April 8, 2021

EP. 53 — A Look Into Tabloid Culture with Dean Piper

Publicist and former UK tabloid journalist Dean Piper joins Jameela to discuss the ins-and-outs of tabloid journalism, and the way it impacts the way we view women. They discuss how social media has impacted celebrity journalism and empowered celebrities, the lengths paparazzi go to to “get the shot,” the way tabloid journalism creates “build them up and tear them down” narratives around women, and the ways we as the public should also be held accountable.

Transcript

Jameela: [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, I hope that you’re well, I am fine. I’ve just started a new job in the last week or so. I’m shitting myself because I feel very rusty and underprepared and freaked out. And filming during covid is extremely odd, though. I’m so excited and grateful to be back at work, but oh, I feel like a beginner again. I wonder if any of you are going through the same thing now that everyone’s getting vaccinated, the world is opening back up. Are any of you facing anxiety about the world opening back up? I’ve expressed that before during many of my intros, my fear of who I am and how the hell I’m going to cope at something called a party if I ever go to one of those again. Anyway, I am. I’ll keep you posted, I guess, as best as I can about how I’m how I’m doing on this new job. I think you’ll just be able to gauge it from the tension in my voice. Bu

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