Jameela Jamil Wants People To Stop 'Meme-ing' Kanye West

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Jameela Jamil Wants People To Stop 'Meme-ing' Kanye West

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The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil is urging people to stop 'meme-ing' Kanye West as the rapper continues to draw attention with posts about Kim Kardashian.

West has publicly expressed belief that he and Kardashian will 'be back together' following their split last year, despite the reality TV star's new relationship with Pete Davidson.

He ended his own relationship with actor Julia Fox this month, and on Valentine's Day assured his followers that he didn't 'have beef with Kim' as he shared a picture of her out with her current boyfriend. He has also shared screenshots of messages between him and his ex-wife, though he later removed and apologised for the posts.

Kanye West (Alamy)
Kanye West (Alamy)

Many social media users have shared comments and jokes about West in the wake of his actions, but Jamil slammed the attention with a post on Instagram in which she said the public is 'watching a mentally ill man coaxed over the edge by our engagement/media attention'.

She continued: 'The consequences of this getting worse/messier will be him losing access to his kids. Learn something from how we fed into Britney [Spears’s] mental health strains and stop enjoying and encouraging this. I know he’s asking for attention, but getting it will create unimaginable sadness for him and mostly his completely innocent kids later. Stop meme-ing this.'

Jamil argued that 'even famous people' should be 'off limits when it comes to internet lols' when they are experiencing mental health issues, and stressed that while she knows West is not 'in the right', 'pouring gasoline on this fire when someone is bipolar isn’t going to make anything easier for anyone involved'.

Concluding the post, the actor and activist wrote: 'This sh*t must be really hard for all of them. Especially Kim. And egging him on won’t help her or her babies. It’s not funny, it’s real life.'

In a caption alongside her post, Jamil encouraged people to 'think of the innocent kids' caught in the middle of Kardashian and West, and stressed the post was not her 'in ANY WAY defending or excusing Kanye'.

She added: 'I do know enough about mental illness to know that the public/media is handling this in a way that only leads to more sadness/danger for everyone involved. A woman is afraid. Children are traumatized. And Kanye is making catastrophic decisions. Just stop treating it like it’s Real Housewives.'

Kardashian filed for divorce last year following seven years of marriage to West. Together they share four children.

If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They're open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58 and they also have a webchat service if you're not comfortable talking on the phone 

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Viral

Emily Brown
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