Jameela Jamil Explains Why Airbrushing Should Be Illegal By Posting Examples

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British actress Jameela Jamil is best known for her role in the TV series The Good Place, however, the self-describedfeminist in progress” has won much praise and support for her outspoken views on Twitter, where she uses her platform to call out various issues in the entertainment industry.

In a recent piece for the BBC, Jameela set out her views on airbrushing and the increasingly common use of filters and editing apps, which she feels “are legitimizing the patriarchy’s absurd aesthetic standards, that women should be attractive to the straight, male gaze at all costs.”

“I think it’s a disgusting tool that has been weaponized, predominantly against women, and is responsible for so many more problems than we realize because we are blinded by the media, our culture and our society,” she wrote. “I suffered from eating disorders as a teenager and so I know how damaging “perfect” images in magazines can be.”

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Expanding on her argument, she took to Twitter to give an example of the ‘weaponization’ of photoshop. Highlighting the fact that men in their 50’s are celebrated for the way they age naturally, giving them a rugged attractiveness, while women of the same age are airbrushed to within an inch of their lives.

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And many people came to her defense

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But while her views do come from a good place (pun intended) and attracted a great deal of applause, there were also some who feel she might be going too far this time.

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