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Ashlee Simpson Defends Sister's Weight Gain

Ashlee Simpson Defends Sister's Weight Gain

Jessica Simpson‘s recent weight gain has become all the buzz lately. Her little sister Ashlee has taken to her MySpace to vent her frustration:

“Since when did a woman’s weight become newsworthy… 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 (“Jessica Simpson Shocks Fans With Noticeably Fuller Figure”.)

“All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard. Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend? I seriously doubt it.

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

Earlier today, one of Jessica‘s trainers also defended her fuller figure.

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  • ara

    Jessica did not look like a size 2 in those pictures. Nontheless, I blame it on the pants…The high waisted thing just didn’t do any good for her.

  • LuckyL

    Lol, she sounds too logical.

  • joss

    did she go blond again?
    people read about people’s weight gain…especially when you’re in show business…lolz

    both their careers are already going downhill, so no one really cares what either of them have to say

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  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    bish please.
    asslee’s a lame & jess is a has-been loser. jess should be happy people are talking about her weight, because before it they weren’t talking about her at all.

  • DF

    No your sis chose to be in the public eye-so she’s being compared to the size she once was- I think the bigger news story should have been Jessica Simpson goes from playing In This Skin Tour to the Chilli Festival what happened to her career?’

  • Kathy

    I think Jessica is beautiful just like she is…I guess 5 pounds on someone extremely tiny to begin with is more newsworthy than how to fix our economic mess! Good grief!!!

  • ashlee

    no wonder there are so many little girls who are anorexic. they read stories like this and think if they’re not a size zero, they’re fat. really sad.

  • Tha

    finally! for the first time in history ashlee seems to actually have a brain on those shoulders

  • andrea

    wow. for once i actually comprehend and understand what this girl is saying. respect. a little bit…

  • Tha

    finally! something smart from ashlee.. i thought i wouldnt live long enough to see this day

  • TaylorSwiftfan

    I agree, it’s terrible to think that you can’t be in the public eye without being a size 0. Those pants were unflattering but I can’t believe there are still people on this thread commenting about what an idiot Ashlee is just because her sister is famous.

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  • Jaz

    well it is newsworthy. it comes with the territory of being in the spotlight(not that she is really an “a list” celebrity though.)

    but she is right that you wouldn’t go up to a family member and say “wow, you have gotten fat”
    you would say it once they left the room…


    usually when a big person sits on tony he will throw everything up for grabs or give everything away.

    just saying.

  • Nora

    Size 2?! I guess a size 2 is not what it used to be, unless we have ten sizes between 0 and 2. She looked like a comfortable 6-8 (or a chunky European 12 :D )

  • anna

    i agree with ashlee with the whole
    ‘judging people’ thing
    BUT jessica is definitely not
    a size 2. she does look a little fat.
    but who caress

  • k

    Yea right, size 2. Try a 12.

  • sm

    Seriously, Asslee needs to shut the F up. This family is completely irrelevant, so I suppose this is some desperate attempt to stay in the spotlight. Jessica is NOT a size 2. Not a chance in hell! and it wasn’t just news on Foxnews moron, it was on EVERY website including Justjared, so it’s kind of funny the little emo chick decideds to just call out one news source. Nice try, unfortunately you sound stupid. Your sister is large–deal with it. She had to go and flaunt her “Daisy Duke” body to anyone and everyone and now that she’s gained a bunch of weight it’s off limits?? Doesn’t work like that.

  • jo

    I agree. leave her alone

  • Jessica

    She didn’t say that Jessica was a size 2. She was making the point that even someone that is as small as a size 2 gets called fat.

  • cosi

    Shakespearean, indeed.

  • Shannon

    this is a ploy ppl everyone is on jess’s case right now in a cople of monts she’s gonna be on the core of a mag talking about how she lost the weight trust! also i dont think she is that fat the outfit didn’t do her any wonders

  • Stacie

    Hey Jessica (Ashley)…if you want little girls to feel good about themselves then don’t lie about your size. You would be helping out the self-image of little girls if you would admit your a 6-8 (even a 4), but don’t try to pass yourself off as a 2.

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  • ana

    even if i never liked this girl, she has a damn point, and got her point across rather nicely. and people she isnt talking about jessica being a size 2, shes generalizing that these days celebrities that are as small as a size 2 and gain alittle weight here and there are scrutinized and critisized without mercy thse days.

  • kate

    Yeah – J.L.Hewitt said she was a 2. And then she went and lost 20 more pounds. They all claim to be a size 2. Then what the hell was Jess before? In children’s clothing? I don’t think so………..

    We live in an obese culture – so all this talk about her being ‘normal’, just means she’s fat.

  • Winston

    Despite the fact that Ashlee is making a point, her statement only focuses MORE attention on Jessica’s figure – is this the ulterior motive of her eloquently worded plea to the masses to avert their attention to more worthy issues? If this is truly an issue that “doesn’t matter,” why even take the time to write about it?

