Jameela Jamil perfectly shuts down those 'Skinny Adele' memes

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TV personality Jameela Jamil has hit out at people on social media sharing memes about "skinny" Adele after the singer recently posted a new picture of herself to social media.

Earlier this week, the 'Hello' singer celebrated her 32nd birthday, and to mark the occasion, she shared her first post on Instagram since December. The Grammy Award winner wrote to her 33.6 million followers:

"Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x"

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Last year, Adele showed off her reported 30lbs+ weight loss in a series of pictures - first at Drake's birthday party back in October, then second in a Christmas snap she shared on December 23 - both can be seen below:

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But in response to the birthday snap, several memes appeared online referencing Adele's weight loss.

Many of these memes would pose a question to the reader, asking if they would rather look like "Skinny Adele" or eat some form of fast food, like pizza or ice cream.

However, actress and presenter Jameela Jamil, 34, has stated how these posts can lead to people "demonizing" and "becoming afraid" of food. Jamil also said that these memes use Adele's slimmer body as a "weapon" against other women. She wrote to her 1.1 million followers:

"Adele would hate this so much. I’m so glad she isn’t on here to see people weaponize her body against women. These memes are everywhere. This is so offensive. So destructive. So reductive. It encourages us to demonize and become afraid of food."

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Jamil has always been incredibly transparent regarding her own struggles with eating disorders and her weight battles.

Back in December, the former model shared a decade-old photograph with her Twitter followers, and captioned the heartbreaking post:

"This was a sad day 10 years ago. I didn’t want to go to the event because I was convinced that I was “too fat” and that I would be publicly fat shamed the next day. I was so weak, I only managed to stay for 10 mins. Eating disorders/dysmorphia are so wild. I missed my teens/20s [sic]"

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When the photo was taken, Jamil was the co-host of a UK entertainment morning show called Freshly Squeezed, as well as working as a model.

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Writing in a follow-up post, Jamil revealed that she was able to recover from her disorder through EDMR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, where patients think back to a traumatic event in their past and then use their eyes to track the therapist's hand movements as a means of helping them reprocess their trauma. She wrote:

"The therapy I used to help me was called EMDR, it works faster so it was much cheaper. CBT didn’t work for me personally. So if it doesn’t work for you, try EMDR. It’s free in some countries. I’m thankful to the brilliant 'I Weigh' community for helping my recovery. Love you."

Jameela Jamil perfectly shuts down those 'Skinny Adele' memes

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By VT

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TV personality Jameela Jamil has hit out at people on social media sharing memes about "skinny" Adele after the singer recently posted a new picture of herself to social media.

Earlier this week, the 'Hello' singer celebrated her 32nd birthday, and to mark the occasion, she shared her first post on Instagram since December. The Grammy Award winner wrote to her 33.6 million followers:

"Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x"

[[instagramwidget||https://www.instagram.com/p/B_1VGc5AsoZ/]]

Last year, Adele showed off her reported 30lbs+ weight loss in a series of pictures - first at Drake's birthday party back in October, then second in a Christmas snap she shared on December 23 - both can be seen below:

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But in response to the birthday snap, several memes appeared online referencing Adele's weight loss.

Many of these memes would pose a question to the reader, asking if they would rather look like "Skinny Adele" or eat some form of fast food, like pizza or ice cream.

However, actress and presenter Jameela Jamil, 34, has stated how these posts can lead to people "demonizing" and "becoming afraid" of food. Jamil also said that these memes use Adele's slimmer body as a "weapon" against other women. She wrote to her 1.1 million followers:

"Adele would hate this so much. I’m so glad she isn’t on here to see people weaponize her body against women. These memes are everywhere. This is so offensive. So destructive. So reductive. It encourages us to demonize and become afraid of food."

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/jameelajamil/status/1258504640829681666]]

Jamil has always been incredibly transparent regarding her own struggles with eating disorders and her weight battles.

Back in December, the former model shared a decade-old photograph with her Twitter followers, and captioned the heartbreaking post:

"This was a sad day 10 years ago. I didn’t want to go to the event because I was convinced that I was “too fat” and that I would be publicly fat shamed the next day. I was so weak, I only managed to stay for 10 mins. Eating disorders/dysmorphia are so wild. I missed my teens/20s [sic]"

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When the photo was taken, Jamil was the co-host of a UK entertainment morning show called Freshly Squeezed, as well as working as a model.

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Writing in a follow-up post, Jamil revealed that she was able to recover from her disorder through EDMR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, where patients think back to a traumatic event in their past and then use their eyes to track the therapist's hand movements as a means of helping them reprocess their trauma. She wrote:

"The therapy I used to help me was called EMDR, it works faster so it was much cheaper. CBT didn’t work for me personally. So if it doesn’t work for you, try EMDR. It’s free in some countries. I’m thankful to the brilliant 'I Weigh' community for helping my recovery. Love you."