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Jameela Jamil Responds To Backlash Over Her Being a Judge on Vogueing Competition Show 'Legendary'

Jameela Jamil Responds To Backlash Over Her Being a Judge on Vogueing Competition Show 'Legendary'

Jameela Jamil is defending herself after it was announced she would be a judge on HBO Max’s upcoming vogueing competition show, Legendary.

Fans became upset with the Good Place star after her role as a judge was announced for the show, which according to Variety, “turns modern day ball culture into a competition.”

The show will feature divas battling on teams called “Houses” in challenges involving fashion, dance and voguing. Each house is comprised of five performers and a leader. The 9-episode series features the teams facing off against one another for a trophy and cash prize. Each episode features a different themed ball and extensive footage of the competitors preparing behind the scenes.

“This seems sort of ironic in that @jameelajamil is apparently taking the place of an already underprivileged group in Hollywood,” one Twitter user wrote about the news.

Comic artist Adam Ellis also tagged Jameela on the network and asked why she took a job “on a panel that should be populated with queer and trans people?”

Jameela defended herself on her account, before deleting the tweet.

“I’m here as the ally/outsider to bring other outsiders in to celebrate this extraordinary world that deserves to be mainstream.❤️❤️❤️,” she explained.

She’ll join Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach and Leiomy Maldonado on the judging panel on the show, with Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ emceeing.

Jameela is also pictured below at the Be SELFish event hosted by Zumba Fitness held at Casita Hollywood on Tuesday (February 4) in Los Angeles.

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