Ashlee Simpson's Jessica defence
Ashlee Simpson has blasted critics who attacked her sister Jessica's seemingly fuller figure, saying the comments are "embarrassing and belittling".
Ashlee Simpson has blasted critics who attacked her sister Jessica's figure.
The 24-year-old singer has defended her older sibling - who was photographed wearing unflattering high-waisted jeans at a recent Florida concert with a seemingly fuller figure - insisting the comments about Jessica's weight are "embarrassing and belittling".
She wrote on her blog: "I am completely disgusted. Since when did a woman's weight become newsworthy? How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticise a size two figure?
"A week after the inauguration of US President Barack Obama 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.
"All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you're a celebrity, there shouldn't be a different standard."
DJ Scott Simon, who interviewed Jessica during the Florida show on Sunday (25.01.09), has dismissed claims the 28-year-old has lost her good looks.
He said: "People are saying she put on a few pounds. But she looked fabulous. Confident, healthy and happy."
Even her former personal trainer Harley Pasternak has slammed claims that Jessica is fat, saying: "She has curves where a woman needs to have curves. She's still sexy. She's still a beautiful woman. And I have no problem with the way she looks."
Jessica's American football star boyfriend Tony Romo is also a fan of her sexy figure.
A source said: "He thinks Jess is hot no matter what. He wants to date a girl who can have a few beers, ribs, fries and dessert."