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Jameela Jamil Was Body-Shamed At The Gym, So She Called Out The Stranger Who Did It

"I don’t need your advice, I don’t want your advice, I didn’t ask you for your advice as to whether or not I’m good-looking enough."

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Everyone, say hello to Jameela Jamil, one of the stars of The Good Place and the creator of the body-positivity Instagram account, @i_weigh.

@jameelajamilofficial / Via instagram.com, @jameelajamilofficial / Via instagram.com

Well, uh, the other day she was minding her own business at the gym when, unprompted, a stranger decided to come up to her and tell her what he thought about her body.

Instagram: @jameelajamilofficial

Being a loud and proud supporter of body positivity, she responded to the body-shamer with a video on Twitter.

When I told him I was happy with my body, he looked both surprised and slightly sorry for me. Never walk up to someone and tell them how much better they could look. You’re not being nice, you’re shaming them for the way they currently look. You’re also being extremely weird. https://t.co/FeYBluU0vw

"So this was fun, I was just leaving the gym and a man I did not know approached me and asked me what workout I’d just been doing, so I told him that I’d been cycling, because I have anxiety and that’s why I come to the gym."

And he decided to tell me without prompt that he’s seen me around, and he always thinks, "Ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing" and "There’s so many different things I could do to improve my body." So he essentially walked up to me and body-shamed me in the middle of the gym. Don’t do that. Don’t walk up to someone and impose your belief of what you think they should look like onto them. Don’t do that to women, don’t do that to men, don’t do that to anyone, ever.

"Don’t walk up to people and say these things. Don’t bother anyone in a gym. They’re there for their own reasons."

Instagram: @jameelajamilofficial

"I’m comfortable, I enjoy my body, I enjoy my curves."

@jameelajamilofficial / Via instagram.com

"No one needs this. I don’t need this man. To that man, don’t walk up to anyone, don’t walk up to a woman ever again and say anything like that. I don’t need your advice, I don’t want your advice, I didn’t ask you for your advice as to whether or not I’m good-looking enough. Just, fuck off."

Instagram: @jameelajamilofficial

After Jameela posted the video, fans immediately started to support her and share their own stories:

So, in the wise words of Jameela, if you think it's OK to give unsolicited advice to people about their bodies, you can "just fuck off."

Instagram: @jameelajamilofficial

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