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Jessica Simpson isn’t holding back when it comes to sharing her thoughts on a recent Vogue article.
On Tuesday, the singer took to Instagram to address claims by the fashion magazine’s former digital creative director, Sally Singer. In the article entitled “Only at the Met: An Oral History of the World’s Most Glamorous Gala,” Singer shared a memory from the 2007 Met Gala in which Simpson attended with her then-boyfriend, John Mayer.
Singer recalled witnessing the pair inside the notorious fashion ball and watching Mayer touch Simpson’s breasts in front of partygoers.
“She was wearing Roberto Cavalli and her breasts maybe fell out of her dress on the red carpet...and then 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,” Singer said. “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.’”
As a response to the article, the “Open Book” author shared an infamous photo of Sophia Loren seated next to actress Jayne Mansfield, looking discreetly at the blonde film star’s breasts.
Simpson added that she was surprised and disappointed to read Singer’s comments.
“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 said. “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.”
Simpson received support from fans and celebrity friends including “Mad Men” actress January Jones.
“Women should not be talking about other women’s bodies period unless it’s to give a compliment or point out a suspicious looking mole,” Jones wrote.
A Vogue representative issued a statement in regards to Simpson’s post, stating that the anecdote was never meant to hurt Simpson.
“That was never our intent,” the representative said, “but we understand her reaction and we apologize for including it.”