Jameela Jamil blasts comedian who joked about her getting coronavirus

Jameela Jamil BLASTS comedian who joked that she will be the ‘first famous person to get coronavirus’ – a month after The Good Place star was accused of having Munchausen syndrome

  • Michelle Collins, 58, took to Twitter earlier this week to ask people to place their bets on ‘the first famous person to get Corona,’ adding, ‘Jameela doesn’t count’ 
  • Jameela, 34, hit back at The View host by pointing out that she is lucky that she doesn’t have a chronic illness or struggle with an invisible disability 
  • Some of Michelle’s fans got a laugh out of the tweet, while others sided with Jameela and thanked her for calling the comedian out for her insensitivity
  • Last month, Jameela was forced to defend herself after critics accused her of having Munchausen syndrome, a disorder in which people pretend to be ill 

Jameela Jamil has hit back at comedian Michelle Collins for joking that she will be one of the first celebrities to claim that she has coronavirus.

The 34-year-old actress, who has suffered a number of health issues, was forced to defend herself last month after she was accused of having Munchausen syndrome, a mental disorder in which people pretend to be ill for attention. 

Michelle, 58, had the controversy in mind when she took to Twitter earlier this week to joke about celebrities getting coronavirus as the illness continues to spread in Los Angeles. 


Not having it: Jameela Jamil (left) slammed comedian Michelle Collins (right) for joking she will be the first celebrity to get coronavirus

Cracking jokes: Michelle, 58, took to Twitter earlier this week to ask people to place their bets on ‘the first famous person to get Corona,’ adding, ‘Jameela doesn’t count’

Angry: Jameela, 34, hit back at The View host by pointing out that she is lucky that she doesn’t have a chronic illness or struggle with an invisible disability

‘Place your bets on who will be the first famous person to get Corona,’ she tweeted, adding: ‘Jameela doesn’t count.’ 

The Good Place star was not amused, and she responded by sharing screenshots of Michelle’s tweets while chiding her for her tasteless joke. 

‘May you never suffer from chronic illness. May you never wake up in pain and swollen every f*****g day of your life,’ she tweeted. ‘May you never struggle with an invisible disability. May you never be laughed at over it by people who have never met you. @michcoll To the bad place you go.’

Some of Michelle’s fans got a laugh out of the tweet, and hundreds of people took to the comments to take their best guess. 

‘When Jameela inevitably gets coronavirus, it will be a hitherto-undiscovered & highly-lethal strain, transmitted by bees injecting mercury into her bloodstream, but she’ll rise gracefully from her deathbed to show up to yet another award ceremony like the super-trooper she is,’ one person responded. 

Others sided with Jameela and thanked her for calling Michelle out for her insensitivity. 

‘As someone with a chronic illness and compromised immune system thank you for this tweet. We are always mugged off as faking, hypochondriac etc,’ one fan wrote. 

‘These people wouldn’t last a f*****g day in our shoes. Only cowards behave like this,’ Jameela responded. 

‘That joke is so disgustingly tone deaf,’ someone else agreed. ‘It’s exhausting not only being in pain and sick all the time, but constantly having to deal with people insisting you’re faking because they can’t bother to educate themselves about your condition.’ 

Instead of apologizing, Michelle doubled down and told Jameela she needed to relax. 

‘I HAVE FINALLY MADE IT. Learn to LOL about yourself girl, it’s freeing,’ she hit back.

Different takes: Some of Michelle’s fans got a laugh out of the tweet, while others sided with Jameela and thanked her for calling the comedian out for her insensitivity

Jameela has spent a lot of time on Twitter battering away criticism from fans who have accused her of exaggerating her health issues. 

Last month, a confused follower asked her if she had made up her peanut allergy after she posted a photograph of herself snacking on peanut butter-filled pretzels. 

The actress, who stated in 2016 that she was born with an allergy to ‘shellfish and peanuts,’ said her peanut allergy lessened or ‘cleared up’ as she got older — something doctors say can happen but is rare.

The online row prompted others to question Jameela’s myriad of health problems, which have prompted cynicism from many.

She insisted they were ‘gaslighting’ her, and she noted she has had to battle naysayers her whole life because she suffers from an invisible illness. 

