Jameela Jamil Shares Powerful Message About Men Who Publicly Body Shame Women
Jameela Jamil shared a powerful message about body shaming after a man approached her at the gym and told her how to 'improve her body'.
The presenter posted a two-minute-long video about the encounter and explained how the man approached her unprompted to give her unwanted advice.
Jameela explained to the man that she cycles to help deal with her anxiety, and in response he told her that he 'had seen her around and thought she could look so much more amazing'.
The 32-year-old explained that she is quite happy with her curves and US size 6 body and that she isn't going to change just because he wants her to.
"I was just leaving the gym and a man I did not know approached me and asked me what work-out I'd just been doing, so I told him that I'd been cycling - because I have anxiety and that's why I come to the gym - and he decided to tell me without prompt that he's seen me around and he always thinks 'ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing' and there's so many different things I could do to improve my body.
"So he essentially walked up to me and body-shamed me in the middle of the gym."
An enraged Jameela suggested that people like this are the reason some people are worried about going to the gym.
"This is why I think so many people who want to exercise don't, because they're afraid of being judged at the gym.
"I don't like walking around now thinking that people are looking at me and analysing and thinking what I should or should not look like...
The video ended with a single piece of advice for the mystery man and we're totally behind her.
Jameela said: "I don't need your advice. I don't want your advice. I didn't ask for your advice as to whether or not you think I'm good looking enough. Just f*ck off."
"I'm comfortable, I enjoy my body, I enjoy my curves. I'm also, by the way, a US size 6 to 8 so if that's how I'm being spoken to in the gym you can imagine what people say to people who are larger than that...
"Don't stop yourself from going to the gym because of these stupid people who, they themselves, are clearly slightly insecure..."
The Good Place star has always been vocal about body issues and slammed the Kardashians for promoting appetite suppressing lollies.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Jameela Jamil/PA