Jameela Jamil is hitting back at online critics suggesting she's fabricated stories about her physical health. Jamil, known for her role as "Tahani" on The Good Place, posted a series of tweets today directly responding to the internet conspiracy that she has Munchausen syndrome.
Ever since Jamil came out as queer on Twitter last week, she has become the target of a great deal of vitriol online. Skeptics have doubted the authenticity of her statement, even calling into question accounts of her past based on so-called "discrepancies" in her stories.
Jamil on her health: "people doubt your injuries and illness"
Jamil facing the recent accusation that she has Munchausen syndrome, a mental illness that's characterized by making up health scares for attention, made her feel the need to respond via Twitter.
"First I’m lying about my sexuality, now I’m now being accused of munchausens?" she questioned in her tweet. "By an unhinged idiot who didn’t even realize 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".
In a follow-up tweet, Jamil went on to explain that her chronic health condition often causes people to doubt her. "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome means always having people doubt your illness and injuries because you look okay," she said, including the hashtags "#edsawareness", "#itisntinyourhead", and "#imsorrypeoplearedicks".