Jameela Jamil has battled cancer twice.
The Good Place star – who has previously revealed she had a breast cancer scare in 2015 – hit out at the “cultural taboo around ageing” as she suffers from neurological condition Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and has also been stricken by the deadly disease, so every moment is precious to her.
She replied to a tweet slamming her as “too old” to wear a floral dress: “That’s fine. I don’t care if you think I’m 78. Because I think ageing is cool and I hope I’m lucky enough to be able to do that. Not everyone gets the luxury of getting older. And I think it’s a sacred thing that I cherish every day. My lines are my souvenirs.
“I cherish every day.”— Jameela Jamil
“It is a sickness of our society to look at ageing as anything other than an achievement/privilege. I would just like to say, that as someone who has been chronically ill my whole life, and had cancer twice, I find it EXTREMELY offensive that there is a cultural taboo around ageing. Those of us who fight for our lives and those who lost that fight young, deserve more respect. (sic)”
The 33-year-old star has also offered her support to Sia after the Chandelier hitmaker revealed her own diagnosis with EDS last week.