Jameela Jamil Calls Out Kim Kardashian Again and Fans Are Confused

Jameela Jamil is no stranger to calling out other celebrities on Instagram and Kim Kardashian West and her sisters are certainly no exception to the rule. Jamil has often critiqued the KarJenners for promoting diet and eating disorder culture. Furthermore, she has criticized them for helping to uphold unrealistic standards of beauty by displaying problematic behavior to their hundreds of millions of followers, many of who are young women.

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Because Jamil has been consistent with calling the Kardashians/Jenners out on her Instagram and Twitter pages, fans often look to her to speak out whenever the reality TV stars seem to be promoting unhealthy behaviors. A good example of this happened back in January of 2020 after Khloé Kardashian was promoting “Flat Tummy” meal replacement shakes on her Instagram page.

Jameela Jamil has a history of calling out the Kardashians/Jenners on Twitter and Instagram

“#ad Ok… I’ve posted with @flattummyco’s Shakes in the past and YES, I also use a personal trainer and nutritionist, but THESE SHAKES WORK to help get your tummy back to flat. Trust me you guys… Go get 25% off the same Shakes I drink,” Khloé wrote in a since-deleted post to her millions of fans. Jamil quickly reposted Khloé’s ad with a caption of her own. “Blah blah blah eating disorder culture blah blah,The Good Place actress wrote before facetiously questioning if Khloé was poor and needed the money she was getting from the ad.

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IS SHE POOR?

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On June 23, 2020, Kardashian West took to her Instagram page to share a video of her wearing a corset that made her waist look non-existent. Naturally, Jamil had many fans looking to her to comment on Kardashian West’s latest video. The day the video came out, Jamil took to her Twitter and stated that she didn’t need to point out the reasons it was dangerous and toxic anymore because people already knew that for themselves. Then she shifted focus to more important things like police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.

‘The Good Place’ actress addresses Kim Kardashian West’s corset video

But despite Jamil’s stance, people continued to ask her about the corset video. On June 24, 2020, Jamil decided to repost the photo on her Instagram page to address it further. “I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this. The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do,” the model and actress began.

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Jamil continued on to tell people to exercise their power and stop giving the KarJenners the platform to perpetuate damaging behavior. “You’re the boss and none of them are sh*t without you. THE PATRIARCHY WANTS US TO FOCUS ON OUR WEIGHT INSTEAD OF POWER, EQUALITY, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM. FU*K ANYONE WHO ENCOURAGES THIS. BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists, and comedians instead,❤️” Jamil wrote, after saying that Kardashian West had body image issues.

Some of Jamil’s fans believe she undermined her own point

While many people agreed with the sentiments of Jamil’s Instagram post, they also felt that she managed to undermine her post by circulating Kardashian West’s photo. They felt that she was exposing Kardashian West’s image to people who likely wouldn’t have seen it anyway. “I get her point but like…isn’t it kind of weird and unhelpful to tell people to not pay attention to her/the photo by also…reposting the photo?” one person questioned.

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I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this. The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done. I havent been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans… then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me. Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession. This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinized her and her sisters over their appearances. She isn’t actively trying to harm you. She’s just so harmed and deluded into thinking this is what SHE needs to look like to be special and beautiful and she’s spilling it out onto her following. Is this wrong? YES. But I’m not sure she realizes that she’s doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal. We grew up in the era of Heroin Chic, where we were told you HAD to look like an addict starving to death, so to go from that..to being bullied about your body by the world? This toxicity from someone who is smart and knows better, is a sign that this is harm she can’t stop doing. So there’s no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don’t let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have. You’re the boss and none of them are shit without you. THE PATRIARCHY WANTS US TO FOCUS ON OUR WEIGHT INSTEAD OF POWER, EQUALITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM. FUCK ANYONE WHO ENCOURAGES THIS. BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead❤️

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“I feel like she didn’t need to actually repost the image, at least not with some kind of text on top of it. When I saw this on my feed I was taken aback because I don’t follow Kim, I definitely wouldn’t have seen this image if Jameela hadn’t reposted it,” another person argued. Others chimed in that Jamil encouraging fans not to pay attention to the KarJenners is pointless if she is going to repost their images herself. Clearly, fans are confused by the way Jamil addressed this particular situation. But, at least people are talking about how unhealthy and damaging corsets are.