"If you don't see that, then you are in a bubble," Jamil told Sampaio.
Jameela Jamil is once again criticizing the modeling industry -- and there's at least one supermodel who is not a fan.
"The Good Place" star and Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio went at it on Twitter Tuesday after Jamil shared a clip fromVienna Fashion Week 2018 over the weekend, which showed the Gold Caviar Crew dancing down the runway in Nigerian clothing.
Oh my god 😍😍😍 this looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful. https://t.co/hck5n6e9Xu
The actress, who is a former model herself, praised the runway show, tweeting, "this looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful." Sampaio went off on Jamil, calling her out for her criticism.
"How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?" Sampaio tweeted. "Calling runway models 'long-starved terrified teenager' is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy."
Jamil, who never seems to shy away from an argument, told Sampaio to "calm down." Although she clarified she wasn't referring to "all models" in her tweet, Jamil then claimed the "vast majority" of "young girls" in the industry are "starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight, to meet the very small sample sizes."
"If you don't see that, then you are in a bubble," the British actress said in her reply to the Portuguese model. Jamil added that she doesn't "preach positivity" but rather "moving away from all talk of body" in order to "combat" eating disorder culture.
Sampaio didn't take Jamil's words lightly and defended the industry while also throwing some more shade at Jamil.
"You didn't say all models, sure, but you still chose to attack girls just so you can celebrate others," Sampaio wrote. "Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren't a exclusive problem of models, it's a huge problem is society as a whole."
"And about modeling I can for sure talk with more certainty than you," she continued and added in another tweet, "It's very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. most of these girls are teenagers! And they don't deserved [sic] to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did."
Jamil explained how she was a model and model agent in the past and criticized Sampaio for defending the "unrealistic standards" of the modeling industry, which Jamil called "highly toxic."
In reply, Sampaio said, "With all due respect now it just feels like I'm talking about apples and your [sic] talking about pears! I think I've been very clear in what I meant."
Jamil made another long criticism of the modeling industry and dieting. However, Sampaio said the actress was diminishing other people and being "negative for girls."
"Don't police how I choose to celebrate something or call out something problematic," Jamil replied. "I was celebrating that it's a refreshing change, compared to the toxic fashion show norm. I'm an activist. My words aren't cute, or easy, or inoffensive. Change doesn't come from being polite."
The Twitter war was reignited Wednesday morning. Check out the tweets below!
How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down? Calling runway models “long-starved terrified teenager” is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy. https://t.co/JOBtY0yrui
I didn't say all models in my tweet so try to calm down. But I will say there is a *vast* majority issue with young girls starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight, to meet the very small sample sizes. If you don't see that, then you are in a bubble https://t.co/K3DkuRmIG7
I also don't preach “body positivity.” I talk about moving away from all talk of body, in order to combat our current pervasive issue of eating disorder culture, which is in NO small way perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be.
Have eating disorders and drug problems, when that's not the case. And about modeling I can for sure talk with more certainty than you. Sure that happens but it's for sure not a vast majority. The point of my tweet though, wasn't that one! And you know!
This idea that you should just be cute and not call out what is wrong Incase it offends people... is why change doesn't happen faster. We have to call out what is societally wrong/dangerous, however, whenever, we can, regardless of whether or not it is appropriate or comfortable. https://t.co/h0muUpRMtL
Um I was a model, and a model agent and a lot of my friends are still models and agents. Who are all struggling with ongoing unrealistic standards of this industry you benefit from, which is why you are fiercely defending it, and asking me to not call out its devastating wrongs. https://t.co/0bqMe3lkVA
As is the all entertainment industry. And yet we don't go around and say all actors/singer/ etc are on drugs do we? The point of my tweet was never this one! I didn't think it was necessary to add those Diminishing words when you were so amazingly celebrating something so awesome
I *constantly* call out the problems with the entire entertainment industry. It's literally half my career, advocating against eating disorder culture promoted to women. Perhaps you're new to my work. Your beloved industry is highly toxic and you're on the wrong side here. https://t.co/xFGCQ4fuYm
I think you're using your platform to defend something that is overwhelmingly negative for girls. That's the only thing that is clear to me. Find a better cause to fight for, because this ain't it. You can do more than this, you're smart. Help girls, don't normalize this. https://t.co/14YIP7Av9q
Supermodels, and other people benefitting of a predominantly racist, fat-phobic industry that preys on children because they're easier to manipulate into maintaining low calorie diets... when I call out the blatant problematic evils of this industry be like... pic.twitter.com/DCTygAqgu9
How is saying to not deminish other people to celebrate others negative for girls? Cause that was the point of my tweet! Period! I never said there wasn't a problem with the industry, so don't go around and put words in my mouth! Be better than that!
Don't police how I choose to celebrate something or call out something problematic. I was celebrating that it's a refreshing change, compared to the toxic fashion show norm. I'm an activist. My words aren't cute, or easy, or inoffensive. Change doesn't come from being polite. https://t.co/NqvfwTeixP
Also @SaraSampaio , you MIDUNDERSTOOD the tweet in the first place... it was Not taking aim at *kids* for being starved and afraid. It's definitely not *their* fault. Who on EARTH would blame children? it was taking aim at this (unbelievably fucked) industry. Which is RIGHT to do https://t.co/K3DkuRmIG7
Saw so many teenage models smoking and taking drugs at NYFW, with skin and hair that showed me they weren't eating enough, that it shook me to my core. Things are just not moving as fast as they need to in the direction of size, (and racial/disability inclusion) in high Fashion.
Just to be very clear, calling out the fashion industry for needing more size, age, racial, and disability inclusion because media bleeds into our culture, which informs our society, and therefore affects our minds... is *very much so* a hill I'm willing to die on. pic.twitter.com/niv0MjYvRe