“Fork this shirt!”
If you’re a fan of Netflix’s hit show The Good Place – then you totally get what I’m saying. If you haven’t watched the show, then let me explain – in The Good Place you can’t curse, so the ‘f’ word becomes “fork” and the sh!t word becomes “shirt”. And that’s exactly how I feel about these shirt posts from Cardi B, Khloe Kardashian and Iggy Azalea.
Promoting a detox tea that makes you shirt more, so you can flatten your tummy. Yuck.
Like what the fork is that about?
Which is why I L.O.V.E. actress Jameela Jamil – one of the stars of The Good Place.
Jameela has been so open and honest about her personal struggles with disordered eating, with hating her body, with feeling the need to diet to perfection… you know, all that shirt that most of us women have subjected ourselves to in the name of ‘beauty’. I love that a celebrity, an actress, is actually talking openly about how dieting and diet culture has messed up her life. We need more of her kind of honesty!
Yep, Jameela is calling time on this shirt.
She’s started an amazing movement on instagram, her account is I_Weigh and people post pictures with captions describing all the amazing things about themselves, that have nothing to do with their weight. (Because, hello, we are so much more than a number on the scales).
But here we are in 2018 and it’s totally NOT weird to see celebrities hawking products to us, to make us shirt more, so we can try and make ourselves smaller.
I’m praying in 2019 that we have more celebs like Jameela that talk about how diet culture is destroying us, and fewer celebs like the Kardashians, Cardi B, and Iggy making money off the pain of women’s insecurities about their perfectly healthy, beautiful body.
Please, please remind yourself whenever you see this type of diet lie rubbish somewhere, that you’re more than a number on a scale.