Jameela Jamil is not anti-cosmetic surgery, she’s pro transparency

Never afraid to speak her mind, Jameela Jamil wishes more celebrities would just be honest about whether they’ve had work done.

The Kardashians were recently heralded by magazine Vanity Fair for “reshaping” the beauty industry, their famous faces saturating social media, billboards, and television.

But while there are plenty of Google results with side-to-side photos ‘before and after’ of pretty obvious plastic surgery, none of the family members have admitted to getting even Botox. Some have even vehemently and repeatedly denied it.

“It’s all so exhausting. As a model, why would I have my face reconstructed? It doesn’t even make sense,” Kendall Jenner wrote on her app in 2017.

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Jameela Jamil doesn’t want to shame anyone who chooses to change their appearance, she just wishes they’d be honest about it. Because when they’re not, it sets impossible beauty standards that young girls still strive for. Not to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars the family makes profiting off their very curated image through skincare and makeup lines.

“Let’s be real, their surgeons reshaped the beauty industry,” Jamil wrote in an Instagram post. “People buy makeup to try to look like people who were carved and injected to look like that, which is fine. But it would be helpful for that transparency to be more accounted for to avoid disappointment.”

In a previous interview with Body+Soul, Jamil argued that you can still have and want Botox and still be a feminist, but that understanding the ‘why’ is the real crux of the issue.

“I don’t think anything that you put on your person can decide whether or not you’re a feminist… It’s really important not ever feeling like we shame anyone, any which way; shame someone for not having Botox or shaming someone for having Botox,” she said.

“I think it’s important to investigate why maybe we want the Botox or the nose job or the boob job, etc, and make sure that we are genuinely doing that for ourselves. It’s really hard to unpack why we make those decisions in the first place.”