Jameela Jamil is steadfast in her mission to end body shaming and promote body positivity. She’s even received criticism over the years for being attractive and thin and thus somehow being a hypocrite for it. But the The Good Place actress will not stop promoting a positive body message for the new generations. She does not want anyone to harm their physical and mental health by obsessing over their looks. Time and time again, she has criticized other celebrities for endorsing detox diets on social media platforms. Jameela Jamil believes that it sends a dangerous message to the younger generation that can physically harm them. That is why she is urging everyone to sign this petition that bans celebrities from selling detox diets on social media.
Why Jameela Jamil Started this Petition
The Indian-British actress is concerned for the dangerous message the detox diets endorsements are sending. Jameela Jamil believes that celebrities have personal training coaches, nutritionists, chefs and surgeon. It allows them to get that ideal body image we see on the screens. Moreover, the final versions undergo heavy Photoshop edits that completely transform the real image.
Sending out a message that a mere detox diet will enable you to achieve the body image of your favorite celebrity like Cardi B is incredibly dangerous. In fact, Jameela Jamil declares this as ‘false and irresponsible advertising’.
It is part of a pervasive and disturbing rhetoric that preys upon eating disordered behavior and the new trend of “quick fix” that relies upon a naive and vulnerable customer who is not educated as to the full list of health implications these products and diet restrictions can bring.
Hence, this petition started from the socially active Jameela Jamil.
Jameela Jamil’s Past Struggles Inspired Her On this Body Positivity
Previously, The Good Place actress opened about her own self-image problems and insecurities in her teenage. Jameela stated that these Photoshopped and ideal body images portrayed on the big screens lead to her being very insecure about herself. Consequently, Jameela Jamil fell victim to anorexia. And the actress damaged her own physical health. Thus, after suffering a lot she does not want to see the new generation face the same kind of problems she did.
She even started a campaign on social media called i_weigh. On it, ordinary people send photos of themselves along with personality traits they associate with. It’s to promote a healthy and body positive environment on Instagram where people can showcase their true selves. And be proud of it!
You can sign the petition here at change.org.