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Actress Jameela Jamil slams trolls joking about whether she'll pretend to test positive for coronavirus

  • "The Good Place" actress Jameela Jamil tweeted a compilation of random Twitter users joking about whether she'd pretend to have coronavirus, along with a rebuke calling them "late" and "basic."
  • "Joking about my mental and physical health doesn't hurt me as much as other more vulnerable people with chronic illness/invisible disability/actual munchausens," Jamil wrote in the tweet.
  • The jokes follow a viral conspiracy theory suggesting that Jamil is exaggerating or lying about various illnesses, medical conditions, and accidents she's sustained throughout her life – which she's denied.
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Jameela Jamil is sick of people tweeting jokes about whether she'll test positive for the novel coronavirus – or worse, that she'll just pretend she did. 

"If you're gonna make a joke about how I am going to be the first actress with coronavirus, ya late and ya basic," the "Good Place" actress tweeted, alongside a collage of random Twitter users joking about her getting the virus. 

"Joking about my mental and physical health doesn't hurt me as much as other more vulnerable people with chronic illness/invisible disability/actual munchausens."

It's unclear whether the actress made the collage herself, which contains 18 tweets from seemingly random, unverified individuals, and some of the responses to those tweets. Most of the tweets have 5 likes of fewer, and none have more than 100 likes. None of the Twitter users' names or handles are blurred out or obscured in any way.

The tweets include jokes like "Apparently @jameelajamil has all 8 uk cases of coronavirus," "when jameela jamil comes out next year with an exclusive interview about her coronavirus scare," and "Y'all, has Jameela Jamil faked getting coronavirus yet?"

Jamil has repeatedly battled critics over her medical history claims

The jokes stem from viral conspiracy theories about Jamil's health that surfaced in February, when writer and producer Tracie Egan Morrissey compiled "inconsistencies" in Jamil's anecdotes about her various illnesses, medical conditions, and accidents.

Initially, Morrissey said Jamil appeared to have Munchausen syndrome, a mental health condition where you always want other people to think you're sick. Jamil has extensively reiterated her initial claims, provided some additional context, and attacked Morrissey and others for spreading the theory. She denies lying about or exaggerating her claims.

Jamil also rebuked "The View" host Michelle Collins, who joked that "jameela doesn't count" in a reply to her own tweet, which read "Place your bets on who will be the first famous person to get Corona."

The two sparred on Twitter, as Jamil responded with "May you never suffer from chronic illness. May you never wake up in pain and swollen every f—ing day of your life. May you never struggle with an invisible disability. May you never be laughed at over it by people who have never met you."

Collins then responded "Learn to LOL about yourself girl, it's freeing."

In this latest case, Jamil targeting random Twitter users without obscuring identifying information could also facilitate her fans to harass them, but it doesn't look like any of the people she or whoever created the graphic screenshotted have been attacked by anyone as a result yet.

Also, some of them tagged her, so they were clearly trying to get her attention by making fun of her past controversies.

A representative for Jameela Jamil didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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