Taylor Swift praises The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil for pushing ‘Body Neutrality’ for women

Singer Taylor Swift opened up about how she is thankful for influencers like Jameela Jamil. Because of whom women’s bodies are being judged less and appreciated more.
Written By Abhivyakti Seshanand | Updated: November 04, 2019 18:59 IST
Taylor Swift praises The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil for pushing ‘Body Neutrality’ for women

Taylor Swift mentioned Jameela Jamil when she talked about the body neutrality movement, which encourages people not to focus on their body image and not to judge others' bodies. In her Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Swift said, “Thank God we’ve had #MeToo movements and moments where we’re looking at ourselves as a society and we’re looking at internalized misogyny. We’re looking at the way we treat critiquing women’s bodies,” Taylor said in the interview. “We have amazing women out there like Jameela Jamil saying, ‘I’m not trying to spread body positivity. I’m trying to spread body neutrality where I can sit here and not think about what my body is looking like’.”

Taylor mentioned that when she had gained fame in the music industry, she felt that the public was overlooking her talent by focusing more on her personal life and the men she dated. Today, she feels more confident about the industry’s progress and thanks to female influencers like Jamil. Jameela Jamil is fearless in calling out celebrities for their behavior, especially the Kardashians'. She once tweeted expressing disappointment in Khloe and Kim Kardashian, and Kris Jenner for promoting diet teas in paid advertisements on their social media accounts.
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It’s nice to know my words reach even the most scrutinized and harassed people, and help in any way. I can’t imagine being under her microscope since I was 12. Body Liberation is all I can advocate for. I want to be free of my body. Body Positivity is something those who are societally and even medically discriminated against for the size, and it’s an incredibly important movement that moves alongside the much needed Fat acceptance movement. Some really good influencers in that space are @yrfatfriend and @simonemariposa and @tessholliday But if you, like me, have a history of ED and Body Dysmorphia then @i_weigh is for you. We move away from the external body and straight to the mind and heart. Sometimes loving something you have hated for so long is too much work. And it’s ok if it’s too intimidating a challenge straight away. Love is a big emotion to access in the face of so much external programming of hatred. So neutrality and ignoring it, and avoiding full length mirrors, and getting on with my day and trying to utilize the minutes I used to spend thinking about food and calories, and cellulite, is how I skate around that to preserve my mental health. Some of you have heard me say this before, but some of you are new and may find this helpful. I would love to hear your thoughts below. X

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