Does Jameela Jamil Routinely Fake Illnesses for Clout or Does She Just Have Every Disease?

There’s a Korean variety show on Netflix and Viki called Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (Chef and My Fridge on Netflix) where the premise is celebrities have their refrigerators brought to the studio and eight of the best chefs in Korea use their ingredients to cook dinner for them. One of the chefs, Yoo Hyun-soo, had developed a reputation for claiming to have whatever ailment the celebrity guests might mention they have and telling them his dish will help them with it. He was so infamous for this that it was the basis of the award he got in the series finale, where he admitted he was lying without even realizing he was doing it when he talked to guests.

This appears to be a habit Jameela Jamil shares with Chef Yoo, though she denies it. But a viral social media post laid out all of the diseases, conditions and accidents Jamil has claimed to have and there are a lot of them.

Jameela claims to have been in at least three crippling accidents, including twice having been hit by a car while being chased by bees. She claims to have had cancer twice. She also had mercury poisoning which gave her a temporary peanut allergy. This one sounds true because mercury poisoning can cause low intelligence and, well…

Jamil also claims to have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a disorder that causes chronic pain along with hyper-mobility, or the ability to bend and stretch abnormally far.

Jamil, like Lena Dunham and Elizabeth Warren, is very offended by the suggestion she’s a fabulist, and took to Twitter to let everyone know she has in fact been chased into traffic by bees on two separate occasions.


This one has become sort of a meme.

Oh Jameela, don’t ever change. Just tell everyone you’ve changed and then tell you haven’t and then get mad when people think that makes no sense.

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