Jameela Jamil has called on Khloe Kardashian to stop being part of the culture that makes girls ‘hate themselves’.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the Good Place actress, 35, stated that Khloe should ‘admit’ to ‘having surgeries’ and ‘thinning’ her photographs and videos.
The body neutrality activist spoke out after Khloe, 36, defended her attempt to kill an ‘unflattering’ unfiltered viral bikini photo .
Addressing the reality star’s statement about her struggles with her body image, Jameela sympathised with Khloe being ‘bullied’ into that mind state, but also called her out for being part of the problem.
Speaking out: Jameela Jamil (left) has called on Khloe Kardashian to stop being part of the culture that makes girls ‘hate themselves’
Retweeting Khloe’s statement in which she described feeling ‘unbearable pressure’ to be ‘perfect, Jameela added: ‘This is what I was saying. She was bullied into this mind state.
‘But now is also a really good time to admit to surgeries, thinning photographs and videos, and to stop being part of the culture that makes girls like her hate herself.’
Referring to Khloe’s history of promoting diet supplements and her makeover show, Jameela continued: ‘No more diet products. No more ‘revenge body.’
‘When diet culture wins, *everyone* else loses. Even the people making money from promoting it.’
Candid: Jameela sympathised with Khloe being ‘bullied’ into that mind state, but also called her out for being part of the problem
Jameela has been a longtime critic of the Kardashian sisters, but has insisted that she doesn’t ‘hate’ Kim or Khloe .
In a 2019 interview with Glamour, the actress revealed that her stance against the sisters’ promotion of such products as laxatives and ‘detox’ teas is nothing personal — she just believes in not using one’s influence ‘irresponsibly’.
The British beauty told the magazine: ‘I don’t hate those girls. I just want them to stop selling laxatives, and then I will get off that d**k. That’s all I’m trying to do.
‘I’m not trying to attack anyone. But if you have a lot of power and influence and money, and you’re using yours irresponsibly, and other people aren’t aware that they’re being sold a lie, I’m gonna step on that d**k.’
Jameela, who herself has struggled with eating disorders and used diet supplements, previously said of the sisters: ‘Their pockets are lined with the blood and diarrhoea of teenage girls…’
Stripping off: Jameela’s tweet comes after Khloe stripped off for an Instagram video to defend her attempt to kill an ‘unflattering’ unfiltered viral bikini photo taken by her grandma
Jameela’s tweet comes after Khloe stripped off for an Instagram video after the ‘unflattering’ unfiltered bikini photo taken by her grandma went viral.
‘PS Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped,’ Khloe captioned the slideshow. ‘Hey guys, this is me and my body unretouched and unfiltered…
‘In truth, the pressure, constant ridicule and judgment my entire life to be perfect and to meet other’s standards of how I should look has been too much to bear.
‘”Khloe is the fat sister.” “Khloe is the ugly sister.” “Her dad must not be her real dad because she looks so different.” “The only way she could have lost that weight must have been from surgery.” Should I go on?
Take it off: In an Instagram Live Khloe removed her sweatshirt and rolled down her trousers to show off her figure while stating this ‘proved’ how she looked without photoshop
‘Oh but who cares how she feels because she grew up in a life of privilege. She’s also on a reality show so she signed up for all of this. I’m of course not asking for sympathy but I am asking to be acknowledged for being human.
‘I am not perfect but I promise you that I try everyday to live my life as honestly as possible and with empathy and kindness.
‘It doesn’t mean that I have not made mistakes. But I’m not going to lie. It’s almost unbearable trying to live up to the impossible standards that the public have all set for me.
Slammed: Jameela has been vocal about her dislike of stars promoting weight-loss aids. In particular, she has made headlines for her public critiques of the Kardashian family
‘For over a decade now in photos, every single flaw and imperfection has been micro-analyzed and made fun of to the smallest detail and I am reminded of them everyday by the world.
‘And when I take that criticism to use as motivation to get myself in the best shape of my life and to even help others with the same struggles, I am told I couldn’t have done it through hard work and I must have paid for it all.
‘You never quite get used to being judged and pulled apart and told how unattractive one is, but I will say, if you hear anything enough then you start believe it.
‘This is an example of how I have been conditioned to feel, that I am not beautiful enough just being me.
Speaking out: Khloe described her body image struggles in a lengthy statement posted to her account where she spoke of the pressure to look a certain way
‘I love a good filter, good lighting and an edit here and there. The same way I throw on some make-up, get my nails done, or wear a pair of heels to present myself to the world the way I want to be seen and it’s exactly what I will continue to do unapologetically.
‘My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It’s not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable or not anymore.
‘For those else who feel the constant pressure of not ever feeling perfect enough, I want you to know I see you and I understand. Everyday I am told by my family and friends who love me that I am beautiful but I know that it needs to be believed from within.
‘We are all unique and perfect in our own way. Whichever way one chooses to be seen. I have realized that we cannot continue to live life trying to fit into the perfect mold of what others have set for us. Just do you and make sure your heart is happy’.
The controversy all started after the original bikini photo emerged on social media over the weekend.
The image in question shows Khloe standing by a pool wearing a skimpy leopard print string bikini and appearing unfiltered an un-airbrushed.
Soon after it leaked on various forums online, members of the Kardashian PR team reported the posts as copyright infringement, due to the photo being posted without permission.
Picture perfect: The Good American founder appears unfiltered and un-airbrushed in the leaked snap – and not as flawless as she appears in her social media shots (seen left in a similar bikini in July 2020)