‘The Good Place’ Star Jameela Jamil Just Slammed the Media for Adding Fuel to the Taylor Swift/Kardashian Feud
You may recognize actress, Jameela Jamil for her role as Tahani on NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy The Good Place. However, she is nothing like her character in real life, aside from also wanting to continue to become a better person than she was yesterday.
Jamil describes herself as ‘a feminist-in-progress’ and is a body liberation advocate. Read on to find out why she called the media out on adding fuel to the fire between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, and herself.
Swift praises Jamil for making a difference in the world
First, Swift recently praised Jamil for supporting “body neutrality” on a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe. The body neutrality movement encourages both men and women not to judge other people on their bodies. It also focuses on loving yourself for who you are inside.
Jamil describes the movement on Instagram like this, “I want to be free of my body. Body Positivity is something those who are societally and even medically discriminated against for the size, and it’s an incredibly important movement that moves alongside the much needed fat acceptance movement.”
Swift feels that most of her career has been spent trying to prove herself to the people who kept saying she does not deserve to be in the industry.
“Thank God we’ve had #MeToo movements and moments where we’re looking at ourselves as a society, and we’re looking at internalized misogyny. We’re looking at the way we treat critiquing women’s bodies,” Swift told Lowe.
She praised Jamil during the interview, saying, “We have amazing women out there like Jameela Jamil.” She went on to talk about how Jamil is making a difference by spreading body positivity.
The media tried to bring the Kardashians into the praise from Swift, but Jamil clapped back
Then, when Yahoo wrote the article about Swift praising Jamil, they referenced Jamil as a “Kardashian critic.”
The writer went into detail further about Jamil in the article, “The TV star has gained attention for critiquing celebrities like Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian for creating a warped view of what a woman’s body should look like with heavily edited social media photos.”
As a result, Jamil immediately posted the article on Twitter, with the caption, “Guys… Kim has *nothing* to do with this. Is there not a way to just leave it at one girl championing another girl, without somehow turning it into a high school catfight? It’s such toxic messaging for and about girls.”
The Good Place star does not want to bash other people. She wants to encourage others to love themselves inside and out. Leave body image out of it.
In conclusion, Jamil wants the media to forget about who said what and praise the fact that women are applauding other women for taking a stand.
Jamil does not want to take a stand alone
She recently explained that she does not want the glory for heading up the body positivity movement. The star does not want to do it alone. That’s why she founded iWeigh. She invites others who are sick of women being judged by their weight to stand up with her.
Jamil’s company, iWeigh, recently won a big fight on Instagram. She wrote, “As of now, if you’re under 18, you will no longer be exposed to any diet/detox products, and for all other ages, all fad products that have bogus, unrealistic claims will be taken down and easy to report.”
To find out more about Jamil’s body positivity movement, visit her on Instagram or Twitter.