Ashlee Simpson Defends Jessica's Weight Gain

January 28, 2009 By:
Ashlee Simpson Defends Jessica's Weight Gain

Talk about a little weight gain getting blown out of proportion. Jessica Simpson put on a little holiday weight and the whole world went nuts.

Jess showed off a fuller figure during Radio 99.9 Kiss Country's annual Chili Cookoff on Sunday in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and she's literally been the talk of the town (and country) all week.

Her former personal trainer has already come to her defense, claiming she looks "sexy" and "healthy" and now sister Ashlee Simpson is blasting her critics on Myspace Celebrity . Here's what she had to say:

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.

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