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Jameela Jamil Breaks Silence On Her Controversial Appearance On Russell Brand’s Podcast

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Comedian and radio host, Russell Brand gets beneath the surface in his new critically acclaimed podcast, Under The Skin. In his podcast, Brand touches upon significant subjects including Comedy, Popular Culture, Arts, and Philosophy. After picking an intelligent topic for discourse, Brand installs himself in the presence of an industry veteran to relay insightful, and novel data on the subject. In the past, Brand has had sensible conversations with celebrities including Byron Katie and Derren Brown on his podcast, all of which were subject to positive critical responses. Recently, Brand sat down with The Good Place actress, Jameela Jamil to cover yet another front-and-center social issue; Mental Health. Fans were; however, not thrilled with Jamil’s appearance on Brand’s podcast. But Jameela Jamil successfully shut down all hate.  The  Good Place Season 4

Actress and feminist-in-progress Jameela Jamil has always been a champion for forums for mental health awareness.  Yet, her appearance on Russell Brand’s podcast shocked the world. In addition to; of course, invoking her fans’ anger. In her latest Instagram post; however, Jamil was able to justify her appearance on the Under The Skin Podcast, along with reciprocating fan-love for the same.

Explaining The Hate For Russell Brand

Over the years, Brand’s public and personal dealings have often erupted in controversies. His marriage and eventual separation with Katy Perry made him subject to misogyny accusations.  Later, when his relationship with Jemima Goldsmith ended, there were claims about his inappropriate behavior, and lose character. In 2013, Brand got engulfed in yet another controversy, after he exclaimed admiration for the Nazis at the GQ awards. There are several tales detailing Brand’s offensive and sexist behavior during his relationships and public appearances. Hence, for Brand’s toxic conduct in the past, Jameela Jamil fans were unhappy about her appearance on his podcast.  The  Good Place Season 4

Why Was Jameela Jamil On Brand’s Podcast Under My Skin?

Jameela Jamil, who has a reputation for her activism (especially against body shamers) made heads turn as she appeared on Under The Skin with Russell Brand. Jamil, in spite of all Brand’s controversies, has nonetheless opted to support him. She insists that she doesn’t intend to “devalue progress” by “canceling people” forever.

Jamil insists that she has seen Russell Brand own up to all his wrongdoings. And the man is trying his best to make amends about the same. The Good Place actress mentions that Brand is not using his big platform to get away from the mistakes he has done. Rather,  through Under The Skin, Brand is tirelessly making attempts to grow as a person and to educate others to do the same. Brand is using his dark past as a teaching tool, an agent of change. And since nobody can be perfect, there is a lot to obtain from Brand’s revamped persona. The  Good Place Season 4, Russell Brand Katy Perry

How Are Fans Reacting?

Fans were initially angry with Jamil for appearing on Russell Brand’s podcast. Following her Instagram post; however, the anger has abated, thus making way for appreciation and acceptance.

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I told @trewrussellbrand all about my mental health journey on his excellent podcast “Under The Skin.” Which is out now on Luminary. Some of you are very angry I have appeared on his podcast, but I did it because I’ve witnessed a tremendous change in him. I’ve watched him publicly own up to all of his mistakes, explain his mental illness, explain his behavior to others, and use all of his mistakes as an example to help others avoid making those same mistakes. People with very big platforms normally just hide from their wrongs, but he’s running right at them and doing whatever he can to educate himself and other people about serious things that we all need to learn about. I believe in progress and not perfection, and I believe in the human potential for change and education, and I watch this person tirelessly try to make right what he has gotten wrong. If we cancel people forever, when they have demonstrated immense change and remorse, we devalue progress. it isn’t going to get us anywhere. Too many people are ignorant and problematic, for us to have the luxury of writing them ALL off. We need to teach and to crack a window to allow in fresh air to clean up this world. People who make no change and no effort can absolutely fuck off forever, but those who can do a lot to help others, using their old mistakes as a teaching tool to create change, are of great value in my humble opinion. I really admire his work on addiction and mental health. I haven’t seen someone with such a big following spend this much energy on having those conversations with our society. I’m open to your thoughts on this and am sorry if any of you feel triggered by my decision. ❤️

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Jameela Jamil’s appearance on Under The Skin is a significant representation of allowing people to grow. Her efforts definitely imbue positivity and grace into the atmosphere. The Good Place Season 4, Russell Brand Katy Perry

 

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