It’s hardly a secret that celebrities unscrupulously take money to shill for shady beauty products and diet supplements on social media, largely from companies they would clearly never be personally associated with. And while most rational adults can see through the scam, there are countless impressionable young women out there who are ripe for exploiting — which is why Jameela Jamil, who plays Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s beloved The Good Place, is calling out these celebrities for being what she calls, “double agents of the patriarchy.”
Over the weekend, Jamil put Cardi B. on blast for endorsing laxative “detox” tea. “GOD I hope all these celebrities all shit their pants in public, the way the poor women who buy this nonsense upon their recommendation do,” she wrote on Twitter. “Not that they actually take this sh*t. They just flog it because they need MORE MONEY.”
A couple of days later, Jamil took to Twitter once again to fire off a tweet storm pointing the finger at Iggy Azalea, Khloe Kardashian, and Amber Rose.
“When will these women who are covered in plastic surgery stop telling their followers to drink a laxative to look like them?” she tweeted. “It’s so embarrassing and it’s so encouraging of eating dirsordered behavior. BE BETTER ALLIES!”
Eventually Cardi B. responded on Instagram, writing in a comment, “I will never sh*t my pants cause there’s public restrooms everywhere… oooo and bushes,” but Jamil was not having it.
“Regarding her response: she will never sh*t her pants, not because of bushes, but because she probably doesn’t ever take the products she promotes,” she tweeted. “During her promotional video she keeps looking at the name of the product on the cup … almost as if she’s never seen it.”
After her posts went viral, on Tuesday Jamil responded to criticism that she wanted to “cancel” women, and then further clarified her stance with a snarky video.
If there’s one thing that we probably can all agree on, it’s that ain’t nobody got time for three days of diarrhea.