Her tweet was met with mixed reactions, to say the least. Some people agreed with Jameela, while others said the decision to use makeup is personal and not something people should be shamed for.
One person said it seemed like she was suggesting that wearing body makeup would make someone a bad feminist.
And Jameela responded, clarifying that she spoke about the issue because she feels that men aren’t held to the same standards when it comes to physical perfection.
On Wednesday, in a video posted on her Twitter account, Jameela apologised for coming across as “preachy” when she talks about these issues.
“I just wanted to say sorry for if I ever come across like a preachy wanker when I’m off on one of my rants about gender inequality, especially when it comes to beauty standards,” Jameela said in the video.
“I’m speaking from a place of love and passion and concern that you will make the same mistakes I’ve made,” Jameela went on. “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.”
Jameela went on to say that, while she doesn’t want young people to make the same mistakes she did, she would never judge anyone for making their own decisions.
I would like to be a voice in the chaos that just tells you that you don’t have to, and we don’t have to think our entire worth is wrapped up in this shit. It wasn’t meant to judge you, I would never judge you. I would never have the right to, I’ve made more mistakes than any of you probably ever will. I’ve wasted more money and more time and more opportunities for happiness than many people in this world.