this marvel movie pic.twitter.com/foytALg9Rx— krat (@KWholesaler) January 3, 2021
A roided-up Kumail Nanjiani crushing his Thanos Funko Pop with one veiny hand.— matt christman (@cushbomb) January 3, 2021
I keep a Kumail Nanjiani in the attic. With every vice I indulge or misdeed I commit, he grows ever more grotesque, all the while my remaining unchanged.— Sridhar Ramesh (@RadishHarmers) January 3, 2021
The discourse surrounding Kumail Nanjiani’s physique has me thinking about this today. pic.twitter.com/epKcQcr62q— DoctorHotdogs (@DoctorHotdogs) January 4, 2021