Jameela Jamil slams tributes to ‘fat-phobic misogynist’ Karl Lagerfeld

Jameela Jamil has branded late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday (19Feb19), a “fat-phobic misogynist”.The designer, who is considered one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, died aged 85 – rep…

Jameela Jamil has branded late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday (19Feb19), a “fat-phobic misogynist”.

The designer, who is considered one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, died aged 85 – reportedly from pancreatic cancer. His death prompted widespread tributes from fashion stars and celebrities across the globe, with Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Naomi Campbell, and Cara Delevingne among those to pay their respects.

However, Jamil, who has found fame in the U.S. in show The Good Place, labelled German-born Lagerfeld, who once called singer Adele “a little too fat”, a “fat-phobic misogynist”.

Jamil shared her thoughts on the designer after linking to an article posted by website wearyourvoicemag.com, entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences For Karl Lagerfeld.

“I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon,” she tweeted. “A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person,” she added candidly in a second tweet hours after Lagerfeld’s death.

The 32-year-old actress received plenty of support from her 600,000 plus Twitter followers. However, some did question whether or not she’d ever called out the designer when he was alive – to which she responded, “It was heavily reported.”

She later said she plans to write an essay on the subject, adding: “How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this.”

Lagerfeld is the latest target of Jamil, who has positioned herself as a campaigner and advocate for women’s body positivity. She has been a vocal critic of Kim Kardashian, criticising the reality star for using her influential platform to promote appetite suppressants and weight loss products.

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Jameela Jamil’s body image struggles led her to front Aerie campaign

Actress Jameela Jamil was motivated by her own self esteem issues to join the body positive campaign launched by bosses at intimates brand Aerie. The Good Place star, 32, recently joined her peers Busy Philipps and Samira Wiley for the latest shoot in…

Actress Jameela Jamil was motivated by her own self esteem issues to join the body positive campaign launched by bosses at intimates brand Aerie.

The Good Place star, 32, recently joined her peers Busy Philipps and Samira Wiley for the latest shoot in the #AerieREAL Role Models movement to help inspire young women to have a healthy self image.

The stars are helping to promote the brand’s stance against photoshopping promo pictures and Jamil couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of spreading a message of self-acceptance.

“I wanted to work with Aerie because they’re one of the only brands I’ve ever seen actually take inclusion seriously, and it’s not performative,” she tells Elle. “It runs throughout the entire brand: their desire to reflect, on their website and in their stores, what we see outside in everyday life, which just never happens.

“Seeing people from all walks of life and all ages modeling underwear and modeling clothes was just such a breath of fresh air. When I walked into their store I realised how much I could’ve benefited from having a store like that and a company like that when I was younger, so I was very excited to be a part of it.”

The British-born beauty has been open about her own self-image struggles and learning to take care of her body after battling an eating disorder.

“I also stopped menstruating when I had an eating disorder, so my body has been in jeopardy so many times that I’ve, frankly, by the age of 30, a little bit late but better late than never, learned to treat it with lots of kindness and respect,” she shares.

Jamil has had to work hard to stop her own negative thoughts regarding her appearance, aiming to become her “own best friend”.

“I don’t talk s**t to myself anymore,” she reveals. “Every time it crops up I stick up for myself the way that I would for a friend or for a stranger even. The things that women say to themselves in their head, they would never tolerate being said to someone that they love. So I’ve decided to be my own best friend.”

Jameela, Busy, and Samira join fellow celebrities like Yara Shahidi and Rachel Platten in the ongoing #AerieREAL Role Models campaign.

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Jameela Jamil praised for wearing jeans under Golden Globes dress

Jameela Jamil has been praised by fans for wearing jeans under her dress at the 2019 Golden Globes.The British actress stepped out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday night (06Jan19) for the awards bash, where her TV show…

Jameela Jamil has been praised by fans for wearing jeans under her dress at the 2019 Golden Globes.

The British actress stepped out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday night (06Jan19) for the awards bash, where her TV show The Good Place, in which she plays Tahani Al-Jamil, was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Jameela looked gorgeous in a coral-coloured Monique Lhuillier ballgown with matching earrings from Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry, but shortly before she hit the red carpet, she took to Twitter to post a video of the denim she was sporting underneath.

“An experienced woman wears jeans under her Golden Globes gown because it’s forking COLD,” she captioned the clip, which showed her giving fans a glimpse of her blue skinny jeans.

While on her Instagram Stories she shared a similar video and added: “Wearing jeans under my gown because I refuse to be cold for fashion.” She added in a chat with USA Today: “I don’t believe in suffering for fashion. It’s going to be cold later tonight and we’re going to be out all night until the early hours. I would like to be comfortable.”

Accordingly, a number of Jameela’s online fans were impressed by her clever fashion trick.

