Jessica Simpson Slams Former Vogue Editor For Body Shaming In Met Gala Article
Jessica Simpson has been going head-to-head with body shamers for her entire career. And she’s not about to back down now.
The singer and author of Open Book penned a scathing retort to an oral history of the Met Gala published on Vogue.com, in which former Digital Creative Editor Sally Singer shared a memory of Jessica Simpson and then-boyfriend John Mayer at the 2007 Met Gala – a story Simpson is calling out for being “inaccurate” and “nauseating.”
The former editor at Vogue recalled an anecdote about Jessica Simpson appearing to “fall out of” her plunging Roberto Cavalli gown on the red carpet at the 2007 ball, and continued on to say that John Mayer and Jessica Simpson put on a show during dinner. The text read: “At dinner it was suddenly like, whoa, Jessica Simpson’s breasts are across from me at the dinner table and they are on a platter and I’m looking at them,” wrote Sally Singer in the Vogue piece. “And John Mayer was putting his hands on them at the dinner table. He kind of reached down and I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, celebrities, feel free to play here. That’s what’s going on’.”
In the article, published Monday to celebrate what would have been the evening of the Met Gala (one of many star-studded events canceled due to coronavirus) a number of celebrities, designers, models and industry insiders shared their personal memories to give a glimpse inside the buzzy affair.
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However, on Tuesday, Jessica Simpson posted an Instagram to set the record straight. She posted a famous photo of Sophia Loren giving some serious side-eye to her Hollywood frenemy Jayne Mansfield while at a Beverly Hills bash in 1957, captioned:
Jessica Simpson went on to add that she’s well above any trash talk about her appearance, but is surprised to see it still going on today. “But in all seriousness I have persevered through shaming my own body and internalizing the world’s opinions about it for my entire adult life,” she wrote. “To read this much anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating.”
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Feeling a little like Jayne Mansfield after reading this (inaccurate!) oral history of the #MetBall where I am body shamed by #SallySinger (https://www.vogue.com/article/the-complete-met-gala-oral-history) 😜…But in all seriousness I have persevered through shaming my own body and internalizing the world’s opinions about it for my entire adult life. To read this much anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating.