Jameela Jamil shot to fame for her role in The Good Place. Recently, the actress had to face many tweets joking that she will become the first celebrity to get the Coronavirus. This is not the first time that the actress has come forward to tackle rumors about her health. “If you’re gonna make a joke about how I am going to be the first actress with coronavirus, ya late and ya basic,” she wrote. She also added. “Joking about my mental and physical health doesn’t hurt me as much as other more vulnerable people with chronic illness/invisible disability/actual munchausens.”
Jamil shared a compilation of tweets that joked about her contracting Coronavirus. One Twitter user wrote. “Apparently @jameelajamil has all 8 Uk cases of coronavirus.” Another wrote. “When Jameela Jamil comes out next year with an exclusive interview about her coronavirus scare.”
This is not the first time Jamil has had to defend herself when it comes to her health. Last month, the actress called out comments which said that she lied about her health history. A thread claiming that she suffers from Munchausen syndrome went viral.
To this, she said. “I have had to fight like a f—ing dog this week against false accusations, people framing my words, and deliberately taking them out of context, trying to discredit my entire integrity, and going after disabled members of my family,” she said on Instagram. “And for what? To stop me from being an activist against eating disorders? To stop me from destigmatizing conversations about mental health, suicides, sexual consent, abortions, women’s rights, trans rights?”