If you know The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, then you know she’s outspoken in all the best ways. As an activist who speaks out on body-shaming and her own struggles with eating disorders, Jamil uses her platform to call out unhealthy trends and beauty standards when she sees them. She advocates for women, and for a healthier narrative on body image in society, and that’s why we love her!
Recently, Cardi B (and other celebrities) have been plugging detox teas on social media. But Jameela was having none of that– she immediately made a post of her own on the subject. See the whole story, what Jamil had to say—and why it’s so important!
Jameela Jamil has no problem being vocal about her opinions.
And honestly, that’s a very good thing.
She has a lot to say about detox teas and their benefits.
Recently, she called out Cardi B for plugging detox teas on her Instagram account, calling them “laxative nonsense."
And she also hopes that the celebrities who plug it “sh*t their pants in public."In context, the comment makes a lot more sense.
And Jameela wasn’t finished yet:Because there’s a difference between making healthy choices and drinking something to try and lose weight. And Jameela knows it!
Now this is solid advice.Really, who knows more about what’s good for our bodies: Cardi B, or a licensed physician? We’re gonna go with the physician.
And Jameela’s followers agreed.
@jameelajamil Detoxing is such a scam. You detox every morning naturally, that’s why younhave kidneys and a liver.… https://t.co/ji9UCLwAX6— FreemanRunning (@FreemanRunning)1543080515.0
Being size 0 isn’t everything.
@jameelajamil I’m sick of the preggo celebs having a baby & flaunting how they got rid of the baby weight in “less… https://t.co/cSCjpjl1R2— MaggieMae563 (@MaggieMae563)1543161280.0
Jameela also urged followers to listen to this GP experienced in dealing with detox teas.And there you have it; doctors like this one have had to treat patients suffering from the effects of such products.
So, Cardi B saw Jameela’s tweets.
And responded in an Instagram comment, writing:
I will never shit my pants cause there’s public bathrooms everywhere…oooo and bushes. -iamcardib
But Kameela reacted to that comment, too.She insinuated that Cardi wasn’t actually drinking the tea that she was advertising.
From there, Jameela called out a number of celebrities for promoting such products.For instance, Iggy Azalea posted this ad for meal-replacement shakes to Twitter.
An advertisement that Jameela called “embarrassing."Because Jameela is the best ally.
Also, Iggy’s followers weren’t really buying it either.
@IGGYAZALEA @FlatTummyCo That's not how weight loss works but ok— hannah cooper (@hannah cooper)1543257198.0
Perez Hilton tried weighing in on the exchange between Jameela and Cardi B.
If the detox tea people offered me money to promote them, I’m taking that cash!! I got kids! This Jameela Jamil and… https://t.co/BzrGAxnsvZ— Perez (@Perez)1543299604.0
And Jameela wasn’t having it.Yes, queen! How’s that for "holier than thou?"
She called out Kim Kardashian back in May.Kim had an ad for Appetite Suppressant Lollipops, which Jameela pointed out was a dangerous thing to tell young women to consume in place of actual food.
Especially, as others pointed out, you don’t need to hurt your body to lose weight.
@jameelajamil This has wound me up. I'm on a healthy eating regime & EATING MORE THAN I NORMALLY WOULD, AND i've dr… https://t.co/Z71huF27mt— Nicola Hume (@Nicola Hume)1526452548.0
Jameela’s frank and honest discussions have often touched fans.She isn’t afraid to open up about her own struggles, and use that experience to help other people.
In one interview, she explained an important revelation.
@Channel4News Absolutely agree. Why not celebrate what we have rather than shame us and sell us impossible idealisms.— lindsay craig (@lindsay craig)1535644418.0
Her message resonated with fans.And gave them a thing or five to think about!
To be sure, her has been appreciated.
It’s amazing to see the work @jameelajamil is doing on body image and magazines and society. Must be helping tons o… https://t.co/7MMOKboyZc— Matt Haig (@Matt Haig)1535714169.0
After all, society shouldn’t be made for only one type of person.
I can’t stress enough how proud I am of @jameelajamil for her continued vocal fight against those who continue to p… https://t.co/d7cmVeCmum— Monita Rajpal (@Monita Rajpal)1535622973.0