‘The Good Place’ Star Jameela Jamil Explains Why She Thinks Airbrushing ‘Shouldn’t Be Legal’

Jameela Jamil, one of the stars of NBC’s The Good Place, presumably differs from her character, Tahani, in many ways. Where Tahani is a super-wealthy socialite for whom appearances are everything, Jamil is straightforward and down-to-earth.

For starters, she believes photo airbrushing should be illegal.

The star says airbrushing is incredibly sexist and weaponized against aging women — and she has a point.

Jamil told the BBC:

“It is anti-feminist. It is ageist. It is fat-phobic. It looks weird. It looks wrong. It’s robbing you of your time, money, comfort, integrity and self worth.”

And people are picking up on the message loud and clear.

How about admiring celebrity women over 50 who shall not be airbrushed into submission?

And there are more problems with magazine cover editing.

Jamil’s willingness to be so candid about her struggles and insecurities highlights the pressures on her and other women from the media and the film and TV industry. Why do men have the right to age and women do not? This is only the tip of the iceberg of horrendous sexism in Hollywood, but it is a solid starting place.

H/T: Mashable, Twitter