Jameela Jamil calls out her ‘incredibly fat-phobic’ parents’. The actress has been very open about spreading body neutrality.
Jameela Jamil opened up about her battle with anorexia, an eating disorder when she was a teen.
In an interview with The Times, the actress revealed that she is not on speaking terms with her parents. She claims that they were “fat phobic” which impacted her a lot while battling her disorder. Jamil also said that “jutting hipbones were seen as a sign of brilliance at home.”
“My family were not helpful in that they were incredibly fat-phobic,” she said. “Jutting hip bones were seen as a sign of peak brilliance both at home and at school. It didn’t matter that I did well academically or was a good swimmer.”
Jamil further added, “All I thought was important about me was that my jeans hung off my hip bones.”
The Good Place actress’s mother Shireen Jamil starred in an anti-airbrushing advertisement in January. She claimed that she was very proud of Jameela’s work. She said, “I’m immensely proud of my daughter’s achievements and her campaigning to ban.”
“Photoshop and embrace one’s true self by pushing back on ageism and sexism,” she further said. “The body should be celebrated for its natural beauty, whatever its age the scars it may carry.”
Jameela has been extremely open about promoting body neutrality rather than body positivity. The 33-year-old has been calling out celebrities and influencers for air-brushing their photos.
Earlier this week, she posted on Twitter, “Finally able to INSIST my image, even on billboards isn’t ever airbrushed. I get backfat in Every. Single. Bra. And I used to hide/bin so many photos because of “muffin tops.” Double chins/ “imperfections” because I never saw them on people on TV. #freethebackfat #letabi***live”
She further wrote that this was not “some huge victory”. However, “this is just a little win for little anorexic teenage me.”
The final season of The Good Place will air on September 26.