Jameela Jamil is one of the stars of NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE and is also the founder of the I Weigh movement to celebrate body positivity so it’s ironic that she was recently approached by a stranger while at the gym who offered some unsolicited opinions about her body.
“So this was fun, I was just leaving the gym and a man I did not know approached me and asked me what workout I’d just been doing, so I told him that I’d been cycling, because I have anxiety and that’s why I come to the gym,” she explained.
“And he decided to tell me without prompt that he’s seen me around, and he always thinks, ‘Ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing’ and ‘There’s so many different things I could do to improve my body. So he essentially walked up to me and body-shamed me in the middle of the gym.”
And Jamil’s response? “Don’t do that. Don’t walk up to someone and impose your belief of what you think they should look like onto them. Don’t do that to women, don’t do that to men, don’t do that to anyone, ever. Don’t walk up to people and say these things. Don’t bother anyone in a gym. They’re there for their own reasons.”
Check it out below:
When I told him I was happy with my body, he looked both surprised and slightly sorry for me. Never walk up to someone and tell them how much better they could look. You’re not being nice, you’re shaming them for the way they currently look. You’re also being extremely weird. pic.twitter.com/FeYBluU0vw
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) September 12, 2018