Jessica Simpson is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but that doesn’t stop body-shamers from making rude comments and jokes about her appearance. However, the joke is on the naysayers because the singer is not backing off just yet.
The ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ hitmaker has been open about her battles against body-shaming comments. Of late, she is going after Sally Singer, a former digital creative director, who talked about her experience with Vogue, which created Met Gala‘s oral history.
The event was scheduled to take place at the beginning of May. But because of the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, organizers thought it best to postpone the fund-raising event that is attended by A-listers and fashion world’s whos-who. So, the team decided to collate what happened in the past Met Galas.
The oral history involved celebrities, insiders, and designers sharing antics and memories on what goes on the special night. Sally recalled the moment when Jessica was about to fall out of her revealing dress designed by Roberto Cavalli for the 2007 bash’s red carpet.
Sally went on to narrate that she was seated across Jessica and her then-boyfriend, John Mayer, during dinner when the couple engaged in some extremely inappropriate behavior in front of everyone. The article also accused her of wearing a very risky dress that put her cleavage on full display.
Jessica called out Sally on Instagram and said she felt like Jayne Mansfield after seeing the creative director’s account. The singer claimed the narration she read was inaccurate and that she was body-shamed.
The 39-year-old pointed out that she had steadfastly persevered against herself and other people’s opinions about her body but to see an unexpected read about the classiest fashion event and to be shamed because of appearance at this time was nauseating. Jessica then attached the famous photo of Sophia Loren side-eyeing her pal Jayne in a 1957 Beverly Hills party.
In an interview, Jessica admitted that she took diet pills at the start of her career because she felt pressured to be skinny at 17, the time she scored a record deal. The artist revealed she didn’t think it was going to be about the way she looked.
In her very telling memoir, she also openly talked about the expectations that rose from her character as Daisy Dukes in the remake of the Dukes of Hazzard. She said it became the standard of her career, and people used it as a benchmark for her body.