Jameela Jamil came out to her followers on Twitter, but it wasn't necessarily on her own terms.
It was recently announced that The Good Place actor would be a judge on a new series coming to HBO's upcoming streaming service HBO Max. The series, titled Legendary, is an unscripted competition show where divas battle it out in dancing and fashion competitions based on the LGBTQ-style of dance called ballroom and voguing.
After she was announced as part of the series, members of the ballroom community didn't think it was her place to participate in a show that focused on such a niche area of the queer community. Jamil came forward and shared that she identifies as queer and wants to bring an outside opinion to the world of ballroom and voguing.
Still, even after coming out, Jamil received backlash for her role in the upcoming show and for using her queer identity as a way to prove she belongs. The activist has been outspoken in the past about not taking up space from marginalized communities who get limited opportunities in the entertainment industry. In one instance, she turned down a role as a deaf woman because she felt it deserved to go to someone who better understood that experience. But for Legendary, that's not the case.