The actor was accused of using steroids after posting some holiday photos
Kumail Nanjiani has been bulking up for over a year, preparing for his upcoming role in Marvel's The Eternals. Unfortunately, controversy has recently sparked over some pictures the actor posted back in December.
On Christmas Day, Nanjiani shared pictures of him and his wife Emily Gordon enjoying their socially distant holidays, watching Christmas movies, and eating cake. However, this casual photos raised a few eyebrows.
While some fans gushed over the actor's new body, others expressed their concern with the possibility that Nanjiani was using steroids. "The Kumail Nanjiani thing makes me very sad", a Twitter user wrote.
The Silicon Valley star has been very open about his obsession with bodybuilding growing up, and how it gave him a tinge of body dysmorphia. Nanjiani also spoke about his fitness journey on Dax Shepard's podcast Armchar Expert, and mentioned that his body transformation was possible because Marvel provided him with the best trainers and dietitians.
In addition to this, the 2020 pandemic and social isolation provided the actor with a lot of free time —which he used to work out.