Musician James Blake has responded to trolls that have incessantly mocked his girlfriend’s actress Jameela Jamil for her complicated health problems and impressed her with the apparent “Munchausen syndrome”.
Jamil, 33, who is also a mental health and body image activist, became the target of an intense barrage of abuse this week after listing the health issues that followers began to question, including a “healed” peanut allergy, who has cancer twice and is recovering from a car accident that put her in a wheelchair.
Blake, who has been dating Jamil since 2015, went on Twitter on Friday to talk about Jamil’s treatment, to list the many complications he saw her suffer and the opportunities he refused because of his poor health.
It also took a hit on Brooklyn-based writer Tracie Egan Morrissey who first published that he believed the actress had Munchausen syndrome, otherwise known as fictitious disorder.
Musician James Blake and actress Jameela Jamil have been in public since 2016 but started dating a year earlier in 2015, when she was still a radio host on the BBC
Blake didn’t mention the abuse but finally posted a long Twitter message on Friday
Blake, 31, posted the message on Twitter stating: ‘I would have talked about this before, but Jameela asked me not to. Please read x ‘
The main message said it was “disgusting” to observe the abuse Jamil was undergoing while outlining the various health problems he had seen holding the actress back.
He added that Jamil had “such a difficult life” and was now just trying to return “to help other people with his privileges”, detonating those he claims “literally think it’s The Good Place’s Tahani.”
“It is quite disgusting to see the woman I love being piled up every day for such ridiculous things,” he shared.
‘He did not sell dangerous products to children. He has not abused anyone. It has not financed anything dangerous nor has it done any deliberate harm to any marginalized group. He has just done his best as a constantly learning human being, like most of us, to help other people with his privilege.
‘He does it because he has had such a difficult life. Because she doesn’t want others to feel lonely, enlightened or ashamed as she did. They are there for his swollen joints, his dislocations, his severe allergic reactions, his constant high fevers. I was there for her concussions, her three months of convulsions when the doctor gave her the diagnosis of cancer, and throughout her operation I feel the lumps in her back from the car accident and I saw all the scars. They are there when he refuses incredible job opportunities because of his health limitations. Actually I live with her. Her being attractive, tall and successful doesn’t mean she hasn’t been sick. ”
James Blake writes a long defense of his girlfriend Jameela Jamil after the trolls accused her of recovering her health and interrogating her about an allergy to peanuts and road accidents
Actress Jameela Jamil and musician James Blake, who have been dating for five years since 2015, at the Glamor Women of the Year Awards 2019 at Alice Tully Hall in New York
“Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a very real, very debilitating condition,” he explained.
‘More and more people are finding out they have it, but since it is very poorly studied and patients, as with most invisible disabilities, look good, people constantly doubt and mock those sufferings. May none of us ever know the pain and frustration of that existence.
‘Many of you literally think it’s Tahani from The Good Place. You don’t know what his life is, and it was life, ‘he shared. ‘But I do, and I won’t stay here and let some strangers try to push my girlfriend over the edge of it … stop her from helping children with eating disorders? Stop removing the traditional shame of talking about mental health?
‘What is any of you doing? And why do many of you like this? He is sick to look at and I never see men treated this way, the way we tear women from their limbs. “
Jamil replied to Blake, her five-year-old boyfriend, to say it’s her “greatest love”
Jamil went on to post stating that the recent abuse had at least addressed “gaslighting”
Jamil replied to the tweet to say, “You are my best friend and my greatest love” later tweeting an image of herself in her 20s adding “One thing I will say is that this bullshit really raised a conversation important about how we gaslight people whose diseases are not visible. Later they will say that I was not really suicidally depressed in my mid-20s because there were photos of me SMILING that = evidence! ”
Blake then struck writer Tracie Egan Morrissey, whom Jamil slammed as a “stalker” for accusing her of Munchausen syndrome.
“Oh, best regards, the woman who is spreading these lies about my girlfriend has started a Patreon so you have to pay her to listen to them,” she said.
Literally take advantage of the exploitation and gas lighting of a young black woman with a chronic disease. Cold.’
Jameela Jamil had a long discussion with the writer who raised questions about the actress’ tumultuous health trip after jumping into the woman’s DM this week.
The incessant messages sent by Jamil were in response to a viral plot of the Instagram story that Morrissey had shared, insinuating that the actress was pretending her past ailments to attract attention. Morrissey accused Jamil of having Munchausen syndrome.
