You may know British actor-presenter as Tahani Al-Jamil from the hit sitcom- The Good Place. Apart from the fact that she is a talented actor, she has also become a symbol for women empowerment. If you follow her on social media, the actress often takes a stab at celebs and influencers who use their platform to promote weight loss beverages. She had also earlier slammed Kim Kardashian for advertising appetite-suppressing lollipops. Now, Jameela Jamil took to her Twitter and recently came out as queer.
Jameela Jamil started her note with ‘Twitter is brutal.’ She wrote, “This is why I never officially came out as queer. I added a rainbow to my name when I felt ready a few years ago, as it’s not easy within the South Asian community to be accepted, and I always answered honestly if ever straight up asked about it on Twitter.” She further revealed that it was difficult for her to come out and that Twitter was not the place she wanted to do it. "I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear and turmoil when I was a kid. I didn’t come from a family with anyone openly out. It’s also scary as an actor to openly admit your sexuality, especially when you’re already a brown female in your thirties. This is absolutely not how I wanted it to come out.”
Jameela Jamil has come out and made the reveal after HBO Max announced her as a judge on ballroom competition series ‘Legendary’ and she faced backlash from a few members of the LGBTQ community who were not on board with the decision to feature someone who was not a part of the culture and felt like the show should feature its own.
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