5 Times Jameela Jamil Called Out Body-Shaming Brilliantly

Jameela Jamil has called out body shaming in an epic way. She is truly a modern day inspiration for all young women and media personalities
5 Times Jameela Jamil Called Out Body-Shaming Brilliantly
Jameela Jamil

We know Jameela Jamil is not just another celebrity. This British Pakistani actress, who has also been a former model, is all set to change society’s obsession with women’s sizes. Jameela is a staunch feminist and believes women cannot be defined by the size of their waste.
Here are our top five picks of Jameela calling out body-shaming.

1. Jameela shouting out on the designers for making tiny sample sizes

‘Fashion sizing rant:  We have to talk about the tiny sample sizes in fashion and the knock off that has on the rest of the world. Everybody you see in this business aren’t just all naturally skinny, some are, but most are taking extreme measures to remain small enough to be in these tiny samples, in order to be shot for the magazines, which we need to do for our careers, to promote our work. Do the designers hate women? Do they hate flesh? Are they just not talented enough to design for something bigger than a miniature magazine? just make the fucking samples big, and clip the dress at the back. That gives all of us options. Don’t just give us one option with nowhere to go, other than to an eating disorder. This is the first time I burst out of a dress on a shoot and I thought “GOOD! That’ll teach you.” We are not the problem. You are not the problem. The system is set up against us.'

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We have to talk about the tiny sample sizes in fashion and the knock off that has on the rest of the world. Everybody you see in this business aren’t just all naturally skinny, some are, but most are taking extreme measures to remain small enough to be in these tiny samples, in order to be shot for the magazines, which we need to do for our careers, to promote our work. Do the designers hate women? Do they hate flesh? Are they just not talented enough to design for something bigger than a miniature magazine? just make the fucking samples big, and clip the dress at the back. That gives all of us options. Don’t just give us one option with nowhere to go, other than to an eating disorder. This is the first time I burst out of a dress on a shoot and I thought “GOOD! That’ll teach you.” We are not the problem. You are not the problem. The system is set up against us.

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2. Not afraid to post her picture with a double chin

4 years deep with this hilarious man. I used to hate the top picture so much because of my “double” chin, and now I realize I was such a dick for that. I’m so happy in that picture and I’m so glad that wonderful day is documented. And I love my chins for being such faithful friends to my biggest laughs. My inner bully is such an arsehole and every day is an exercise to murder it.

3. Subtly mocking the trend of skinny girls pretending they eat everything

Because I thought Instagram just needed one more picture of a slim woman pretending this is her standard diet.

4. A thread on fatphobia and slim privilege

A THREAD on fat-phobia. Those of us with slim privilege have to do more to educate ourselves and each other on the systemic and pervasive abuse against this group of human beings. We need to help this be taken more seriously. I was amazed by the pushback from slim people about this. Some great follows on this topic are people like @yrfatfriend @simonemariposa @meghantonjes

5. Understanding her social responsibility

No wonder why this girl is our favorite. Let us all be the badasses that she is and eat the ice cream we love. There is nothing wrong with a woman’s body but there is something definitely wrong with the system.

You rock, girl!


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