InStyle Magazine
June 28, 2019 6:52 am
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Jameela Jamil apologized for coming across as “preachy” after calling out Kim Kardashian for her new collection of KKW Beauty body makeup. In a video shared on Twitter, Jamil said that she sometimes gets “riled up” when it comes to gender inequality because she feels passionate about it, and added that she would “never judge” anyone for their choices.

“I’m speaking from a place of love and passion and concern that you will make the same mistakes I’ve made,” Jamil said in the video. “I’ve spent 20 years of my life having an eating disorder and using the lasers and using the creams, and drinking the detox tea.”

After Kim Kardashian shared videos and photos of her new line of body makeup, Jamil had commented, “Hard pass. God damn the work to take it all off before bed so it doesn’t destroy your sheets… I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema.”

The response to her comment was mixed—while some were grateful she was standing up to the perpetuation of female beauty standards, others felt that she was being unnecessarily judgmental and shaming people who might want to use body makeup. Jamil responded to the criticism on Twitter, clarifying that she spoke out because she felt that men weren’t held to those standards.

In her video, Jamil went on to say that while she doesn’t want young people making the mistakes she did, she didn’t mean to come off as judgmental, and vowed to work on her “tone” in the future.