James Blake releases statement defending girlfriend Jameela Jamilby Cydney Yeates
Jameela Jamil’s boyfriend James Blake has released a statement defending The Good Place star after days of online abuse.
The Limit To Your Love singer penned a lengthy post in which he said it’s ‘sick to watch’ the woman he loves ‘just be dog piled on every day’ following taunts from Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan and comments from Laurence Fox.
James’ statement comes after Jameela openly talked about having congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis, as well as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which causes loose joints, joint pain, stretchy skin and abnormal scar formation. She has also spoken in the past about having a nut allergy.
‘I would have spoken on this earlier but Jameela asked me not to. Please read,’ James captioned his post.
‘It’s pretty disgusting to watch the woman I love just be dog piled on every day for such ridiculous things,’ his statement began.
‘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.’
He continued: ‘I am there for her swollen joints, her dislocations, her severe allergic reactions, her constant high fevers. I was there for her concussions, her three months of seizures when the doctor gave her the cancer diagnosis, and for all her operations and their complications due to EDS.
‘I can feel the lumps in her back from the car accident and see all the scars. I am there when she turns down amazing job opportunities because of her health limitations. I actually live with her. Her being attractive, tall, and successful doesn’t mean she hasn’t been sick.
‘Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a very real, very debilitating condition. More and more people are discovering they have it, but because it’s vastly under-researched and the patients, as with most invisible disabilities, look well, people constantly doubt and mock those suffering. May none of us ever know the pain and frustration of that existence.
‘I feel lucky not to, watching how many jobs and fun nights out my girlfriend has had to turn down because of what her body can and can’t do. Huge, life-changing jobs. You don’t know this woman.’
James concluded: ‘A lot of you literally think she’s Tahani from The Good Place. You don’t know what her life is, and has been life. But I do, and I’m not gonna stand by and let some total strangers try to push my girlfriend over the edge to what… stop her from helping kids with eating disorders? Stop removing mainstream shame of talking about mental health?
‘What are any of you even doing? And why are so many of you enjoying this? It’s sick to watch, and I don’t ever see men treated like this, the way we tear women limb from limb.’
Jameela recently slammed ‘dumb internet conspiracies’ about her health.
‘First I’m lying about my sexuality, now I’m now being accused of munchausens?’ she wrote.
‘By an unhinged idiot who didn’t even realise in all her “research” that my car accident injury stories are “different” because they were about TWO SEPARATE CAR ACCIDENTS 13 years apart? You can keep it.’
The 33-year-old went on to add to the doubters: ‘Ehlers Danlos Syndrome means always having people doubt your illness and injuries because you look okay. #edsawareness #itisntinyourhead #imsorrypeopleared*cks.’
She continued: ‘Man, if as many people spent their time and energy helping others/fighting injustice as they do dragging and slandering people on the internet the world would be in such good shape.’
‘Not afraid of you or your dumb internet conspiracy theories. Keep them coming,’ she wrote. ‘You just add to my relevance. I’m gonna keep helping people with eating disorders, and changing laws and global policies to protect kids and their mental health and there’s NOTHING you can do about it.’
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