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Chris Hemsworth finally responded to many fans’ accusations of fat-shaming his normally muscular character Thor’s new, heavier appearance in “Avengers: Endgame” from earlier this year.

“He’s making jokes about himself, though, wasn’t he?” he said to Variety at the world premiere of “Men in Black: International.”

“Endgame” surprised almost everyone by introducing “Lebowski Thor” (as Hemsworth previously described him). After failing to kill the supervillain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thor sank into a depression for most of the latest movie and his appearance was altered from his hair to his consumption of alcohol. Due to the drastic change in his character’s look and personality, he became the butt of several jokes in the movie.

“I think that was a perfect description of where Thor was in his life at that time. I love that version of Thor. There’s a vulnerability to that character and to that version that I think we hadn’t seen before. He was going through some hard times, and that’s his physical expression of that. I think he embodied that,” Hemsworth said. “The first time I read the script, I loved the fact that he went, ‘This is who I am, this is how I’m feeling, this is what I’m doing.’ I think it’s fantastic.”

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