If you don’t know, Jameela is vocal about body positivity, and said about the body makeup, “I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema. Taking off my mascara is enough of a pain in the arse. Save money and time and give yourself a damn break.”
Jameela faced some backlash from fans over her stance, and Jameela posted a video for those she hurt.
“I just wanted to say sorry for if I ever come across like a preachy wanker when I’m off on one of my rants about gender inequality, especially when it comes to beauty standards,” Jameela said in a Twitter video. “Watching the worth of young people be diminished before they’ve even had the chance to work out who they really are just makes me furious, and then I go off on one and I don’t remember to think about how my tone is being perceived,” she explained.
She continued, “I’m speaking from a place of love and passion and concern that you will make the same mistakes I’ve made. I’ve spent 20 years of my life having an eating disorder and using the lasers and using the creams, and drinking the detox tea, and sh*tting fire…Everything that I talk about negatively is stuff that I, almost always, have done myself, that I’ve made the mistake of putting my body through or my mind through, and that I’d like to stop you from doing, because nobody ever told me that I didn’t have to.”
Jameela added, “I would like to just try to be a voice in the chaos that just tells you that you don’t have to, and we don’t have to think our entire worth is wrapped up in this shit. It wasn’t meant to judge you, I would never judge you. I would never have the right to, I’ve made more mistakes than any of you probably ever will. I’ve wasted more money and more time and more opportunities for happiness than many people in this world.”
I was thinking about how I can sometimes, in my passion, not take into account how much tone is lost in written text, and how I understand how that must rub people up the wrong way sometimes. Working on it. Listening. Hearing you always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gKo2XFl6W1
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) June 27, 2019