Do you remember when Jessica Simpson wasn’t just famous for being Jessica Simpson? You know, way back when? When she was famous for real things like wearing denim short shorts? Or, even further back, when she was famous for being “that blonde girl who isn’t Britney Spears? No, no. Not Christina Aguilera. The other one. No, not Mandy Moore. The other other one. The one with the song.” Well, that was a long time ago. Now Jessica Simpson just embarrasses herself.
Simpson had a chat with Lucky magazine in which she discussed the criticism of her weight (because you can only ask famous women so many things) and the former singer had a few really dumb half-formed thoughts that she shoe-horned impressively into a single statement:
“I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding,” she says. “Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you.
Let’s just do this concisely: anorexia nervosa is a mental illness, not a branding tool. Fuck you.
So, since Halloween: Courtney Stodden turned up some place with her tits out, Kim Kardashian was tasteless and awful in a way that guranteed attention and now Jessica Simpson has said something jaw-droppingly stupid. The week is done.