The Good Place star Jameela Jamil has clapped back at critics after she was accused of ‘faking’ a severe peanut allergy and several other illnesses — with some even claiming she has Munchausen’s syndrome.
The 33-year-old TV star shared a snap of herself eating peanut butter-stuffed pretzel bites, which caused a stir considering a 2016 interview where she said she’s allergic to nuts.
Now, Jamil says the claims she’s faking her allergies and a number of illnesses over the years are the work of a “weirdo stalker” who hadn’t done their research properly. Posting on her Instagram story, the star said her attacker was in a “rush to bully and drag” and “forgot to read” more into the subject.
With more and more asking about her peanut allergy, Jamil said it is something she’s grown out of. Although allergies can disappear over time, it is extremely rare for this to happen. Internet trolls then continued to collate conflicting stories and interviews from over the years.
i’ve fallen down a “jameela jamil has munchausen’s” rabbit hole and OH? MY?? GOD??? pic.twitter.com/G2ym8kveJG— JOE (@JXEKER) February 11, 2020
As the situation got out of hand, Jamil shared a personal tweet saying she’s disappointed at those who’ve ‘gaslit’ her for their own personal entertainment. She also highlighted she thinks it stemmed from people not understanding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — a condition Jamil says she has.
Taking a slightly lighter approach, Jamil followed this with a number of Tweets joking that she is in fact Banksy, lives with Tupac and Biggie, and faked the Moon landing. Still, there are accusations that Jamil has taken on a little too much of her Tahani personality from The Good Place.
1/2 Being gaslit over your health for entertainment is a very specific pain and trauma that a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos/invisible disability have to face every day from people who don’t understand our vastly under-researched condition. And to what end? Who wins? If I was— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) February 12, 2020
The actor vowed to keep using her social media platform to tackle other issues. She told her followers: “Not afraid of you or your dumb internet conspiracy theories. Keep them coming. You just add to my relevance,
“I’m gonna keep helping people with eating disorders, and changing laws and global policies to protect kids and their mental health and there’s NOTHING you can do about it.”
The latest drama comes after Jamil came out as queer in the midst of a casting backlash for her role in HBO’s show Legendary. Irrelevant of what anyone thinks, the actor and former T4 presenter is sticking her middle finger to her haters.
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