Actress Jameela Jamil urges critics to 'stop fat-shaming Trump'
© Getty Images

British actress Jameela Jamil on Wednesday urged President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE’s critics on the left to stop “fat-shaming” him and target his policies and behavior instead.

“The Good Place” star wrote that people should criticize Trump’s “treatment of marginalized people” and “his decision to keep children in cages separated from their parents.”

“Don’t just hurt innocent people with your lazy, childish low blows,” she added.

ADVERTISEMENT

Jamil has become a vocal advocate for body positivity and has spoken about her own struggles with weight. 

She told BuzzFeed’s "AM to DM" last year that her relationship with her body changed when she was forced to be weighed in front of her classmates. 

“We had to be weighed in front of each other and you would see the number come up in front of everyone,” Jamil said.  “And I was the heaviest girl in the whole year, and so ... for the next three weeks all I could hear was people talking about how I was the heaviest girl in the year.”

She said the moment became a trigger for unhealthy eating practices that led to her developing “full-formed anorexia” and body dysmorphia around age 14.

Jamil has also taken on the Kardashian family for hawking teas and supplements that advertise easy weight loss to their young fans in paid promotions. She created a Change.Org petition calling on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat to stop celebrities from promoting such advertisements.

Her petition had over 242,302 signatures as of Wednesday.