Jameela Jamil is calling for celebrities and social media influencers to give up airbrushing photos.
“I understand it’s tough because we are ceaselessly scrutinized and criticized in this industry, but I’m begging other influencers, actors, and models to be part of me in not allowing airbrushing,” she wrote on Twitter. “We have to quit putting requirements for others that we ourselves don’t even meet.”
Jamil also posted a promotional photograph for NBC’s “The Good Place,” showing her un-airbrushed “backfat.”
“Finally in a position to INSIST on my image, even on billboards isn’t ever airbrushed. I get backfat in Every. Single. Bra. And I used to hide or bin so many photos because of ‘muffin tops.’ Double chins/ ‘imperfections’ due to the fact I in no way noticed them on people on TV,” she wrote.
Jamil additionally opened up about her previous struggles with body dysmorphia, writing “I’m aware this isn’t some massive victory, and not ‘brave’ however as anybody who had such obsessive body dysmorphia and used to be so fixated on the embarrassment of what we discover as “flaws” this is simply a little win for little anorexic teenage me.”
Jamil is now not the only celeb to get candid about retouched photos. In 2018 Chrissy Teigen posted a video of her stretch marks, saying, “I guess these just aren’t gonna go away. This is my body.”
Similarly, Jamil began the #IWeigh marketing campaign on social media in 2018, inspiring people to redefine what they experience makes them valuable. Through the campaign, Jamil encouraged customers to quit focusing on their body weight and alternatively spotlight what actually enriches their lives.
The social media campaign is in line with Jamil’s vocal evaluations of influencers and celebrities who use their followings to promote products, in particular, weight-loss ones. She also critiquedScarlett Johansson’s feedback in the arts and lifestyle book As If about being in a position to play anything role Johansson wanted.
On her tell-it-like-it-is philosophy in the direction of social media, Jamil told Variety in July at Comic-Con that she sincerely speaks her mind.
“I’m just asking that [influencers] don’t sell laxatives to children,” she said.
“The Good Place” will start airing its fourth and last season on Sept. 26.