Jameela Jamil Calls Out A Man Who Body-Shamed Her At The Gym

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“Don’t walk up to someone and impose your belief of what you think they should look like”

Jameela Jamil is speaking out about an unfortunate incident she had at the gym, which involved a man shaming her body.

The Good Place actress uploaded a video to Twitter discussing the experience. In it, she states that a man approached her while at the gym and told her that he’d seen her around. He then went on to say that he thinks she could look amazing and that there are things she can do to improve her body. “He essentially walked up to me and body shamed me in the middle of the gym,” she says in the video. Jamil then sternly asserts, “Don’t do that. Don’t walk up to someone and impose your belief of what you think they should look like onto them.”

She goes on to say that she thinks this is why so many people who want to exercise don’t—they’re afraid of being judged at the gym. And she’s right! We all know the saying: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. That applies tenfold when you’re at the gym. Most people don’t want to be approached, lectured to, or stared at when they’re in the middle of a sweaty workout. Many might not even want to be there! And they especially don’t want you there nitpicking their every move and/or bodies.

“Fuck those people,” Jamil says. “Don’t stop yourself from going to the gym because of these stupid people, who they themselves are slightly insecure, which is why they’re even thinking about you like that… Fuck these people.” Amen.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.