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Nigella Lawson Hits Out At US TV Bosses For Airbrushing Her Stomach

Nigella Lawson Hits Out At US TV Bosses For Airbrushing Her Stomach

Nigella Lawson has revealed that she has been forced to tell US TV bosses not to airbrush her stomach in the past.

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The TV chef made the shock revelation on Twitter by replying directly to Jameela Jamil, who is a huge campaigner of body positivity for women.

Nigella fiercely branded the 'hatred of fat' and assumption that everyone wants to be thinner 'pernicious' in her short, powerful tweet.

She wrote: "I've had to tell American tv stations not to airbrush my sticking out stomach.

"The hatred of fat, and assumption that we'd all be grateful to be airbrushed thinner is pernicious."

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Her tweet was met with a shocked response from fans, who praised Nigella for sharing her own experience so honestly.

"Just when I thought I couldn't like you any more than I do," shared one, with another follower declaring: "I cannot for the life of me fathom anyone ever wanting to airbrush Nigella! You are absolutely gorgeous!"

And another announced: "I absolutely refuse to wear shape wear for this reason alone. I look fine just the way I am, thank you!"

Nigella had shared the revelation in response to Jameela calling out a journalist, who had written: "Women shouldn't be told how to appear, whether it's a glossy magazine persuading us to slim down or Jameela Jamil beseeching us to look uglier for the benefit of society."

Nigella shared her own Photoshop experience. Credit: PA Images
Nigella shared her own Photoshop experience. Credit: PA Images

Jameela had slammed back, writing: "She thinks you're "UGLY" just as you are. She also doesn't understand that a huge part of why I hate photoshop is how it's used as a tool of erasure of ethnicities, our skin colour, our features.

"This is embarrassing white privilege and deep misogyny. 'Don't ever use the word "ugly" about anyone ever again. I don't care how "respectful" you are towards me. I'm interested in how respectful you are to women.

"You don't understand ethnic erasure because women who look like you have been the standard of beauty forever.

Jameela has been calling out celebrities online in recent weeks. Credit: PA Images
Jameela has been calling out celebrities online in recent weeks. Credit: PA Images

"For the last time, airbrushing is used as a tool for ethnicity erasure, colourism, ageism, fat-phobia, ableism, racism and sexism. It's there to make you hate your real face and body.

"It made me hate my face, my body and my ethnicity for the longest time as a young woman."

The Good Place actress has recently been calling out a number of popular celebrities online for promoting weight-loss teas and supplements to their followers.

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Topics: News, Celebrity Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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