Jameela Jamil has clapped back in the best way at a troll who branded her and her parents ‘bad Muslims’ because of the way she dresses.
“When I was on steroids and gained 70lbs for a couple of years,” she captioned the snaps.
“The paparazzi tried to shame me and would taunt me outside my own house. Did I cover up? No. I wore whatever I liked and owned my fun body that took me from A to B. I also released a plus size clothing line and started a great, long relationship.”
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Jameela went on: “Over the course of 5 years of no meds it came off. But I didn’t kill myself in a gym, I didn’t diet. I embraced it and believed I was worth more than punishing myself for some weight when I had built this whole life I was enjoying and proud of.”
While scores of fans tweeted her to thank her for her lesson in confidence, one man decided this was the right time to set her straight.
“According to your name .. I guess u r a muslim lady …. Do you think this is a proper dress for a muslim woman ?? Hope you get to the right path and respect ALLAH if you really believe in him,” he hurled at her.
Rather than angrily replying, Jameela hit back with a measured – and sassy – response.
“Actually, I’m not a Muslim, I wasn’t raised as Muslim. My mother was a model and my father ate pork and drank alcohol. My uncle was a catholic priest,” she pointed out.
“I was raised in the West. I have no religion i follow so I’m on a fine path and all women should be allowed to dress how we like.”
But the troll wasn’t deterred, instead turning his attention to Jameela’s parents, who he also insulted.
“This is a different story then … I withdrew my words . It is not your fault if ur dad n mum were bad muslims,” he wrote.
“And I totally agree ..women should be allowed to wear anything except what’s against the culture they r living in .. May ALLAH guides u to the right way. B’Bye.”
At that point, Jameela’s own mother Shireen Jamil stepped in to take the persistent man to task – and showed onlookers just where the actress got her forthright ways.
She branded him a “coward” and told him not to “boast about your courage” before telling him that she is a “a Pathan Warrior who changed a law 2 defeat a coward like u, who bullies young women”.
The man continued to argue with her, replying: “Hello Mrs Jamil .. I think you r getting me wrong … u r accusing me of things that are not true and never happened … I just tweeted to your daughter coz I thought she is a muslim public Figure .. no offence intended.”
But Shireen snapped back: “No,I don’t’think I got u wrong’.U said my daughter’s mum was a ‘bad Muslim’. I’m a Muslim born Pathan,who Prayed 5 times a day;finished the Quran in Arabic aged 8,and moved away from Religion in my teens,after Men twisted Islam to control women.Kindness is My children’s Religion.”
Jameela’s excellent response came after her Instagram post went viral for listing her achievements, hobbies and likes rather than discussing her weight.
It sparked an immediate outpouring of adulation from fans posting under the hashtag #iweigh, all of which talked about the things in their lives they were most proud of outside of their appearances.