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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Jameela Jamil has been weight-shamed at her gym

    The 32-year-old actress - who stars as Tahani Al-Jamil in the comedy series 'The Good Place' - has taken to Twitter to reveal that a stranger approached her at the gym to discuss her figure and to advise her how she could improve her body


    She shared in a video clip: "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, essentially, he walked up to me and body-shamed me in the middle of the gym."

    The British star insisted no-one has the right to pass judgement on other people in such a way.

    She said: "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."

    However, Jameela insisted she'll quickly be able to move on from the incident because she's developed a thick skin.

    The actress shared: "I'm comfortable. I enjoy my body. I enjoy my curves.

    "I'm also, by the way, a US size 6 to 8, so if that's how I'm being spoken to in a gym, you can imagine what people say to people who are larger than that."

    Meanwhile, Jameela previously revealed she was discouraged from swapping her successful presenting career in the UK to pursue her acting ambitions in Los Angeles, where she eventually landed a role in 'The Good Place'.

    She said: "Everyone said I was being mad, throwing away an eight-year career, and that I was too old - I was only 29 - too ethnic, and too fat to come over to Los Angeles."

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