On The Good Place, Jameela Jamil plays “a hot, rich fraud with legs for days” and more famous “friends” than Anna Wintour.
In real life, Jamil is a former TV presenter, in recovery from an eating disorder, and currently the world’s premier ranter about unhealthy body image and the celebrities who fuel it.
She went viral with an on-point rant about the Kardashian-Jenners and their paid fondness for appetite-suppressing lollipops earlier this year, and again this week for railing against the “flat tummy” teas and shakes constantly being flogged on Instagram by famous women.
Specifically, she said she hopes those women “shit their pants in public”.
They got Cardi B on the laxative nonsense “detox” tea. GOD I hope all these celebrities all shit their pants in public, the way the poor women who buy this nonsense upon their recommendation do. Not that they actually take this shit. They just flog it because they need MORE MONEY pic.twitter.com/OhmTjjWVOp
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) November 24, 2018
And now she’s recorded her own #ad for a deliciously “chunky” diet drink with one major side effect:
If celebs and influencers were actually honest with us about some of these diet/detox products… pic.twitter.com/OQsJobGOQN
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) November 28, 2018
The incredibly graphic diarrhoea noises really make it.
The poop jokes really are the best way to get her point across – not only is she basically correct that that’s how these products “de-bloat”, but it really helps to de-glamourise the neat advertorials that clog up your feed.
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) November 23, 2018
She’s backing it all up with her “I WEIGH” campaign on Instagram, which encourages women to value themselves for anything but the numbers on the scale.
I am very tired of irresponsible diet product marketing, but I will never get tired of watching our favourite “hot, mean giraffe” talk about poo.