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Channing Tatum says Magic Mike is an unrealistic body type

“To be in that kind of shape is not natural”
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Channing Tatum recently expressed on the Kelly Clarkson show how difficult it was to maintain his physique for the hit movie Magic Mike. 

After Kelly Clarkson displayed a shirtless photo of the star and complimented him on his physique, he said it was “not natural”. 

“That might be the reason why I didn’t want to do a third [movie] because I have to look like that.”

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Kelly asked Tatum if he worked out every day and he responded by saying “no” and expressed how difficult it is to look like he did in the photo.

“No, but it’s hard to look like [that] even if you do work out – to be in that kind of shape is not natural,” the actor said. 

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Channing Tatum recently expressed on the Kelly Clarkson show how difficult it was to maintain his physique for the hit movie Magic Mike. (Credit: Getty)

Kelly then asked about his diet and if he had to “eat so well”.

Tatum replied saying his diet to be in that shape “wasn’t even healthy”.

“’Well’ is not even, that’s not even healthy, you have to starve yourself. I don’t think when you’re that lean that it’s healthy.”

“Truly, I don’t know how people that work a nine-to-five actually stay in shape because it’s my full-time job and I can barely do it,” he continues. 

“If you work out twice a day, you have to eat completely right at a certain time. It’s a specific thing.”

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Since the interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Channing was praised online by a body positivity campaigner about how powerful his message was. 

Alex Light, who now campaigns against diet culture, took to social media and said Tatum’s responses were “why we just cannot compare our bodies to celebrity bodies”.

“For many of them, achieving these kinds of bodies and maintaining these kinds of bodies is literally a full-time job,” she said in a TikTok.

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Tatum replied saying his diet to be in that shape “wasn’t even healthy”. (Credit: Getty)

“I love that now, some celebrities are being honest and transparent about this rather than the years we’ve spent reading that celebrities get their shape by drinking lots of water and doing a weekly hike,” she continues.

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