Jameela has spoken out against the sisters in the past
Former radio presenter Jameela Jamil, shot to face when she was cast as heiress Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s critically acclaimed show The Good Place. However, the British actress might be known more for her online activism for body positivity.
The 33-year-old has made it her life mission to speak her mind, and publicly call out celebrities and their shady endorsements. Jameela’s takedowns have included the Kardashian clan, who she claims make money promoting questionable weight loss products on social media. In a podcast interview, which took place back in August, the actress called the Kardashians double agents for the patriarchy, saying “You are selling us something that doesn’t make us feel good. You’re selling us self-consciousness. The same poison that made you clearly develop some sort of body dysmorphic or facial dysmorphic, you are now pouring back into the world.”
“You’re selling us self-consciousness.” Jameela Jamil explains why she thinks the Kardashians are “double agents for the patriarchy”, in the latest Ways to Change the World podcast. pic.twitter.com/NWHfGH2wNs
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) August 31, 2018
Jameela has been very vocal about her previous struggle with eating disorders and has used her platform to address issues related to body issues. Most recently, she responded to Khloe’s promotion of Flat Tummy shakes, calling her out for being dishonest with her followers. The full comment reads as follows:
“If you’re too irresponsible to:
a) Own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather that than this laxative product… And
b) Tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren’t healthy. Side effects such as: Possible Flat Tummy Tea side effects are cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea and dehydration… Then I guess I have to. It’s incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That’s the media’s fault. But now please don’t put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you have been hurt.
You’re a smart woman. Be smarter than this.”
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However, despite Jameela’s constant criticism, the Kardashians have kept mum, that it until late last week. In an all encompassing feature published by the New York Times ahead of the premiere of their latest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the sisters finally responded to the comments regarding their endorsements and we have to say, it sounded pretty unapologetic.
“I don’t live in that negative energy space. Ninety per cent of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are,” Khloe Kardashian said when asked about Jameela’s comment. The youngest Kardashian sister also pointed out that she has never had a personal chef and that she is well aware that not everyone can afford such a luxury. “Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move …” she explained.
Kim also stood up for herself, listing her endorsements, defending each of them. Speaking on the teeth whitening ads, she said: “I don’t have veneers. People really think that!” Moreover, she pointed out that family is the reason why she accepts to do promotional work, “If there is work that is really easy that doesn’t take away from our kids, that’s like a huge priority, if someone was faced with the same job opportunities, I think they would maybe consider. You’re going to get backlash for almost everything so as long as you like it or believe in it or it’s worth it financially, whatever your decision may be, as long as you’re okay with that.”
However, it seems like the actress didn’t find the sisters comments convincing, as she shared them on Instagram, writing, “The Kardashians need to check their moral compasses, because they appear to be broken.” It is worth noting that the Kardashian’s aren’t the only celebrities that she has called out, she also commented on one of Cardi B’s posts where was promoting potentially dangerous products like the Detox Tea.
The Good Place actress also runs @i_weigh, which is a popular Instagram account, which is described as a movement. The page, which has more than half a million followers, encourages women and men to weigh themselves in order of their accomplishments and achievements.
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