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Jameela Jamil calls on people to ‘violently reject’ heroin chic

Jameela Jamil calls on people to ‘violently reject’ heroin chic

Jameela Jamil was seriously angered by an article claiming 'heroin chic is back'

Jameela Jamil has hit out at an article suggesting that ‘heroin chic is back’, calling on the media to end ‘diet culture’ and stop ‘coercing’ women into ‘constant extremes’. Here she is explaining her opposition to the piece.

The actor and activist took serious issue with an article from the New York Post that was shared with the headline: “Bye bye booty: Heroin chic is back.”

Jamil took to Instagram, posting: “No. No. F*** this.

“We are not going back, and how dare the media give this bulls*** any oxygen?!

“I am of the generation of the first wave of this. We never fully recovered.

“I lost two decades of my life.

“I'm BEGGING you to violently reject this, and to VIOLENTLY REJECT any people, or magazines or news outlets who are participating in the spread of this hell."

Jameela Jamil.

“We worked so hard and made so much progress and we are not being dragged back.

“Defund diet culture.

“Men are not forced to tolerate a dossier being handed out every decade of the new BODY TYPE they are EXPECTED to have.

“I am disgusted. Anorexia is the highest cause of death of ANY mental illness.

“Promotion of this s*** should be seen as a crime.

“There is nothing *chic* about a deadly drug addiction that makes you so thin because you're slowly dying.

“So bored of this huge underestimation of our right to be happy with ourselves.

“Why must we be coerced into constant extremes? I PROPOSE HAPPINESS CHIC. FFS.”

Jameela Jamil expressed her disdain online.
TikTok/Jameela Jamil

She’s got a point too – there’s nothing glamorous or desirable about having a heroin addiction or anorexia.

In a second post, this time with a video, she said: “No. We tried this before in the 90s and millions of people developed eating disorders.

“I had one for like 20 years.

“We are not doing this again, we are not going back.

“Our bodies are not trends.

“Our body shapes are not trends.

“F*** off.”

The article itself talks about how women with ‘slim thick’ figures such as Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion were in prominence within the fashion world, but now ‘waifish girls’ are back.

They noted Lila Moss, Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber as examples.

Jamil urged people to 'violently reject' heroin chic.

The article reads: “Even the famously bootylicious Kardashians seem to be turning away from curvy physiques.

“Kim and Khloé are looking increasingly skinny of late, leading fans to speculate that they’ve reversed their Brazilian butt lifts — though it has never been confirmed either had the procedure to begin with.”

UNILAD has contacted the New York Post for a comment about the article and Jamil’s criticism.

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Topics: Health, Celebrity, Film and TV, Fashion