The star of The Good Place took to Twitter to say she’s “sending love” to Kardashian.
Jameela Jamil has become just as well known for being outspoken about harmful, body-shaming marketing tactics as she has for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil on the otherworldly sitcom The Good Place. But it’s not just the marketing of weight-loss products she openly criticizes — she also speaks her mind about its well-paid messengers. That’s especially true of the Kardashians, about whom Jamil has shared her disappointment and outrage several times, even when they’re not necessarily peddling merch. The latest example: Jamil’s response to one of Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram Stories.
Earlier this week, Kardashian posted pink-and-white text that read, “2 things a girl wants: 1) Lose weight. 2) Eat.” Jamil took understandable exception to the generalization and the harmful message she felt it sends. The actor shared a screenshot of Kardashian’s post on Twitter and asked her followers to try to strive for greater things.
This makes me sad. I hope my daughter grows up wanting more than this. I want more than this. Sending love to this poor woman. This industry did this to her. The media did it to her. They fat shamed her into a prison of self critique. Dear girls, WANT MORE THAN THIS. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RFkb0GzxZY
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) January 10, 2019
This isn’t the first time Jamil has expressed pity toward Kardashian. In November 2018, she posted on Instagram about her objection to companies like Flat Tummy and the celebrities who push laxatives with “poisonous rhetoric.” In the screenshots of her Notes app, she says, “I don’t hate on Khloe because that poor woman has been conditioned/outright bullied by her own family and the press to believe being thin is the most important thing in the world.”