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Fans Clap Back After Kumail Nanjiani Is Hit With Racist Criticism For Bulking Up For Marvel Film

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If you’ve been on actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s Instagram at all in the past year, you’ve probably noticed he doesn’t look quite the same as he did when starring in Silicon Valley and the Oscar-nominated The Big Sick. 

Thanks to a full-body transformation for an upcoming new superhero role, Nanjiani has instead spent the last year totally ripped and sometimes even glistening.

Check him out in a post from back in December 2019.


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As the post’s caption stated, Nanjiani—with some serious professional help—endured the transformation to prepare for his upcoming role in Marvel’s The Eternalswhich is set for release in late 2021.

And while that post sent many people fawning over the star’s new look, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Nanjiani.

In response to his recent New Year’s post, the actor faced a barrage of unfounded accusations he was using steroids, according to the New York Post and the Daily Dot.


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But supporters of Nanjiani—who is Pakistani-American—stepped up to put all the haters in their place.

They cited the distinct double standard behind people’s steroid accusations. 

It looks like Nanjiani, who clearly spends a good amount of time working out each day, can rely on plenty of fans and supporters to have his back while trolls abound across the internet at all hours.

Eric Spring

Written by Eric Spring

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