Actress Advocates Body Positivity On Beacon Hill


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — 'The Good Place' Actress and advocate Jameela Jamil was on hand on Beacon Hill Thursday to push for two bills aimed at helping kids and teens who struggle with body-image issues.

The two bills, introduced by Democratic State Representative Kay Kahn, tackle two separate body-image issues.

The first being the fact that minors can buy diets pills and muscle building supplements not approved by the FDA. Bill 1942 would ban anyone under the age of 18 from buying those items. The second addresses how much photoshopping ads can warps what people think they should look like. Bill 3892 would create a tax credit for companies who do not alter their images to promote unattainable bodies.

Jamil spoke in support of the measure, sharing her own struggles that began as a child.

"There is no accountability from these companies or these hugely greedy and irresponsible celebrities and influencers who endorse them to inform people," she said, "They are relying on the innocence of the young to really push products."

Jamil says she can't believe that the same products that took nearly 20 years of her life are still available to young people who could harm themselves to attain a certain body image.

WBZ Newsradio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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