Jameela Jamil tells actor who made tasteless joke about her getting coronavirus to go ‘to the bad place’
Jameela Jamil hit back at a comedian who joked she’d be the first celebrity to acquire coronavirus.
The Good Place actor called out radio host Michelle Collins after she tweeted: “Place your bets on who will be the first famous person to get corona. Jameela doesn’t count.”
Jamil, who suffers from the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, accused Collins of belittling her invisible disability.
“May you never suffer from chronic illness,” she tweeted.
“May you never wake up in pain and swollen every f**king day of your life.
“May you never struggle with an invisible disability. May you never be laughed at over it by people who have never met you.”
She ended the tweet by telling Collins: “To the bad place you go.”
May you never suffer from chronic illness. May you never wake up in pain and swollen every fucking day of your life. May you never struggle with an invisible disability. May you never be laughed at over it by people who have never met you. @michcoll 👎🏽 To the bad place you go. 👎🏽 pic.twitter.com/PxWbnDhgv2
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) March 5, 2020
After her initial tweet, Jamil once again explained her medical history, something she has been forced to do multiple times since being accused of having Munchausen’s syndrome (a mental condition which makes sufferers lie about having other illnesses) in February.
Referring to Collins’ tweet, she continued: “So sorry to anyone out there who gets doubted and made fun of over their health just because it doesn’t show on the outside. I’m so with you.
“Also sorry to those with Munchausen, your condition isn’t a punchline, which by 2020 grown adults should understand.”
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Replying to a follower, she added: “These people wouldn’t last a f**king day in our shoes. Only cowards behave like this.”
Jameela Jamil came out as queer.
The allegations against Jameela Jamil began after she came out as queer in February in the middle of a social media storm about her participation in a voguing competition show.
Jamil later admitted that the timing of her coming out “was bad”, but was down to the immense pressure she found herself under.
“It was completely overwhelming,” Jamil said on Instagram.
“A misunderstanding was left uncorrected for too long, and misinformation spread too far, too fast… in a moment of distress and pain, personal things were blurted out.”
“Timing aside,” Jamil said that her queerness was “better out than in”, and thanked the thousands of fans who had sent her love and support in the days that followed, including some who came out to her privately.