Jameela Jamil calls out ‘extreme’ weight loss at Oscars and accuses fellow stars of using ‘weight loss injections’
Jameela Jamil poses for a photo.
Jameela Jamil has spoken out at this year's Oscars about what she sees as “extreme” weight loss, accusing her fellow stars of using “weight loss injections”.
The 37-year-old British actor wrote “how losing weight has become an Olympic sport in awards season” in a post after the awards ceremony on Sunday (March 12).
“Images last. But these approaches are not sustainable and usually don't last until the next awards season!” Jameel wrote. “Once again, the image of women who have no age and no weight are being used as a tool of desire.”
The Good Place star said she “loves so many dresses, and people who wear them”, however, “it's an industry pressure and a result of f****** little samples from designers that Straight from the runways at Fashion Month, leading to such an enforced uniform thinness, and the fear of wrinkles.”
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Jamil, who is known for publicly denouncing controversial weight loss ads, also claimed in her post that many people were on unsustainable diets and had weight loss injections.
“I'm not judging,” she said. “I just don't want you to be triggered by the impossible standard imagery out there today, or make any sudden decisions.
“This is a temporary extreme,” Jamil warned. “None of this will last.”
At the end of the post, the She-Hulk star clarified that her message didn't apply to “everyone at the Oscars.”
In January, Jameel spoke out against the use of diabetes drug Ozempic as a way to lose weight, with the actor revealing she was “deeply concerned” and “everyone was horrified”.
The actor decried the trend of people using the injectable drug, which is designed to improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, as a diet pill.
“I've said what I've said about the potential harm of people using diabetes meds just to lose weight,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. $1,000 for this over-the-counter drug. There is a shortage of actual diabetes. It's now a mainstream Hollywood craze.
“I'm deeply concerned, but I can't change any of your minds because fat phobia is suffocating our generation,” she added.