"We should be talking about the people alive, in power, ruling the world who are hurting, destroying far more lives than this man who has passed only yesterday"
Jameela Jamil has become an outspoken advocate of the body positivity movement, creating the I Weigh campaign and regularly using her platform to raise awareness of prevalent issues such as body shaming. Jamil has addressed the way she used to respond to these critical comments, and how her attitude towards criticism has changed in recent times. Earlier this month, Jamil shared an open letter on Twitter directed at those who've questioned her right to call out body shaming due to the fact that she's a slim woman.
Jameela Jamil has addressed criticisms that she has no right to speak out about body shaming because she is “slim”. The Good Place actor posted a lengthy note on Twitter explaining that she is not trying to “be the face” of the body positivity movement, but that she wants to make the most of her platform by giving marginalised groups a voice. “A note from me to anyone who feels uncomfortable that a slim woman is fighting body shaming as hard as I am,” the 32-year-old’s message begins.