    The fact of the matter is, the public moves on rather quickly as soon as a better story comes along, and a better story ALWAYS comes along. Celebrities should realize this instead of stirring the pot – it’s a disadvantage to themselves to do so!

  • kayla

    i agree with 24. but i also COMPLETELY agree with ashely. it isn’t good for young girls (or any women, for that matter) to be told that if you gain some weight you’re a failure and disgusting. all women are beautiful. so back the fuc* off of jessica.

  • S

    comparing people’s opinion on weight to the inauguration?!? really?

    just another dumb broad it seems (and i’m a girl that lives in L.A.)

  • wow

    Jessica Simpson flaunted her real size 2 body around in little bikinis Dukes of Hazzard era .. a spectacle for all to see.. because she has aquired a social label as a hot skinny blonde society obviously sees her as that.. so if she BLOWS up obviously people are going to talk shit.. deal with it…dumb fuc*king Ashlee…

  • Edumacated

    So is this ASHLEY SIMPSON imploring us to take women as they are, flaws and all? The same Ashley Simpson who COMPLETELY changed her looks via plastic surgery so she would no longer be known as the “ugly” Simpson sister? Yeah, I totally buy your sincerity, Ash. (*sarcasm*) And no, I’m not stupid enough to believe she actually wrote that post. Not once, on her pathetic reality show, did she ever utter a full, coherent, grammatically-correct, intelligent sentence. But now I’m expected to believe she can write in semi-persuasive language? I don’t think so.

  • inominedei

    she claims that the different sizes don’t matter… and then try to make it seem like her sister is only a size 2 (which is a celebrity standard)?!!

    I think she failed her own attempt to sound smart.

  • mju8

    what a hypocrite! ashlee complains that others are setting a bad example for little girls, when she herself got a nose job and both she and jessica obviously got ristaline or whatever it’s called for their lips a while ago

  • Marieme

    …says the woman who totally redid her face.

    That’s my kneejerk reaction. In fairness I really applaud those feelings. It’s just hard when the person sharing them uses plastic surgery and botox to create a whole new physical appearance.

  • malory

    Get ahold of yourself…No one really gives two shitts about your fat sister or you!! “after the inauguration”…give me a break..Toot your horn louder…we can’t hear it from here..

  • Canadian_chick

    I totally agree with Ashlee on this one. Not every woman is a size 1 or even a 0. I, myself, am a size 10 and I have been told that I am fat. Health wise, I am actually in the norms. I say as long as someone is healthy and happy with the way they look, they shouldnt feel pressured to loose weight. Because of the “sticks” roaming around, I feel the pressure of loosing weight and it’s not right. We shouldnt be in a world that does this. Instead of puting girls under pressure about weight. Lets teach them about being healthy and happy.

  • PFFt

    How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?

    Says the b**ch who got a nose job. This family needs to fall off the face of the earth . Soon.


    it’s better for the both of these trailer trash to gain weight

  • jen

    real girls eat meat and get fat

  • Michael

    When one trades on their body and looks and when their fame is very much based on their appearance then of course thins will be said when they begin looking different. If her focus was purely on music then sure, it would be wrong to criticize but it’s not. She runs around in bikinis, does ‘sexy’ pop videos and is known for being a blonde ‘bombshell’ so it’s only natural that people comment when she begins looking like an elephant.

  • jjsux

    ASHLEE…WTF are you teaching teenage girls when you go out and get a nose job at age 20? “Focus on things that matter?” Like what? Lip synching and plastic surgery?

  • Katie

    Claiming that people make fun of others that are a size 2 is a little dramatic. The way she wrote this passage, it seems like she is referring to Jessica as being a size 2 . Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that Jessica looks bad in any way, but she is no where close to being a size 2.

  • hfgfgfgfg

    Ashlee are you fucking serious talking about how real beauty comes in different shapes and size or forms and shit like that when everybody knows your ass has had extensive work done, your nose, chin, and so on. Give us a break, PLEASE.

    And another thing what is it exactly you and your sister do? besides being full time losers.

  • anon

    I must say, I think she’s 100% correct here. Still don’t like those girls much at all, but she called a spade a spade.

  • Elien

    well said Ash!!

  • raquel

    Good for Ashlee! If it were my sister I’d be tellin someone off big time. I’m not a fan of either one, but Jessica looks great. Good that she’s got some curves.

  • gerard Vandenberg

    Just SH*T more often.
    THAT’S ALL, folks!!

  • Amy in Ontario

    CLAPPING!!!! I think she looks hot. I am not a fan of hers but she looks hawt!

  • Rayt

    She’s fckin right though, all you people saying Jessica is fat are morons and theres no two ways about it tbqh. People like you should be euthenized, cus youre the ones making little girls make themselves ill. Fcktards.