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Jameela Jamil has refuted “conspiracy theories” in first tweets since they came out as queer


Jameela Jamil addresses her critics directly.

The actress returned to Twitter for the first time on Wednesday since she came out as a queer last week and left the social media site.

The “Good Place” actress and activist tweeted about her frustration after being criticized by online critics for having a factual disorder formerly known as Munchausen syndrome, and cited some inconsistencies in Jamil’s earlier interviews about her health ,

“First I lie about my sexuality, now I am accused of Munchausen? By an idiot who in all of her” research “has not even realized that my stories about car accident injuries are” different “because it was about TWO SEPARATE CAR ACCIDENTS in the 13 years apart? You can keep it, “tweeted Jamil.

A factual self-inflicted disorder is a type of mental illness where a person repeatedly pretends to have a physical or mental disorder when they actually caused the symptoms, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

33-year-old Jamil added in another tweet: “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome means that people always have doubts about their illness and injuries because they look fine.” The Mayo Clinic describes the syndrome as a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissue.

Jamil referred to two car accidents, which she says occurred at 17, and the other while jogging while filming The Good Place.

Jamil described the first accident at Cosmopolitan magazine in November and said it “was hit by a car and landed in a wheelchair, which probably saved my life”.

The other accident happened in Los Angeles, said Jamil Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in November.

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She jokingly said she decided to go for a jog because of “Good Place” co-star Ted Danson’s enjoyment of running. Jamil said the job turned serious when she ran into traffic to escape a swarm of bees.

“I run in, a car hits me. Yeah, I get knocked over by a car,” Jamil told Kimmel.

Social media skeptics questioned Jamil’s injuries from the car accidents, as well as other statements about her health she made in past interviews.

In Wednesday’s tweets, Jamil called the criticism “conspiracy theories.”

“Not afraid of you or your dumb internet conspiracy theories. Keep them coming,” Jamil tweeted. You just add to my relevance. I’m gonna keep helping people with eating disorders, and changing laws and global policies to protect kids and their mental health and there’s NOTHING you can do about it.”

Jamil continued in additional tweets: “Being gaslit over your health for entertainment is a very specific pain and trauma that a lot of people with Ehlers Danlos/invisible disability have to face every day from people who don’t understand our vastly under-researched condition. And to what end? Who wins?

“If I was (an) oil tycoon destroying the planet, or a serial sex offender I would maybe understand this vitriol and effort to target and harass me. But I’m just a mental health/eating disorder advocate actually taking the time to change public policy and legislation to protect kids,” Jamil said.

Jamil faced backlash last week over her role in HBO Max’s new voguing competition series that some social media users said “belongs to queer people.”

Following online criticism, Jamil came out as “queer” during a lengthy statement posted on her Twitter account.

“This is why I never officially came out as queer,” she wrote. “I kept it low because I was scared of the pain of being accused of performative bandwagon jumping, over something that caused me a lot of confusion, fear and turmoil when I was a kid.”

She said the backlash forced her hand after years of hiding her sexuality. She admitted, “This is absolutely not how I wanted it to come out.”

Jamil’s revelation came one day after HBO Max announced she will judge  “Legendary,” a voguing competition series that highlights “modern day ball culture,” which originated within the LGBTQ community. Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach and Leiomy Maldonado will also serve as judges, in addition to commentary from Dashaun Wesley and music from DJ MikeQ.

But it was Jamil’s participation that was the target of backlash on social media after HBO MAX incorrectly labeled her the show’s MC host in a press release obtained by USA TODAY. (The streaming service clarified that Jamil is only a judge.)

Contributing: Cydney Henderson


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