Dec 05, 2018 by Shehera Vega Sánchez

Model Jameela Jamil: 'I would like to put airbrushing in the bin!'

Jameela Jamil is fed up with all the airbrushing, photoshop and the use of filters an editing apps. The model and actor, well-known for her role in the popular Netflix-series 'The Good Place', recently set out her opinion on Twitter. "Photoshop does more harm than good."

Disgusting Tool
"I would like to put airbrushing in the bin," Jameela wrote in a piece for the BBC. "I want it gone. I want it out of here." According to Jameela, modern-day photoshop and airbrushing have been used as disgusting tools that have been weaponized against women.

Jemeela: "It's responsible for so many more problems than we realize because we are blinded by the media, our culture, and our society. I suffered from eating disorders as a teenager, and so I know how damaging "perfect" images in magazines can be."

To explain her point of view, Jameela took to Twitter with a clear example. Showing magazine covers of man and women in their fifties, she showed how both genders get treated quite differently.

"Look at the difference," she says, pointing out the fact that actors such as George Clooney and Josh Brolin are displayed with wrinkles and visible signs of aging, whereas female actors Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock are made smooth and wrinkle-free.

"Men who age are sexy in HD. Women just shouldn't dare age. Men can celebrate the inevitable, we must fear it."

"Photoshop in advertising and magazines is so often used in ways that are ageist, ableist, fatphobic, racist an deeply sexist. It does more harm than good. We are making people almost allergic to the mere sight of normal human features. This only ends badly."

"I haven't banned all photoshop of myself because I'm being some sort of martyr for women, I'm doing it for MY mental health, so I don't set myself up for a fall when I look in the mirror, after seeing a digitally enhanced 'flawless' avatar. I don't want the pressure or scrutiny."

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