"Goodness me, some people have taken this very literally to argue,” commented one Instagram follower.
"I can understand that if ever a landlord of a building, it does not imply that I should be allowed to kill my tenant.
"I also understand the metaphor. Thanks for your ongoing pump for right to choose @jameelajamilofficial! Ladies and gents – please don’t be arguing over other people’s choices to choose. It is their body and the embryos/foetus they were instrumental in creating after all…”
Given that the end of a private tenancy became the single biggest cause of homelessness in 2018, with 216 families a week kicked out under “no-fault” evictions, it’s an interesting analogy for the normally socially aware Jamil to plump for.
No-fault evictions were deemed such a scourge that, under Theresa May’s leadership, the Tories announced plans earlier this year to ban the controversial Section 21 legislation that allowed them.
However, the reforms that would see Section 21 repealed have yet to be passed (so Jamil can rest easy).
It’s not the first time in 2019 Jamil has come under fire for social media posts.
In October she deleted tweets defending Ellen DeGeneres’s friendship with George W Bush after claiming she’d only just learned about “the full extent” of Bush’s “heinous presidency” – including the war in Iraq that has an estimated death toll of 600,000 and counting.