Jameela Jamil Calls Kim Kardashian’s Corset Post ‘Bulls*it Expectation Of Women’
By Izza Sofia, 25 Jun 2020
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Jameela Jamil has called out Kim Kardashian over her recent corset video, describing it as “damaging and disappointing.”
In a lengthy statement, the actress admitted that she has been holding herself from speaking about the video where Kardashian could be seen donning an extremely tight corset that gripped her hips.
Jamil said that she received “over 1000 DMs” by fans asking her to address the controversial clip. “The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do,” she explained. But, the main reason was because she was proud at how far females have come in recognizing “a bulls*it expectation of women.”
She then continued to say that her “work is done,” as women finally understood the dangerous body image the Kardashians are promoting.
Jameel also did not see the benefit in “screaming” at Kardashian, but rather encouraged the need for her fans to empower themselves by choosing to consume the right media.
“Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have,” she said in the statement.
This isn’t the first time Jamil has called out the Kardashian sisters for promoting unhealthy habits. Previously, the actress criticized Khloe for promoting the “flat tummy” laxatives, a quick weight-loss tool.
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Just found this in my phone from my special trip to London last year to meet w Mr. Pearl. I wore a corset like this for the Met Ball for my @manfredthierrymugler Camp look but the corset was misplaced that night 🤦🏻♀️ and I want it so badly preserved for my archive that I flew to London to have another made. We also might have started making a few more costumes including my special 40th bday staging. Can’t wait to show you the video LOOKSSSS we’ve been cooking up ✨ ✨
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I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this. The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done. I havent been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans... then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me. Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession. This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinized her and her sisters over their appearances. She isn’t actively trying to harm you. She’s just so harmed and deluded into thinking this is what SHE needs to look like to be special and beautiful and she’s spilling it out onto her following. Is this wrong? YES. But I’m not sure she realizes that she’s doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal. We grew up in the era of Heroin Chic, where we were told you HAD to look like an addict starving to death, so to go from that..to being bullied about your body by the world? This toxicity from someone who is smart and knows better, is a sign that this is harm she can’t stop doing. So there’s no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don’t let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have. You’re the boss and none of them are shit without you. THE PATRIARCHY WANTS US TO FOCUS ON OUR WEIGHT INSTEAD OF POWER, EQUALITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM. FUCK ANYONE WHO ENCOURAGES THIS. BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead❤️
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