Jameela Jamil Says She's Done Calling Kim Kardashian Out After Receiving '1000 DMs' About Corset Photo

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Jameela Jamil says she's done calling out Kim Kardashian after receiving tons of DMs about her latest corset post. | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

After countless posts viewed as problematic, Jameela Jamil is done calling out Kim Kardashian.

Fans will know that apart from being an actress, Jameela is known for her advocacy of body positivity. She even runs her own brand titled I Weigh, which includes a podcast where she invites celebrity guests on to discuss body image issues, feminism, mental health, and much more. She's extremely outgoing on social media, and has been quick to call out big-time stars on their problematic weight loss promos and unhealthy posts. Of course, she's targeted the Kardashians on plenty of occasions, mostly for their continued advertising of Flat Tummy Co., a company that sells meal replacement drinks, teas, lollipops, and more.

Well, it looks like Jameela is through posting about Kim specifically, after she received an outpour of messages about a recent photo the mom-of-four shared. The 34-year-old actress explained that because people were quick to recognize how potentially problematic and triggering Kim's post was, she had taught them something. "I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this," Jameela wrote, sharing a pic of Kim in an extremely tight corset which makes her waist look basically nonexistent. "The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done."

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I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this. The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done. I havent been trying to cancel Kim K. I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans... then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me. Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession. This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinized her and her sisters over their appearances. She isn’t actively trying to harm you. She’s just so harmed and deluded into thinking this is what SHE needs to look like to be special and beautiful and she’s spilling it out onto her following. Is this wrong? YES. But I’m not sure she realizes that she’s doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal. We grew up in the era of Heroin Chic, where we were told you HAD to look like an addict starving to death, so to go from that..to being bullied about your body by the world? This toxicity from someone who is smart and knows better, is a sign that this is harm she can’t stop doing. So there’s no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don’t let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have. You’re the boss and none of them are shit without you. THE PATRIARCHY WANTS US TO FOCUS ON OUR WEIGHT INSTEAD OF POWER, EQUALITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM. FUCK ANYONE WHO ENCOURAGES THIS. BLOCK. MUTE. DELETE. REPEAT. Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead❤️

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Jameela went on to clarify that she hasn't, "been trying to cancel Kim K," but rather she wanted to, "arm YOU with the knowledge to recognize for YOURSELVES that this is a bulls**t expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy." She elaborated, "If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans... then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me."

She concluded her post by telling her followers, "So there’s no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem," urging them to "Follow activists, writers, artists and comedians instead."

Of course, Jameela's comments section has blown up with messages of support and admiration for the actress' message. As for Kim, she hasn't responded to the post, but we're sure she's probably glad she won't be popping up on Jameela's page any longer.