Jameela Jamil Won't Stop Criticizing Celebrities "Pushing False Patriarchal Ideals"

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"Don't like it? Mute me"

Jameela Jamil isn't done speaking out against the celebrities and influencers who promote "diet/detox" products.

Earlier this week, The Good Place actress grew frustrated by Cardi B's latest promotion of what she calls "laxative nonsense" and said that she hopes the celebrities pushing these products "all shit their pants in public." Over the past couple of days, she's doubled down on her stance, sharing that she was once "the teenager who starved herself for years, who spent all her money on these miracle cures and laxatives and tips from celebrities on how to maintain a weight that was lower than what my body wanted it to be."

In a later tweet, she stressed that this behavior from celebrities could be excused 20 years ago, since there was less information, but not today. "If you tell your fans to be thinner, you don't love your fans," she wrote. "You don't give a shit about them or their mental health or self worth."

Then, last night, she put out a parody video about what an honest diet #sponcon post would look like (hint: lots of time on the toilet).

While there were many people in support of Jamil's message, some have accused the actress of acting holier than thou (including Perez Hilton who says he would promote the tea for the money because he's "got kids"). Jamil though won't budge on her campaign against these brands and the celebrities who support them.

She explained, in a tweet sent out today, that she knows she's being "extra," but that "the war against women's bodies/general image is ongoing and out of control." She notes that teen surgery, eating disorders, and self-harm are at an all-time high. "So it's going to involve a big noise to fight back," she explains.

Still don't agree with her? You can heed her advice and press the mute button.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.