A recent online appearance made by singer and designer Jessica Simpson sparked an onslaught of public opinion about her appearance as well as speculation about her mental health.
In the Pottery Barn advertisement, Jessica gives viewers a glimpse into her daughter Birdie’s room, styled by herself and Pottery Barn. The comment sections of the ads were quickly overwhelmed with questions about Simpson’s mental state and appearance. Some questioned her sobriety while others said things like “Blink twice if you need help.”
The designer stood up for herself over the weekend making an online statement about the backlash.
“As much as I have learned to block out destructive noise … peoples’ comments and judgements can still hurt deeply with their incessant nagging ‘you will never be good enough,'” she wrote. “The most important thing I have learned through the last 5 yrs without alcohol being a guard for escapism, is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through it.”
In a video shared via Instagram, she is seen in her studio singing “I’m more than my body, I’m more than my wealth,” in a raw, vulnerable moment.
In lieu of the recent, tragic death of Aaron Carter, it is easy to see the negative side of fame and the entertainment industry on our fragile, human minds. While we are fans of their work, we are often their worst enemies. And they have enough of those as it is.
Good for Jessica for standing up for herself in the midst of the unnecessary noise.