Any time Jameela Jamil posts something, it’s worth reading. This is so important if you have ever struggled with body image.
If you follow Jameela Jamil on social media, you know she is all about body positivity. She also doesn’t hold back and will call out celebs when they promote unhealthy beauty standards for women.
In this case, she’s calling out Kim Kardashian. Now, in all honesty, I follow the Kardashians, I enjoy their show, and whether you love them or hate them, you gotta agree, they’ve built an incredible life for themselves, that quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind a taste of.
With that being said, promoting unrealistic body types for your fans, especially the younger ones that follow every single Kardashian movement is a big no from me.
Luckily, we have Jameela Jamil to educate her followers. Kim Kardashian posted a video of herself in a corest, similar to the one she wore at the 2019 Met Gala, and Jameela had the best response to that ever!
“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❤️”
Read every single word, soke it up, and remember… YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Time to start hitting that ‘unfollow’ button on any thing or any one that makes you feel different.