NBC’s The Good Place actress isn’t just coming after diet detox teas and appetite suppressant lollipops and those who endorse them, Jamil is also coming after the popular industry standard of airbrushing images for ads, magazines, etc and thinks it should be illegal. “Airbrushing of people in magazines and especially in advertisements shouldn’t be legal. Here I make my case for why I feel so strongly about this.”
Jamil wrote an article for BBC News sharing her reasons writing, “I think it's a disgusting tool that has been weaponised, predominantly against women, and is responsible for so many more problems than we realise because we are blinded by the media, our culture and our society. I suffered from eating disorders as a teenager and so I know how damaging 'perfect' images in magazines can be.”
She adds, “Men are allowed to wear baggy clothes to cover their bellies and they aren't subjected to couture modelled by emaciated 16-year-olds on runways. Men get a green light on ageing and gravity. Why can't women get the same allowances?“
You can read her full article at the source.
An example of Photoshop being weaponised against women: This is how we portray men in their 50s on magazine covers and women in their 50s. Look at the difference. Men who age are sexy in HD. Women mostly just shouldn’t dare age. Men can celebrate the inevitable, we must fear it. pic.twitter.com/XKykaZuiYf— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) December 2, 2018
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