Blake also impressed the writer who initially claimed that Jamil had Munchausen syndrome
Morrissey turned his back on Blake to say he was only quoting directly from previous interviews
Jamil came back into discussion on Friday to reply to Morrissey on Twitter
Jameele Jamil, 33, is an English actress and mental health and body image activist
Morrissey, the writer behind Pot Psychology, took to her Patreon account to share that Jamil had sent her messages continuously Tuesday through Thursday.
He said Jamil contacted her for the first time and that on one occasion he spent seven hours bombing her.
In the past, the actress – who is an activist for mental health and body image – shared personal information about being partially deaf as a child, “having cancer twice”, being left in a wheelchair from one of two car accidents, with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and being able to continue filming after “losing a tooth and breaking an elbow” on the set.
Morrissey replied to Blake’s tweet saying, “Again, I just took screenshots and clips of Jameela’s quotes, tweets and interviews, compiled them and showed inconsistencies. So if the” lies “I’m spreading are literally exact quotes from your girlfriend. “
The answer only further increased the feud with Jamil returning to the conversation.
“Dude, you’re lying,” she retorted.
‘You said my car accident story was suspiciously different when I was talking about TWO different car accidents 13 years apart … SO the scores were different. Either you’re bad at research or you’re just trying to hurt me on purpose. “
One writer claims that Jameela Jamil has sent her many aggressive direct Twitter messages since Tuesday on a thread she posted, adding them to a Patreon account that everyone could read
Tracie Egan Morrissey shared that Jamil sent her messages continuously Tuesday through Thursday. The incessant messages sent by Jamil were in response to a viral plot of the Instagram story that Morrissey had shared in which he claimed that Jamil had Munchausen syndrome
Morrissey shared several interview clips with Jamil in an attempt to show how the actress lied about her health problems and that the facts of her stories are untrue
“It was really disturbing to see,” Jamil said in his initial message to Morrissey after seeing the Instagram story last Tuesday.
‘I am a true human being, and someone who has suffered from extreme mental health problems, already mistreated globally this week. and this … is how you use your time …? ‘
He went on to address the various allegations included in the thread. When speaking of the broken arm and tooth, Jamil declares that there were “100 witnesses” who could confirm his story.
Jamil explains how she developed food allergies after a “terrible crooked” dentist made her fill the dentist. He also explained how his car crash was “real”, adding that he had “no control over how journalists report” what he told them.
She had moved to Twitter to blow up Morrissey as a “shameless idiot” and defended herself with follow-up tweets, but did not mention that she had had time back and forth.
In an interview with Page Six, Morrissey shared that he didn’t know the actress. She added that she was definitely not a “stalker”.
“Jameela publicly called me a stalker and called me a stalker in her DMs, but she sent me unsolicited DMs on two different social media platforms over the course of two days,” said Morrissey.
‘All I did was watch the commercial interviews [she did on various occasions] from my kitchen [and piece them on a timeline]. ‘
Jamil told a Twitter follower that when he was referring to having cancer twice, he was talking about a “fear of breast cancer” at 28 and therefore cervical cancer was not referring to the same time.
Hours later, when she was asked the same question by another follower, she said she had cervical cancer twice that Morrissey collected or when she silenced the accuracy of Jamil’s claims
Jamil claims to have had two road accidents, one of which left her in a wheelchair
‘The only thing that bothers me and somehow kicked off all of this is her, ever since she came out strange last week, her going out strange struck him in the press and said who had reported badly was the host of this show when it is literally what appeared in the press release. ‘
‘Like an EP [executive producer] of the show, would you think he would watch the press release before it was posted. He followed the press for reporting it badly, but it’s literally their job of reporting facts and what’s true, and I find it offensive. And he continued to blame the press [for bad coverage]. ‘
The writer shared that many people have come forward to share their experiences with Jamil.
“The only thing I’ve done is to post screenshots and clips of things he said in the interviews and on his social media,” said Morrissey. ‘They are direct quotes. If he wants to call those lies, it really is.
The Good Place actress spent a lot of time on Twitter chasing away the critics of confused fans who asked her if she invented her peanut allergy after posting the photo on Instagram this week.
He says his peanut allergy has diminished or ‘cleared up’ when it has grown – something doctors say may happen but it is rare.
The online row however spiraled and prompted some critics to question Jamil’s other health problems.
The long list of ailments has driven cynicism by many.