Ashlee Simpson Defends Jessica’s Weight

Ashlee Simpson says she is “completely disgusted” by the scrutiny over her sister Jessica’s new curves.

“I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News,” Simpson writes on her blog under an entry titled “Since when did a woman’s weight become newsworthy…”

Jessica flaunted her new body at a concert over the weekend, wearing a figure-hugging black tank top and high-waist jeans. A flurry of blog posts followed.

“All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard,” Ashlee Simpson writes, adding that she “seriously doubt[s]” people would make the same remarks to a wife, daughter, mother, grandmother or a friend.

“How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?” she says. “Now can we focus on the things that really matter.”

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  1. I agree that this shouldn’t be news, but in our current culture this is what people want to talk about. I really don’t understand the Obama connection. People have always been like this and probably always will. It would probably be more powerful if it were not coming from Jessica’s younger, slender sister. And, obviously, people will always hold celebrities to a higher standard. That’s how we are.

  2. I think the question is why would Fox NEWS cover Jessica’s weight as “newsworthy”? We understand tabloids are gonna write about it, but the “NEWS”?