You tell ‘em, girl! On Thursday, March 7, Jameela Jamil took to Instagram to drag a photo of herself that she once considered sexy. “I was just doing a new spoof motivation sultry pic and was struck by how edited this picture of me is,” The Good Place actress, 33, wrote. “It made me so mentally unwell trying to live up to this image in person. Airbrushing is the DEVIL.”
In addition to Jameela’s powerful caption, the body positivity advocate proceeded to list the number of edits made to her appearance in the snapshot: “I am darker skinned than this,” “My arm wasn’t this thin,” “This airbrushing is why women hate their normal knees,” “My real knees look like a vagina and that’s fine!” “Where are my titty stretch marks?” and “They even airbrushed my ankles! Imagine thinking something is wrong with ankles?”
Of course, Jameela’s 1.3 million followers flocked to the post to share their gratitude for her transparency. “You’re such an inspiration and I love everything you’re about. How amazing would it be to get photoshopping and airbrushing stopped?” one user commented. “All that counts is what’s on the inside and you are a beautiful person,” added another.
This is hardly the first time that Jameela has called out the entertainment and modeling industry for contributing to a number of difficulties women encounter in the face of impossible beauty standards. In fact, Jameela has gone as far to actually call out specific women — including Khloé Kardashian. Back in January, she put Koko, 34, on blast for a photo she posted about weight loss that read, “2 Things A Girl Wants: 1) Lose Weight, 2) Eat.”
This makes me sad. I hope my daughter grows up wanting more than this. I want more than this. Sending love to this poor woman. This industry did this to her. The media did it to her. They fat shamed her into a prison of self critique. Dear girls, WANT MORE THAN THIS. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RFkb0GzxZY
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) January 10, 2019
“This makes me sad. I hope my daughter grows up wanting more than this. I want more than this,” Jameela wrote on Twitter. “Sending love to this poor woman. This industry did this to her. The media did it to her. They fat-shamed her into a prison of self-critique. Dear girls, WANT MORE THAN THIS.”