Jameela Jamil claps back at online trolls joking she will get coronavirus

Jameela Jamil has no time for trolls joking about her getting coronavirus.

The Good Place star, 34, was seen brushing off recent backlash she has been subjected to on Twitter, as she stopped by Good Morning America in New York.

Giving her best ‘girl, bye’ wave as she rocked up to the TV studio, Jameela looked stylish in a cool printed two-piece, heels and big shades.

And she even made a joke on Twitter about the pics of her outside in NYC, captioning them with: ‘Waving goodbye to the past month of sh*t like…’

It’s no surprise she’s just about had enough of it all, after nasty online trolls were seen joking that Jameela would be the first actress to contract coronavirus – a flu-like virus that has recently become a global health concern.

Taking the hate in her stride, Jameela, who has been targeted over publicly speaking about health issues she suffers from, rose above it and insisted such petty comments ‘don’t hurt’ her.


She tweeted: ‘If you’re gonna make a joke about how I am going to be the first actress with coronavirus, ya late and ya basic.

‘Joking about my mental and physical health doesn’t hurt me as much as other more vulnerable people with chronic illness/invisible disability/actual munchausens.’

Munchausen syndrome is a mental disorder in which a person repeatedly and deliberately acts as if they have a physical or mental illness when they are in fact not sick.

Continuous cruel taunts about her health have taken their toll on Jameela, with the actress saying they had triggered to her point of ‘near-death’ in a series of candid tweets.

She’d slammed tweets claiming she has Munchausen syndrome as just ‘dumb internet conspiracies’, before then opening up and telling fans she was done with all the online bullying.

While clearing up confusion over her modelling past, Jameela said: ‘I’m tired of the bullying. The taunting over my mental and physical health. I’m sorry to the people who have munchausen that your health was used as a punchline and slur…

‘I am so sorry to all the people who shared their accounts of not being believed over their chronic health problems and invisible disabilities. I’ve experienced that my whole life and it’s traumatizing and isolating.

‘Last week triggered me to a point of near death. I have a fragile past with suicide. If you live in pain and have to survive a lot, just to still be here, it’s *agonizing* to have people tell you that you made it up.’

He continued: ‘I am there for her swollen joints, her dislocations, her severe allergic reactions, her constant high fevers.

‘I was there for her concussions, her three months of seizures when the doctor gave her the cancer diagnosis, and for all her operations and their complications due to EDS.

‘I can feel the lumps in her back from the car accident and see all the scars. I am there when she turns down amazing job opportunities because of her health limitations.

‘I actually live with her. Her being attractive, tall, and successful doesn’t mean she hasn’t been sick.’

James finished his statement by saying: ‘You don’t know what her life is, and has been like. But I do, and I’m not gonna stand by and let some total strangers try to push my girlfriend over the edge to what… stop her from helping kids with eating disorders? Stop removing mainstream shame of talking about mental health?

‘What are any of you even doing? And why are so many of you enjoying this? It’s sick to watch.’

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