Jameela Jamil Dragged TF Out Of Kim Kardashian Over ‘’Body Image Issues’’

Jameela Jamil is no stranger to calling out other celebrities on Instagram and the KarJenners sisters are certainly no exception to the rule—especially when it comes to promoting diet and eating disorder culture. Furthermore, she has also criticized several celebs for helping to uphold unrealistic standards of beauty by displaying problematic behavior to their hundreds of millions of followers, many of whom are young women. 

But on June 24th, Jameela Jamil really hit the nail on the head in pointing out that Kim Kardashian likely isn’t aware that she’s being as damaging to young people’s minds as her idols were to her own. 

This happened after Kim shared a video of her wearing the famous Theirry Mugler corset for the 2019 Met Gala. The video showed just how tiny Kim’s waistline was, and prompted Jameela to take action and address the issue on her own IG. 

She started off the post with, “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,” and continue, ‘’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’’. 

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Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession […] 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

The 34-years-old actress and activist then went on to observe that that the way the KarJenners are doing the most to look pretty was because of how they were treated by the media—this includes some of their ridiculous beauty standards, and Jameela herself, understands this, saying, ’’This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinized her and her sisters over their appearances’’. 

Following some more choice words, Jameela encouraged her followers to “Block. Mute. Delete. Repeat.” She also added, “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 sh*t without you.” Read her full statement here: 

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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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