Body-Positive Actress Refuses To Be Airbrushed In Magazine’s Cover Shoot
By Izza Sofia, 04 Jun 2018
Actress Jameela Jamil is a firm advocate for celebrating the natural physique of women’s bodies and is against body-shaming.
As one who encourages a healthy self-image and self-love, The Good Place star recently walked the talk by requesting Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight magazine to refrain from photoshopping any of her photos for its cover shoot.
“Did a fun cover shoot with @virginatlantic for their magazine and we talked all things @i_weigh @nbcthegoodplace and my general bumble and stumble into acting,” Jamil said on Instagram, where she shared her photos from her shoot.
“They also agreed to not airbrush me in any way, which I really appreciated as I find photoshop to be one of the worst things to happen to women,” she added.
She also shared some of the images on Twitter, accompanied by the words, “Oiiiii @VirginAtlantic shot me for the front cover of their in flight magazine and they were 👍🏽 and they agreed to not airbrush me or any of my squish. #SayNoToAirbrusing.”
Jamil has been vocal about the negative impacts of airbrushing and photoshopping images in media as it creates unhealthy expectations of how women should look like. Jamil added that she feels offended when someone photoshops her skin, or edits out her cellulite or stretch marks, as it seems as though her body is “deemed unacceptable as it is.”
Airbrushing not only hurts the way a person sees themself in a mirror—all thanks to an image created using the computer—but also perpetuates unhealthy lifestyles.
She’s initiated a movement on Instagram called ‘I Weigh’ that encourages women to define their “weight” based on the things they have accomplished, instead of their actual weight.
Did a fun cover shoot with @virginatlantic for their magazine and we talked all things @i_weigh @nbcthegoodplace and my general bumble and stumble into acting. They also agreed to not airbrush me in any way, which I really appreciated as I find photoshop to be one of the worst things to happen to women. ❤️
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[via Papermag, opening image via Jameela Jamil Official]
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