Have you ever drooled over the perfect physique of your favorite celebrities? Their perfect skin seems to emit a radiant glow all the time; their dresses and suits always seem to hug and fit their perfect bodies so well. We are all guilty of thinking that way many times. Many of us know the truth behind all the perfection though! Pictures are almost always airbrushed before being released to the public so that certain things can be hidden or make the picture even more attractive than it actually is.
However, celebrities are getting real about their imperfections these days, and many are calling for make-up free or airbrush free looks. When celebrities set an example and voice out this topic passionately, it is easier for us to accept our body as it is. This time, British actress Jameela Jamil has shown the courage to show her back fat on billboards by refusing to airbrush her picture.
She posted on Twitter later, “I know it’s hard because we are perpetually scrutinized and criticized in this industry, but I’m begging other influencers, actors, and models to join me in not allowing airbrushing. We have to stop setting standards for others that we ourselves don’t even meet.” She also said that she herself had struggled with negative body image for a long time because she always used to see perfect pictures on TV, magazines, and billboards. The women never had double chins, muffin tops, or back fat. But these are all real and absolutely normal.
She seems to have come to terms with her body now and is not ashamed of it anymore. As more and more celebrities are coming out with their real problems, it is becoming easier for us to do the same. Before Jameela, model Chrissy Teigen also posted a picture of her stretch marks, saying they are not going to go away. For Jamil, this is not the first time she started a campaign on body positivity. Back in 2018, she had started the #IWeigh campaign. The main aim of the campaign was to encourage people to stop obsessing about their weight and concentrate on what makes their lives better. She also criticized celebrities and social influencers who promoted weight loss products through their posts. She has already got numerous fans because of the way she speaks her mind.
The Good Place actress has been a body-positive activist for quite some time now. She had been a victim of an eating disorder for many years which she believes had started due to social pressure and very specific beauty standards. It was a car accident at the age of 17 that helped her change her views towards her body. We hope more and more celebrities like her would come forward and do everything to promote body positivity. Everybody struggles with self-love and has their own set of insecurities that they with on a daily basis. People like Jameela have proven that our imperfections are okay, and the important thing is to love our bodies, flaws and all!