Jameela Jamil Blasts Publication for Gaslighting and Misconstruing Her Words
Actress Jameela Jamil is never afraid to speak her mind. Best known as Tahani from the comedy series The Good Place and host of The Misery Index, Jamil actively raises her voice against patriarchy, tabloids, unrealistic body standards, and internalized misogyny.
She is upfront when it comes to activism and things she is passionate about. For example, she has called out various celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenner sisters for promoting unrealistic body standards and unhealthy diet supplements.
She also slammed musicians like Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna for promoting sensuality in the name of feminism.
When she is not critiquing celebrities for their unhealthy opinions, Jamil also gives her opinions on movies and TV series. Usually, she uses Twitter and Instagram to let her fans know what she thinks about a particular project.
Recently, she called a trailer of a Netflix movie "objectively [expletive] terrifying," and it did not go well for the actress. While she was joking about the film, it was taken seriously and out of proportion.
Jameela Jamil Jokingly Called 'He's All That' Terrible
On August 4, 2021, Netflix released the trailer for their upcoming movie, He's All That. The film features Tanner Buchanan and TikToker Addison Rae, who slowly fall for each other after Rae bets on giving a complete makeover to Buchanan.
According to the tweet made by Netflix, people are not too keen on the movie. Jamil also did not like the trailer and tweeted her opinion.
She called it terrible but noted everyone would watch it regardless and make the film #1 on Netflix after its premiere on August 27, 2021. Although one fan replied to her, saying, "Definitely not me," the actress tweeted back that they would watch it due to "hate-watching peer pressure."
She further pointed out that the audience gives more attention to movies like He's All That, which offer such projects more publicity. While Jamil was merely giving her point of view and joking about it, a few tabloids reported it, and the actress was unhappy.
Jameela Jamil Called Out Tabloids
On August 5, 2021, Jamil took to Instagram and Twitter to share her frustration over media gaslighting and misconstruing her words. She posted a screenshot of Daily Mail's article and said her opinion turned into a serious attack against her.
She said that she does not care about He's All That, and she is also in a cheesy rom-com releasing soon. She asserted that her opinion was exaggerated to make everything she says into a "serious hysteria."
The actress noted she talks a lot about essential things like trans rights, racism, abortion rights, misogyny, human rights, and diet cultures, which rarely get reported. According to Jamil, this is because the "bigoted tabloid" does not like her raising awareness.
She pointed out that the media has portrayed her negatively because she does not hesitate to raise her voice. She described their opinion as "laced with malicious intention," and mentioned that it is usually targeted at women of color.
Regardless of how the media portrays her, Jamil is a strong independent woman who will never stop raising awareness about things that matter in the world.