Jameela Jamil, an actress and TV presenter, is known for being outspoken when advocating body confidence and other feminist issues. According to Jameela, when her likeness was once photoshopped, she felt “gross,” or in other words, violated.
The actress revealed that a magazine had photoshopped her picture to make her skin look whiter. Jameela explained that she never know just how much power magazine outlets had when it came to the editing process and the final stages before publication.
During a chat with reporters from Red Magazine, Jamil said the company made her face whiter, gave her an “English” nose, as well as skinnier thighs. It was troublesome for her self-esteem as well as potentially bothersome for viewers of the issue.
She was “given a whiter face,” an “English nose,” and skinnier legs, the actress said. It made her “feel gross,” and she was sorry to anyone who felt as though her pictures made them feel insecure about themselves.
Even to this day, Jameela said she suffers from body dysmorphia, the condition where an individual believes they look a certain way when really they don’t.
In many cases, people who use this term refer to either body-builders, men who believe they’re small when really they’re big, and women, who are actually very skinny but still believe they’re fat. Body dysmorphia is not the same thing as anorexia or bulimia. One could argue it is a part of it, but not the sum total.
These days, Jameela, who stars in the American comedy production, The Good Place, said she no longer weighs herself. She went on to say there was “something wrong” with her brain, and no matter what she does, she can’t get over her issues with self-perception.
As a consequence, her way of dealing with this problem is, instead, to judge her size by the clothing she buys and wears. She just can’t trust the way she looks in the mirror. Recently, Jameela began a movement called, I Weight, a social media campaign designed to help men and women get over their body dysmorphia issues.