Jameela Jamil Comes Out As ‘Queer’ After Facing Backlash For Joining Queer Judging Show

Problem solved.

Actress/presenter Jameela Jamil is one of the more vocal celebrities on Twitter when it comes to pushing woke ideas and telling people to ‘do better’ and all that jazz, but in an ironic twist the woke mob turned on her this week after she joined the judging panel on new TV show ‘Legendary’.

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This was apparently problematic because ‘Legendary’ is a show about ballroom culture and Vogueing – historically queer art forms. Since Jameela Jamil is a straight woman (as far as anyone knew), a whole bunch of people got on her case about taking opportunities away from LGBT people who could have got a job on the show instead.

Jameela Jamil then released this statement claiming that actually she is queer but was just afraid to mention it until now:

Sadly this didn’t really do much to help, as people then started calling out the timing of her announcement, the ambiguity of ‘queer’, and accusing her of deflecting from the backlash by trying to make herself look like a victim. Some even accused her of faking it. Just can’t please some people eh?

Well Jameela Jamil is definitely right about one thing – Twitter is brutal. There’s obviously lots of messages of support for her as well but it’s interesting seeing her on the receiving end of the sort of backlash she has often encouraged in the past against those she deemed not woke enough. I mean just look at how happy Piers Morgan is about all this:

Have to admit I’m a bit confused about the term ‘queer’ as well. I actually thought it was an offensive term all this time but apparently not?

According to Stonewall, it’s defined as ‘a term used by those wanting to reject specific labels of romantic orientation, sexual orientation and/or gender identity’. Which is completely ambiguous but OK. Jameela has been dating musician James Blake for the last 4 years – wonder if he knew about it?

Anyway, it’s never nice seeing someone get piled on and ruthlessly bullied like this so hopefully it will all die down soon for her sake. Maybe everyone on Twitter (including Jameela) could be more understanding of each other and more gracious in disagreements? Wouldn’t that be great…

For the time Jameela told people on Twitter to stop using the term ‘blind spot’ because it’s ‘ableist’, click HERE. Be sure to report your driving instructor to the DVLA.


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