The stars are speaking out to Usmagazine.com about Jessica Simpson‘s new controversial curves.
Here’s what they have to say:
“I think she is beautiful. I think it’s really, really hard in Hollywood because there is an absurd standard that is really hard. It absolutely sucks. She shouldn’t be judged so harshly.”
“I think she looks great. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference, so all of a sudden when I saw her on the cover, in my opinion, she’s [still] Jessica Simpson. You know what this means? She’s still really popular.”
“I think it sucks. I think the media is very cruel with that stuff.”
“I think Jessica Simpson should tell them to ‘eff off.’ It’s sad because you see a lot of male actors who gain a lot of weight in between roles. The reality is, if I went and gained 30 pounds in between roles, I wouldn’t get roles. I think that’s sexism, and it drives me crazy!
“Jessica Simpson should tell those people to suck it! It makes me incredibly sad for women, in this day — in an age where Hillary Clinton is now the Secretary of State and we have made so many strides — that we are sitting here talking about poor Jessica Simpson. That’s heartbreaking.”
“As a woman, I think it’s a really bad message that we’re even commenting on it. I mean, let’s face it … we all gain five pounds, lose five pounds. She looks fine; she looks great. If she’s happy, who cares? I’m disgusted by it, to be honest with you. She looks healthy, she’s got curves, she’s Jessica Simpson! Give me a break!”
“I think this is absolutely ridiculous. People are being so mean. People don’t realize that it’s damaging to one’s psyche. For women, it’s hard enough to be accepted for how you are. She’s a beautiful girl. At least she’s been in the business long enough to know that this, too, will pass.”
Vera Wang (who designed Simpson’s 2002 wedding dress):
“I think some people forget that stars are just human beings, and stuff happens. Weight is a very personal issue. I think it has to do with a lot of other conditions. And, you know, I don’t know what’s going on in her life. I certainly can’t comment, but she’s a very good girl, so I’m sorry to hear that.”