In her crusade to fight for body positivity, Jameela Jamil is calling the attention of celebrities and social media influencers and urging them to stop having their photos airbrushed.
The Good Place star acknowledges the difficulties of the entertainment and modeling industry saying that “we are perpetually scrutinized and criticized in this industry”. However, in the Tweet she posted on Saturday, Jamil is calling on her fellow actors, models, and influencers to stop airbrushing in order to end the unattainable standards “that we ourselves don’t even meet.”
In the Tweet, the actress included a promotional photo for the NBC sitcom The Good Place. Displaying her unedited “back fat” for the world to see. Jamil also claims the photo is a testament to how she refuses to ver get her images airbrushed even if they are for giant billboards.
“I get backfat in Every. Single. Bra. And I used to hide/bin so many photos because of ‘muffin tops.’ Double chins/ ‘imperfections’ because I never saw them on people on TV,” she wrote to caption the photo.
Jamil has been championing body positivity using social media as her platform. Last year, she started the #IWeigh campaign to empower people to look beyond the scale. In the campaign, the actress encourages people to shift their focus from their body weight to what makes their lives fulfilling.
The actress has also been extremely vocal in her criticism against figures who use their influence to sell unhealthy weight-loss products to young audiences. Her particular target: the Kardashians.