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Jameela Jamil Says She’s Done Dissing Kim K In A Statement That Disses Her

"I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this."

Could Jameela Jamil’s feud with Kim Kardashian finally be over?

Whether you know Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil from The Good Place, the person who came out as queer during a very problematic time or the person who had a vicious feud with Caroline Calloway, Jameela Jamil has cemented herself as a very problematic star

We spoke about the Kardashians on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

When The Good Place debuted, we all added it to our lists on Netflix and suddenly Jameela Jamil became a household name. Since her skyrocket to mainstream success, Jameela Jamil has made a habit of trying to use her platform for good and calling out problematic behaviour wherever she saw fit. 

As you can imagine, we’ve seen her mainly call out unrealistic body-standards and potentially dangerous spon-con from Kim Kardashian and the rest of the clan. But, now it looks like she’s done and dusted with that in a new statement made to social media. 

Kim Kardashian recently posted a throwback video of herself getting ready for last year’s Met Gala and it copped a reshare from Jameela Jamil. “I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this,” Jameela Jamil opens her statement, assuming that her fans have been expecting a comment on Kim’s impossibly cinched waist. What follows is a very lengthy statement where Jameela Jamil says she will no longer diss Kim Kardashian, whilst simultaneously dissing Kim Kardashian.

Jameela Jamil continued, “The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because (of) the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done.”

Jameela Jamil then discusses her intentions behind her posts about Kim Kardashian, saying: “I haven’t been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetrate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans… then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me.”

“BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead.”

You can read the rest of the empowering, anti-patriarchy, anti-Kim Kardashian post here: 

Now, Jameela Jamil says she’s done with dissing Kim Kardashian. But, we can’t help but point out that she literally disses the reality star under the same breath. We hope that this post marks the end of this feud, but honestly, given Kim Kardashian’s influence on Jameela Jamil’s social media posts in recent years, not to mention her current status in 2020 discourse, we find it rather unlikely that this will be the last Kardashian post to come out of Jamil. But, who knows what the future will hold…

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Florence Pugh Sets Ego Aside, Acknowledges Her Own White Fragility

“I was uneducated. I was unread.”

In a lengthy Instagram post, Florence Pugh has acknowledged her white privilege and apologised for any offence caused. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Recently, social media has become somewhat of a place full of PR disasters. Those who have done problematic things are suddenly being held accountable and what do you know, every few posts is another Notes-App apology. But while Florence Pugh hasn’t been “cancelled” by the Internet yet, she’s being proactive and apologising for actions she’s done in the past

The Little Women actress has named three instances that she deems she should apologise for in a lengthy, proactive, Instagram post.  

Florence Pugh says that she first became aware of her cultural appropriation after learning the history behind cornrows. In reflecting on a conversation with a friend at the age of 18, Florence Pugh discusses the first time she became aware of “cultural appropriation” after she donned the hairstyle.

“She began to explain to me what cultural appropriation was, the history and heartbreak over how when Black girls do it they’re mocked and judged, but when white girls do it, it’s only then perceived as cool,” Florence Pugh said. The actress also detailed how she initially felt “defensive” but now realises that was her “white fragility coming out.”

Also in the post, Florence Pugh reflects on her previous use of Henna for body art. Even though Florence Pugh was aware that Henna (known as mehndi on the Indian subcontinent) became a fashionable trend, she initially felt that cultural appropriation didn’t apply to her as she had been taught Henna by an Indian woman. But, upon reflection, Florence Pugh understands why that is wrong, saying: “I wore this culture on my terms only, to parties, at dinner… I too was disrespecting the beauty of the religion that had been taught to me those years ago.”

Florence Pugh also apologised for appropriating Rastafarian culture. She said, “I was 17. I braided my hair and painted a beanie with the Jamaican flag colours and went to a friend’s house; proud of my Rastafarian creation. I then posted about it the next day with a caption that paraphrased the lyrics to Shaggy’s song ‘Bombastic’.”

“I am ashamed of so many things in those few sentences… Growing up as white and privileged allowed me to get that far and not know… I was uneducated. I was unread.”

All-in-all, she’s ashamed of her actions and she’s proactively apologising, saying: “I cannot dismiss the I actions I bought into years ago, but I believe that we who were blind to such things must acknowledge them and recognise them as our faults, our ignorance and our white privilege and I apologise profusely that it took this long.”

While we shouldn’t put Florence Pugh on this pedestal for doing what she’s done, it’s important that we recognise that she’s has done is good and also what so many celebrities have failed to do, which is the bare minimum.

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PSA: If You Ask Adele About A New Album, She Will Clap Back With Sass

“Wear a mask and be patient.”

Let Adele’s savage sass be a warning to all of you who think that celebrities don’t read the Instagram comments section. 

We spoke about Adele being a straight-up legend on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

As you know, we haven’t gotten new Adele music in ages. After skyrocketing to global success in 2011 with her album 21, we got a new album in 2015 but nothing since then. As a result, a lot of Adele fans are getting more and more impatient, spamming her comments section with queries about the new project. 

Well, Instagram user @meeralsm learnt their lesson after getting a savage reply from the pop queen herself. When commenting on a throwback picture of Adele performing, the Instagram user questioned, “Teaser? Albums coming out today???!!! Tell me now!!!!” In response to that, Adele – being the queen that she is – calmly replied, “Of course it’s not. Corona ain’t over. I’m quarantining. Wear a mask and be patient,” ending with a heart emoji. 

Adele being a savage (2020) [Credit: @Adele, Instagram]

Big yikes. Okay, everyone take note, leave Adele to quarantine in peace, please. 

These comments from Adele come after rumours that her new album would drop in September. Jonathan Dickins, one of her producers had already debunked this when he spoke to Music Week, saying: “It isn’t coming in September, it’ll be ready when it’s ready… We’re all in the same boat, you’re doing stuff and then all of a sudden, the world stops. It’ll come when it’s ready. I can’t put a date on that yet. We have music, but we’re still working.”

The Instagram post that featured Adele’s savage reply depicts the singer performing in Glastonbury in 2016. In a post Adele uploaded shortly after, she shows off her weight-loss wearing the same dress with her current figure. The ‘Send Your Love’ singer captioned the photo, “5 ciders in” and if that isn’t a mood, we don’t know what is. 

In terms of what the new album will sound like, we have no idea. The singer teased a drum-and-bass record in an Instagram post from 2019, but given the context, we think Adele’s joking. In a response to eager Adele fans, she had previously said, “Bunch of f**king savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up eh.”

Look, we get that you’re joking but we’re not going to say no to that.

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