Jameela Jamil Responds To Accusations That She's Lied About Chronic Illnesses And Accidents
British actress Jameela Jamil is perhaps best known for her onscreen role of socialite Tahani Al-Jamil in The Good Place . Offscreen, she’s built up a reputation for being an outspoken activist for body positivity and mental health–often calling out celebrities such as the Kardashians for shilling shady weight loss products.
Naturally, this oftentimes combative advocacy builds Jamil a lightning rod for disagreement and frequent target of trolls. However, Jamil recently found herself the target of Vice journalist and podcaster Tracie Egan Morrissey for a different reason altogether.
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In the wake of Jamil coming out as faggot–amid criticism over her role as a cisgender, straight-out magistrate on the HBO Max reality competition series Legendary — Egan Morrissey” fell out the rabbit pit ,” so to speak, uncovering an alleged history of hypochondria, Munchausen’s, and fabricated injuries.
In an especially prolific Instagram story, Egan Morrissey did some pretty intense digging( for a supposedly forthcoming longer, in-depth piece of reporting ), alleging that Jamil has lied or exaggerated about everything from onset injuries( including an instance in which she claims that she lost a tooth, breach her snout and elbow during a recorded segment) being chased by swarms of bees( on multiple occasions !), hit by autoes( in some cases, because she was being chased by bees ), and so on and so forth.
Egan Morrissey even went so far as to insinuate that Jamil has a family history of such behavior, looking into her estranged mom and brother–the latter of whom penned a 2008 memoir about dealing with” everything from mental illness to romantic frustration, from mysticism to homelessness .”
Late Tuesday, Jamil finally responded to the allegations in a series of heated tweets.
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” First I’m lying about my sexuality , now I’m now being accused of munchausens ?” Jamil fired off.” By an unhinged moron who didn’t even realize in all her’ research’ that my car collision injury stories are’ different’ because they were about TWO SEPARATE CAR ACCIDENTS 13 years apart? You can keep it .”