Jameela Jamil seeks justice for Breonna Taylor again, slammed for 'making meme' out of a Black woman's death

'It’s Jameela Jamil so I’m not surprised lol queen of performative feminism,' said an Internet user


                            Jameela Jamil seeks justice for Breonna Taylor again, slammed for 'making meme' out of a Black woman's death
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Actress-activist Jameela Jamil had Twitterverse rallying behind her last week after she changed her Twitter username to 'Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor'. This was done as an intention to draw attention to the fact that Taylor's killers still walked free and the momentum around the movement was slowing down. However, this week, Twitter users pulled a complete volte-face. She was called out after she tweeted, "July 4th seems like... A PERFECT DAY TO ARREST THE COPS WHO KILLED BREONNA TAYLOR." Some of her followers who saw her tweet felt that she made a meme out of Taylor's death and they were quick to point that out and no words were minced while they did so.

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"Why is it acceptable for us to memefy the name of a Black woman who was a victim of police brutality? What exactly does this performative a** sh** do for Breonna Taylor? Maybe link her petitions and actually advocate for ways to help her family instead of hopping on another trend" tweeted a user. In a follow-up tweet, she wrote, "Although it’s Jameela Jamil so I’m not surprised lol queen of performative feminism"

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"Jameela, please do not make a meme out of a Black woman's death," wrote another. Another user tweeted, "Take one day off, so people can enjoy a holiday. Not saying I disagree, but things have a time and place a major holiday is not it." While another tweeted, "How about a perfect day to act against the army for Vanessa Guillen's death? Why aren’t you social justice celebrities giving her the same attention?"

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Jamil is one of the celebrities using her platform for justice to prevail in Taylor's case since the time the movement gained momentum. A look at her Instagram and Twitter shows that she hasn't slacked and Taylor's name makes periodic appearances on her page at regular intervals by way of stories as well as timeline posts. Apart from this, Jamil also advocates body positivity on her page. She shuns the use/existence of crash diets and celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Cardi B have been on her radar for promoting these products.  

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