The Good Place star Jameela Jamil is as famous for her social media activism as she is for her acting chops. The star has taken on several stars—most notably the Kardashians—for what she sees as their problematic, body-shaming promotions, and now she's having it out with model Sara Sampaio.
This time, the model was taking on Jamil for a comment she made celebrating a runway of curvy models, and saying it was "fun" to see this kind of runway, instead of "long-starved terrified" teen models.
But Sampaio called her out, tweeting: "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."
Jamil responded that she didn't "say all models in my tweet," and that the important thing to note here is that "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."
She added that if Sampaio didn't see that she was in a "bubble." Sampaio lashed out: "You didn't say all models, sure, but you still chose to attack girls just so you can celebrate others. Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren't a sic exclusive problem of models, it's a huge problem is society as a whole. And when you talk like you know for sure majority of."
Jamil lashed back, saying: "Sara, respectfully, I don't think this is the hill to die on. This industry is unlike other industries in that it makes professionals out of children, and informs culture and society, and is a standard set for young people everywhere. Fashion is a dangerous industry for too many."
The exchange continued, with Sampaio and Jamil sticking to their guns. Sampaio wrote at one point: "With all due respect right now it just feels like I'm talking about apples and your talking about pears! I think I've been very clear in what I meant."
Users on Twitter grabbed the popcorn and watched the stars duke it out, with many taking sides, but others ultimately arguing that each one was putting words in the others mouth, and in the end, both had some pretty good points.