Jameela Jamil has opened up about her thoughts on body image, saying she is grateful her body allows her to ‘do [her] job, have sex, and just live [her] life.’
The actress, 33, has long spoken out about the beauty standards women face and said she is thankful for the body she has.
Interview: Jameela Jamil, 33, has opened up about her thoughts on body image, saying she is grateful her body allows her to ‘do [her] job, have sex, and just live [her] life’
‘I think about how it heals and repairs itself, takes me from point A to B, and allows me to do my job, have sex, and just live my life. It’s a finely tuned engine that deserves to be respected, and I’m so grateful for it now
‘Stop shaming people about their body, stop shaming people about their age, stop shaming people about their symmetry. Just let a bitch live.’
The former BBC radio presenter added that celebrities have a responsibility to be good role models and set a good example for young people.
She told how she feels celebrities have replaced religion for a lot of people and young people sometimes listen to them more than they do their parents or teachers.
Romance: Jameela is in a relationship with James Blake who she said empowers her and helps teach her to ‘stick up for herself’
Jameela is in a relationship with James Blake who she said empowers her and helps teach her to ‘stick up for herself’.
She previously gushed over her beau and how he has helped her in her success, saying: ‘My boyfriend taught me to stick up for myself. He’s been a great force. I understand the brain of white male privilege now. I’ve been with him for four years…
‘I decided to try and live my life as he does – if he doesn’t need his nails done before a mag interview then neither do I. He spends five minutes getting ready then so do I.
Her interview comes after Jameela issued a candid apology video as she apologised for coming across as a ‘preachy w***er’ after recently hitting out at Kim Kardashian’s new body makeup range.
Jameela said: ‘I just wanted to say sorry if I ever come across like a preachy w***er when I’m off on one of my rants about gender inequality.
‘Especially when it comes to beauty standards, because they are f***ing ridiculous for women, and they are worse for women then they are for men, and I sometimes get very riled up.’
She said: ‘Instead of practicing body positivity, I practice body neutrality…I constantly thank my body for what it does for me’
She added: ‘I’m also reading hundreds of letters a day from young people who send me very personal letters about how they feel suicidal or anxious or depressed or they can’t leave the house because they feel too ugly because they can’t achieve complete perfection.
‘Which is what society and social media and fashion has told them is expected of them. So watching the worth of young people being diminished before they’ve even had a chance to work out who they are just makes me feel furious.’
Jameela concluded her speech by admitting she’s ‘made mistakes’ and vowed to ‘work on her tone’ as she apologised.
She said: ‘It wasn’t meant to be me judging you, I never judge you, I wouldn’t have the right to, I’ve made more mistakes than any of you probably ever will.
‘I’ve wasted more money and time and opportunities for happiness than many people in this world. I will work on my tone and make sure that I don’t sound like I’m telling you what to do.
Video: Jameela issued a candid apology video as she apologised for coming across as a ‘preachy w***er’ after recently hitting out at Kim Kardashian’s new body makeup range
‘I’m just begging you not to make certain mistakes that I have, but you’re gonna do whatever you’re going to do, and I’m constantly learning. So yeah, sorry.’
Jameela’s video comes just days after she criticised Kim Kardashian’s new line of body makeup that she created to cover up her psoriasis flare-up and veins, saying people should give themselves a break.
The 38-year-old KKW Beauty mogul released her new body collection last Friday, but Jameela, 33, made it clear that she won’t be trying out the brand’s body foundation any time soon.
‘Hard pass,’ she tweeted in response to a video Kim shared to promote the product. ‘God damn the work to take it all off before bed so it doesn’t destroy your sheets…’
‘I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema,’ she added. ‘Taking off my mascara is enough of a pain in the arse. Save money and time and give yourself a damn break.’
Speaking out: Jameela’s video comes just days after she criticised Kim Kardashian’s new line of body makeup