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Jameela Jamil admits she used to ‘slut-shame’ female celebs: ‘I was a misogynist’

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Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil got real on Red Table Talk (Picture: Red Table Talk)

Jameela Jamil has opened up about how she used to ‘slut-shame’ female celebrities – and how her attitudes have changed since.

The Good Place star chatted to Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and her daughter Willow Smith on Red Table Talk, and she didn’t hold anything back.

Asked if she’s learnt some lessons about judging people, Jameela admitted: ‘I was a real d**k. Not even that long ago. I was a misogynist.’

The 34-year-old explained: ‘I was bullied at school by girls, and I didn’t always have great relationships with all of the women in my family and so I didn’t have a good vibe of women growing up and I would speak disparagingly about women and I thought women were just always in drama.

‘I had all this rage and I would project it at women, at the nearest easiest target.

‘And so, there is documented proof of me slut-shaming loads of female celebrities, like Miley, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kim, all these different people, Iggy Azalea, and I was doing it because I was in pain. I was a troll. I thought I was doing feminism.’

‘I was this slut-shaming, woman-hating, a**hole,’ she said, before adding: ‘People change, people can grow!

‘It’s why I have not removed myself from society, in spite of being asked to many times by people on Twitter, and I understand. The reason I don’t is because I would like to be that proof that human beings can redeem themselves.’

Jada Pinkett Smith

She opened up to Jada Pinkett Smith (Picture: Red Table Talk)

Jameela, who’s also been open about the cruel comments she’s received online, went on to say: ‘I’m still so ashamed.

‘But even though I understand why I did it, I think it’s important to be accountable and hold yourself responsible for the fact that, whatever happens to you, it might explain what you did, but it doesn’t excuse it.’

It’s not the first time Jameela’s spoken up about accountability, with the star recently denying that she deleted any old tweets of hers after fans noticed some missing.

She said a third-party app had deleted the tweets, adding; ‘I stand by all the s**t that I’ve said that has been helpful, and I stand (sorry and embarrassed) in front of all the s**t I got wrong, knowing it will always be behind me and that I can never delete it in anyone’s memory, and nor should I.’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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