The Good Place actress had already been on the receiving end of Munchausen syndrome jabs after she posted a photo of a pretzel peanut butter snack
Social media users had a field day using memes to slam Jameela Jamil and her apparent ‘Munchausen syndrome’ after the actress claimed she had an intense fear of bees.
The Good Place actress had already been on the receiving end of Munchausen syndrome jabs after she posted a photograph of a peanut butter pretzel snack when she has spoken in the past of a severe nut allergy.
In the past, the actress – who is a mental health and body image activist- has shared personal information about being partially deaf as a child, ‘having cancer twice’, being left wheelchair ridden by one of two car accidents, having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and being able to continue filming after ‘losing a tooth and breaking an elbow’ on set.
Throughout the week, various users have shared memes highlighting just how much of a roller coaster Jamil’s health journey has been. Some of the responses have even prompted a rebuttal from the actress.
Throughout the week, various users have shared memes highlighting just how much of a roller coaster Jamil’s health journey has been. Some of the responses have even prompted a rebuttal from the actress
‘Jameela Jamil remembering she’s supposed to be in a wheelchair,’ said one user, including a popular gif of Nicki Minaj returning to her seat.
The tweet was in reference to claims made by Jamil stating that when she was 17, she was hit by a car which gave her a broken back.
Jamil said the accident ‘saved her life’ because it stopped her from modelling and forced her to get help for an eating disorder she had.
The second car incident happened recently when she ‘ran into traffic’ while fleeing from a swarm of bees. And her infamous track record with the buzzing insects prompted several more sceptical tweets.
Her infamous track record with the buzzing insects prompted several more skeptical tweets
‘Jameela Jamil threw the first bee at Stonewall,’ said one user, highlighting that the actress recently came out as queer.
Another user added: ‘Jameela Jamil was hit by the first brick thrown at Stonewall… twice.’
Jamil was compared to Stefon Meyers, the gay crazed Weekend Update character from SNL played by Bill Hader.
Many of the memes were found by writer Tracie Egan Morrissey, who would eventually share a heated exchange that she had with Jamil over the health issues.
And memes were also directed towards her recent posting of a photograph of a peanut butter pretzel snack when she has repeatedly spoken in the past of a severe nut allergy.
‘Jameela Jamil threw the first bee at stonewall,’ said one user, highlighting that the actress recently came out as queer
Jamil was compared to Stefon Meyers, the gay crazed Weekend Update character from SNL played by Bill Hader
‘Jameela Jamil after people confront her about eating peanut butter pretzels even though she claimed in the past to be allergic to peanuts,’ said one user on Twitter.
Jamil said that her peanut allergy lessened or ‘cleared up’ as she got older – something doctors say can happen but is rare.
Jamil claimed in 2016 that she was born with an allergy to ‘shellfish and peanuts’.
She has also claimed that 11 silver fillings in her teeth gave her mercury poisoning which, in turn, gave her an array of food allergies when she was in her twenties.
Jamil said she was able to heal them though by healing her gut and that it subsided.
It is possible and well-documented that people can grow out of peanut allergies that they are diagnosed with as children but doctors say only around 20 percent of people do.
In a 2015 interview with The Mirror she explained her history with food and allergy problems.
‘I was also born with a severe shellfish and peanut allergy,’ she claimed.
In October, Jamil stunned fans by saying she’d had cancer twice.
She was replying to a Twitter troll who criticised her outfit choice when she said: ‘I would just like to say, that as someone who has been chronically ill my whole life, and had cancer twice, I find it EXTREMELY offensive that there is a cultural taboo around ageing.
Jamil has made many post slamming the critiques made by the health naysayers
‘Those of us who fight for our lives and those who lost that fight young, deserve more respect.’
Early on Wednesday morning, when a Twitter follower asked her if she’d had cancer twice, she said: ” was a breast cancer scare at 28. The actual cancer was cervical cancer. Which is extremely common and scary.’
On Wednesday, a different follower who asked when she had cancer and what type of cancer it was, she replied: ‘Cervical cancer in 2016 and 2019.
‘Both during the good place.’
When some followers pointed out the discrepancy, she said it was possible for both answers to be true.
‘Not afraid of you or your dumb internet conspiracy theories,’ she said Wednesday on Twitter. ‘Keep them coming. You just add to my relevance.’
‘Did it not occur to you that other cancers are possible?’
Jamil has also spoken in the past of being deaf as a child.
In a March 2019 podcast, she said: ‘I was disabled as a child. I was deaf until I was 12. I went to a special needs school until I was 11….I had seven operations throughout my childhood. I’d either be half deaf or totally deaf.’
She also said she was diagnosed as coeliac when she was 12.
Another bee incident happened at Mark Ronson’s house, she said. She was interviewing him when a swarm of ‘killer bees’ swarmed them.
Jamil also claims that she was deaf as a child
‘Jamil said there were around 500 of them and that ‘everyone ran into the house like Usain Bolt’.
Later, Mark Ronson said there were ‘one or two’ and that they ‘walked’ inside.
On another occasion, she claims she ‘broke an elbow, lost a tooth’ and ‘suffered a concussion’ on set but kept filming because ‘adrenaline’ took over.
She had been play fighting with Olly Murs for a 2013 show at the time.
Footage from the incident revealed that she appeared without any injuries and still had a full set of teeth in place.
Throughout her many replies to criticisms, she also referenced having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
The condition affects connective tissues supporting the skin, bones and blood vessels among others.
Jamil calls it an ‘invisible disease’ which is often questioned.
Jamil revealed her EDS diagnosis last year after being asked about it by a fan online. She has since explained it.
Many of the memes were found by writer Tracie Egan Morrissey, who would eventually share a heated exchange that she had with Jamil over the health issues