British actor Jameela Jamil has been utilizing her platform to talk out towards the deep-rooted problems with the leisure trade that offers rise to body-image issues.
The Good Place actor admitted in her current look on the Red Table Talk that she isn’t too happy with her previous and the way she criticized and ‘slut-shamed’ some pop icons.
Talking to Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jameela mentioned: “There is documented proof of me slut-shaming loads of female celebrities, like Miley [Cyrus], Beyoncé, Rihanna, like Kim [Kardashian], all of these different people – Iggy Azalea – and I was doing it because I was in pain. I was a troll.”
“I thought I was ‘doing feminism.’ So I’m sexually assaulted, I’m too afraid to confront my rapist, and so, instead, I get angry at all women who sexualize themselves because I blame them for why men have always sexualized me since I was a child,” she mentioned.
“So, I’m like ‘it’s your fault because you make them think they have permission to my body,’ which is never the case. And I was afraid deep down, and that was how I projected my pain,” she added.
She went on to clarify how she confronted excessive ache as she was “bullied at school by girls, and I didn’t always have great relationships with all of the women in my family and so I didn’t have a good vibe about women growing up.”
“I would speak disparagingly about women and I thought women were always in drama. I had all this rage and I would project it at women, at the nearest, easiest target… was this slut-shaming, woman-hating [expletive],” she added.