The Good Place actress, 34, admitted she had been holding off from commenting on the controversial post that showed the reality star posing in a very-tight corset that constricted her waist.
“I’ve received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Kardashian West on June 24 (US time).
“The reason I didn’t jump on it immediately isn’t because I don’t think the post was damaging and disappointing. I do. It’s because the fact that you’re all messaging me about it, shows my work is done. I haven’t been trying to cancel Kim K.
“I was always trying to arm YOU with the knowledge to recognise for YOURSELVES that this is a bullshit expectation of women, developed by the patriarchy. If YOU know that it’s problematic, reductive and irresponsible for her to perpetuate such a heavily impossible beauty standard to her impressionable fans… then you’re empowered and conscious and don’t need me.”
Jamil added that she didn’t see the benefit in “screaming” at Kardashian West, but rather stressed the need for individuals to empower themselves by choosing what media they consume.
“Is this wrong? YES. But I’m not sure she realises that she’s doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal,” continued. “So there’s no point in screaming at [Kim]. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy.
“Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don’t let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don’t make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have. You’re the boss and none of them are s— without you.”