Jameela previously claimed that 11 silver fillings in her teeth gave her mercury poisoning, which, in turn, let to an array of food allergies when she was in her twenties. She said that the allergies later subsided when she healed her gut.   

All smiles: Jameela attended Diane Von Furstenberg’s InCharge Conversations in New York City on Friday, one day after she hit back at Michelle 

Feeling pretty: The Good Place star looked ready for spring in a funky floral suit  

In October, she stunned fans by saying she’d had cancer not once but twice.

She was replying to a Twitter troll who criticized her outfit choice when she said: ‘I would just like to say, that as someone who has been chronically ill my whole life, and had cancer twice, I find it EXTREMELY offensive that there is a cultural taboo around aging.

‘Those of us who fight for our lives and those who lost that fight young, deserve more respect.’ 

When a Twitter follower asked her if she’d had cancer twice, she said one ‘was a breast cancer scare at 28.’  

‘The actual cancer was cervical cancer. Which is extremely common and scary,’ she added. 

She later told another follower that she had ‘cervical cancer in 2016 and 2019. Both during The Good Place.’ 


Back and forth: Last month, Jameela got into a row with Tracie Egan Morrissey after the writer said she believes the actress has Munchausen syndrome


Digging in: Tracie shared various screenshots of interviews with Jameela in an effort to show how the actress has allegedly lied over her health issues 

When some followers pointed out the discrepancy, she said it was possible for both answers to be true.

‘Did it not occur to you that other cancers are possible?’ 

Jameela was 17 years old when she broke her back after being hit by a car. She said the accident ‘saved her life’ because it stopped her from modeling and forced her to get help for an eating disorder she had.

Her second, more recent, car incident happened when she ‘ran into traffic’ while fleeing from a swarm of bees.

She also claimed to have been attacked by a swarm of ‘killer bees’ while interviewing Mark Ronson at his out.    

Jameela said there were around 500 of them and that ‘everyone ran into the house like Usain Bolt.’ Mark, however, later said there were ‘one or two’ and that they ‘walked’ inside.

 

 

 

Naysayers: Twitter users have mocked Jameela for saying she has had two car accidents and cancer twice 

‘The killer bee incident, I saw that headline and I was like I don’t even remember that happening,’ he said. ‘I think something happened where I was being interviewed by Jameela Jamil, who’s a really lovely presenter who used to work for BBC.

‘I think maybe we were sitting outside and there was a fruit plate nearby, and I think maybe two, one or two individual bees, approached slowly, and instead of running from a swarm of killer bees, I think she said, ‘Shall we go inside?” and slowly walked inside.

‘It’s one of those things where the incredible British media, you know, love a story.

In February, Jameela also got into an extensive argument with writer Tracie Egan Morrissey, who said she believes the actress has Munchausen syndrome.

Tracie took to her Patreon account to claim the actress had messaged her nonstop for two days straight. 

She insisted Jameela had contacted her first, and on one occasion, spent seven hours bombarding her with messages defending her claims about her health issues.

Upset: Jameela’s boyfriend of five years, musician James Blake, denied that she has Munchausen syndrome, saying she has ‘had a difficult life.’ 

His story: The 31-year-old called her trolls ‘disgusting’ and claimed to have witnessed the health issues she has been mocked for 

Jameela had taken to Twitter to blast Tracie as an ‘unhinged idiot’ and defended herself in follow up tweets but did not mention that she had the tense back and forth. 

Her boyfriend of five years, musician James Blake, denied that she has Munchausen syndrome, saying she has ‘had a difficult life.’

The 31-year-old called her trolls ‘disgusting’ and claimed to have witnessed the health issues she has been mocked for. 

‘It’s pretty disgusting to watch the woman I love just be dog piled on every day for such ridiculous things,’ he wrote.

‘She hasn’t sold dangerous products to kids. She hasn’t abused anyone. She hasn’t funded anything dangerous or brought any deliberate harm to any marginalized group. She’s just done her best as an ever learning human, as most of us are, to help other people with her privilege.

‘She does this because she had such a difficult life. Because she doesn’t want others to feel alone, gaslit, or ashamed the way she has.’

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