Jason Momoa Found An Alternative Use For His Dadbod — A Billboard To Spread An Important Message

    After being asked about body-shaming comments, Jason decided to flip the script and use the negativity for good.

    Jason Momoa is using his much-talked-about dadbod to protest an important issue in Hawaii and it's definitely catching people's attention.

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    It all started when Jason recently took to Instagram to protest against the building of an astronomical observatory and 30-metre telescope in his birthplace of Hawaii.

    The telescope has been a cause of controversy recently as people object to it being built on Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by Hawaiian locals.


    Jason has been a part of the protests against the construction, as has fellow actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who grew up in Honolulu.

    Taking to Instagram to post pictures from a recent protest, Jason wrote the message "TMT + Canary Islands = discovery" across his body. His son had a similar message, saying: "TMT + Mauna Kea = desecration."


    TMT stands for Thirty Meter Telescope. Explaining his point in the caption, Jason revealed that the observatory would be "welcomed" in the Canary Islands instead of Hawaii because of the better conditions.

    "We are the resistance we will never give up," Jason continued in the Instagram caption. "Please leave [our] Mauna alone. You have taken enough from our people."

    But Jason also used the opportunity to poke some fun at recent body-shaming comments, adding #DadBodIsAGreatBillboard to the post.

    You might remember that Jason was recently the subject of a body-shaming debate on social media after he was pictured on vacation in Europe with his family.

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    Fans quickly came to Jason's defence when cruel trolls said he had "let himself go" and needed to "start lifting again".

    However, Jason didn't appear to be paying the haters any mind when he was recently asked about the comments. Instead, he patted his stomach and told TMZ how great his birthday cake had been.


    Jason also added #MahaloTMZForTheIdea to his Instagram post, appearing to thank the publication for asking him about the comments and inspiring him to use his body to spread the message.

    You can read Jason's full Instagram caption here:

    We are the unexpected we are the resistance we will never give up #kapualoha #kukiaimauna TMT you are welcome in Canary Islands the conditions are better and you are welcome there even better the best conditions Morocco but if no one wants u TMT than shoot it to space Please leave or mauna alone. You have taken enough from our people monarchy overthrown. Leave us alone. NO is NO. #dadbodisagreatbillboard #mahaloTMZfortheidea #rebelforlife #wearerebels #MOMOAZ Aloha j.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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