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Jameela Jamil Slammed a Troll Who Body-Shamed Her at the Gym

Allure logo Allure 9/12/2018 Zoe Weiner
Jameela Jamil posing for a picture © NBC/Getty Images

Jameela Jamil doesn't care what haters have to say about her curves; she likes them just fine, thank you very much. The star of The Good Place took to Twitter on Thursday to recount a story about a man body-shaming her at the gym, and she had the best response to the whole unfortunate situation.

“He decided to tell me, without prompt, that he’s seen me around and he always thinks, ‘Ah, what a shame, she could look so amazing’ and there’s so many different things I could do to improve my body,” she shared in a video. “So, essentially, he walked up to me and body-shamed me in the middle of the gym."

A word of advice courtesy of Jamil? “Don’t do that. Don’t walk up to someone and impose your belief of what you think they should look like onto them. Don’t do that to women, don’t do that to men, don’t do that to anyone, ever.”

The actress doesn't typically let comments like this bother her, and says she enjoys her body. Further, she continued, "I’m also, by the way, a U.S. size 6 to 8, so if that’s how I’m being spoken to in a gym, you can imagine what people say to people who are larger than that.”

Unfortunately, Jamil is not alone in this experience. Her message inspired others to share their own similarly awful body-shaming stories:

This isn't the first time Jamil has been outspoken about body positivity: In the past, she's been fiercely critical of the Kardashians, especially when it comes to the examples they set in regards to body ideals. After the sisters shared a controversial video in which they spoke about eating disorders, Jamil took to Instagram with a message about recognizing influential women for more than just a number on the scale, and directed it at "the Kardashians. And every girl who looks to them for a reference of how to value themselves."

As far as Jameela Jamil is concerned, curves are cool — no matter what some random guy at her gym has to say about it.

Related video: Rachel Platten and Iskra Lawrence talk about body positivity campaign (Provided by TODAY)

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