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."
An example of Photoshop being weaponised against women: This is how we portray men in their 50s on magazine covers and women in their 50s. Look at the difference. Men who age are sexy in HD. Women mostly just shouldn’t dare age. Men can celebrate the inevitable, we must fear it. pic.twitter.com/XKykaZuiYf— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) 2 december 2018
"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."