In the space of a week, Jameela Jamil has hurriedly came out as queer, then told the world that she regretted it, and now she’s defending herself against accusations of Munchausen Sydndrome. It’s been a really bad week for her.
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For context, Munchausen Syndrome is “mental disorder in which the patient fakes illness to gain attention and sympathy,” and is a pretty serious condition.
A producer and writer named Tracie Morrissey has gone on a deep dive the likes of which I haven’t seen in a very long time, and come out the other end saying that Jameela Jamil is faking (or at least massively exaggerating) injuries and illness.
Putting all of her evidence into an Insta story that’s now saved to her highlights reel, Tracie says she first started to feel a bit suss about all this when she saw a video of Jameela falling over after a day of filming. Jameela said she’d lost a tooth, broken her nose and elbow, and got a concussion from the fall. According to Tracie, Jameela’s nose and elbow looked fine after the fall, and the fall wasn’t bad enough to cause those injuries anyway.
She then starts going down a real rabbit hole. She says that Jameela’s many, many encounters with bees are either some super shit luck or just didn’t happen. Jameela says she’s been hit by a car twice – once at 17 and once when she was filming season one of The Good Place – while running away from a swarm of bees, and got swarmed another time when she and Mark Ronson were chased by a “cloud” of bees.
The best part of that is that when Mark Ronson was asked about the bee incident in an interview, and said “I think that maybe we were sitting outside and there was a fruit plate nearby and maybe one or two individual bees approached slowly and instead of running from a swarm of killer bees, I think we said like, ‘Should we go inside?’ We walked slowly inside.”
Jameela has jumped on Twitter to reply, and addressed all of the examples that Tracie brought up.
While some defences sound good, others are a bit more questionable. For example, when speaking about surviving cancer twice, this was her response:
It admittedly feels a bit off to call a cancer scare “surviving cancer.”
Eventually though, Jameela signed off by saying that “I’ve said my bit. I’ve explained and defended every single accusation In my various threads. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to get on with a speech I’m writing for the UN. So have fun arguing about how many times YOU think I’ve run away from bees. Or if YOU think I had cancer!”
The truth, as always, is probably somewhere in the middle. At the end of the day, I absolutely cannot fault the dedication to the deep dive from Tracie’s investigation into Jameela Jamil’s possible Munchausen Syndrome. I’m invested as hell.
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