“Just when I thought I couldn’t love you any forking more,” one user wrote, while another commented, “Jeans are so formal. I’d be doing cozy fleece with an elastic waistband!!

And a third added: “I’ve worn thermals under a tux before. No judgement here.”

In addition to her ensemble, Jameela carried a black clutch purse with Time’s Up ribbon attached as means of showing her support for the movement founded by Hollywood celebrities as means of fighting against sexual harassment.

“Celebrating @timesupnow effort to double the amount of women and minorities at the helm of Hollywood and the height of all women industries,” the 32-year-old wrote alongside a snap of her purse on her Instagram Stories.

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Jameela Jamil ‘grossed out’ by magazine airbrushing

Jameela Jamil feels “gross” when she thinks about how magazine editors used to airbrush her image.The Good Place actress is a vocal advocate of promoting body positivity in the media, and often condemns celebrities who use social media to promote diets…

Jameela Jamil feels “gross” when she thinks about how magazine editors used to airbrush her image.

The Good Place actress is a vocal advocate of promoting body positivity in the media, and often condemns celebrities who use social media to promote diets or weight loss supplements or drinks.

Jameela has now opened up about her experiences with body-shaming, and in an interview for Red magazine’s February 2019 issue, recalled how some of her early photoshoots were brazenly Photoshopped to the point where she couldn’t recognise herself.

“When I first started out in this industry, I didn’t know I was allowed to say no to airbrushing,” she stated. “I was given a whiter face, a little English nose and perfect skinny thighs. It makes me feel gross. I’m sorry to anyone who ever saw pictures of me like that and wanted to be thin like me.”

Jameela has long struggled with body image issues, having suffered from anorexia as a teenager. While she overcame her eating disorder as a young adult, she remains adamant that she still has body dysmorphia, a condition characterised by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one’s own body part or appearance is severely flawed.

“I still suffer from body dysmorphia, I can’t get rid of it. Something’s wrong with my brain and I will rally against it forever. I don’t weigh myself anymore, and I sort of judge my size on how my clothes fit, because I know that I’ll never be able to see myself properly,” the 32-year-old commented.

As part of her plans to combat body-shaming, Jameela has set up the Instagram account I Weigh, in which she invites people to forget their physical weight and consider the other ways they value themselves. The British star set up the page in early 2018 after spotting a photo online in which each of the Kardashian sisters’ weights were estimated.

“It’s the thing that’s healed me the most. The incredible women and men who have supported each other and stood up for themselves have encouraged me to stand up for myself, too,” she said of I Weigh.

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Tess Holliday calls for removal of appetite suppressor lollipop ad in Times Square

Tess Holliday has started a petition to remove a giant billboard advertising appetite suppressor lollipops in New York landmark Times Square.Following on from English presenter and actress Jameela Jamil despairing over the massive advert from Flat Tumm…

Tess Holliday has started a petition to remove a giant billboard advertising appetite suppressor lollipops in New York landmark Times Square.

Following on from English presenter and actress Jameela Jamil despairing over the massive advert from Flat Tummy Co, a brand heavily endorsed by Kim Kardashian and Tori Spelling, plus-size model Tess, who is no stranger to speaking out about body issues and is proud of her curves, has decided to take action to get the “dangerous” ad taken down with a Change.org petition.

“Telling young women and girls to ignore or suppress their hunger is dangerous. Join the campaign calling for Flat Tummy Co. to take their billboard down immediately,” Tess wrote on Instagram next to an image of the billboard.

“Hunger is your body’s way of communicating when it needs food, which gives us energy, without which we cannot survive. There is something deeply wrong when marketers tell women that their appearance (based on sexist body standards) is more important than their health and survival.”

In the Times Square poster, a pretty model is seen sucking on two lollipops, with the blurb stating, “Got cravings? Girl, Tell Them To #SUCKIT”.

According to Flat Tummy Co’s website, the sweet treats are “only 35 calories per pop” and contain Satiereal, a saffron extract which suppresses appetite. Makers advise to “just have one whenever you start to feel hungry and it’ll help hold you over until your next meal”.

“As a fat woman, I can’t tell you the number of people who’ve told me that I should stop eating, or eat less. Or the number of people who’ve treated me terribly because of my size. We need to stop telling women and girls that they are only worth how skinny they are,” Tess implored.

“Messaging like this makes us more likely to start restrictive diets which too often lead to eating disorders. Diet culture is making us sick – and Flat Tummy Co. is profiting off it by selling us candy that’s not even FDA-approved.

“We’re saying enough. Sign the petition and demand that Flat Tummy Co. remove its billboard immediately.”

The Good Place actress Jameela previously slammed Kim and fell out with Azealia Banks over the lollipops.

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