Actress Jameela Jamil slams tabloid for calling swimsuit-clad celebrities 'beached whale' and 'too big'

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Jameela Jamil is once again calling out body shaming.

The British actress, who stars on The Good Place, took to Twitter to condemn a tabloid magazine feature that rated celebrities’ “best and worst beach bodies” and posted insulting comments about several female stars in swimwear. Mariah Carey was called “too big” for her wetsuit, Tara Reid was chided for her “botched surgery” and “extra junk,” and Queen Latifah was dismissed as a “beached whale.” Lea Michele was mocked for having belly rolls, while the writer joked that Rebel Wilson “made a big splash” when she hit the water.


Jamil, who has been vocal in her criticism of the glorification of unrealistic beauty standards, didn’t mince her words when slamming the article. She demanded that the writer of the piece “put your s***-covered hand up in the air and show us your weasel face,” insisting that women should be treated with more “respect.”

<i>The Good Place</i> actress Jameela Jamil has aired her disgust at a tabloid magazine that is body-shaming celebrity women in their swimsuits. (Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has aired her disgust at a tabloid magazine that is body-shaming celebrity women in their swimsuits. (Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

She also called on fans to stop buying tabloid magazines that try to “destroy women.” Though Jamil didn’t name the particular magazine that featured this body-shaming photo spread, some commenters have speculated that it’s Star, which runs an annual feature picking apart celebrities in their swimsuits.


She also fired back at a commenter who suggested that the women featured in the article should “cover up.”


This is a cause close to Jamil’s heart. She recently called Kim Kardashian a “terrible and toxic influence on young girls” after the reality star promoted appetite-suppressing lollipops on Instagram, and she recently launched I Weigh, a social media movement which encourages people to stop measuring their worth according to the number that’s on the scale.


#iweigh #fuckingkg

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