Jameela Jamil is not letting Kim Kardashian and her famous sisters live their best lives in peace. The 34-year-old host of The Misery Index has a problem with how the popular ladies deal with body image.
Jameela has been honest about her goals in going after the reality TV icons; she wants them to be more aware of their following and the potentially dangerous aspects of some of their moves.
This week, Kanye West’s wife shared the photo of a corset she wore at the 2019 Met Gala. Most people found that Kim took things too far, and that the image was not achievable for most women.
Fans of The Good Place actress wanted to hear her thoughts on Kim’s post, and she did not hold back with her reaction.
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The @hollywoodreporter asked me to shoot my morning routine as part of their comedy actress round table shoot. Instead I shot Tahani’s. She’s why I got to do this and so it was in tribute to that crazy bench. The kind of slim influencer who just loves to show off how much cake she eats. Taken by my friend @joshinfilm
In a lengthy post on Instagram, she wrote: “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.”
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Just found this in my phone from my special trip to London last year to meet w Mr. Pearl. I wore a corset like this for the Met Ball for my @manfredthierrymugler Camp look but the corset was misplaced that night 🤦🏻♀️ and I want it so badly preserved for my archive that I flew to London to have another made. We also might have started making a few more costumes including my special 40th bday staging. Can’t wait to show you the video LOOKSSSS we’ve been cooking up ✨ ✨
She continued with: “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.”
The model concluded with: “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❤️.”
Some critics argue that Cancel Culture has taken things in a very uncomfortable place where there is no compassion, grace, and possibility for redemption.