Ashlee Defends Jessica's Pants, Waist

Says Headlines About Sister's Weight Are 'Embarrassing and Belittling'

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(Jan. 28) -- In a blog post titled "Since when did a woman's weight become newsworthy," Ashlee Simpson is lashing out against the recent media coverage of her sister Jessica's physique and wardrobe.
Ashlee says she is "completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister's weight," saying it is "embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman's weight or figure as a headline on Fox News." She argues that just a week after the inauguration, such coverage only diminish the " feeling of hope in the air for our country."
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Jessica Simpson Snapshots
Jessica Simpson attends An-Ya's CD single release party on July 27, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. More Photos >>
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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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    Jessica Simpson leaves the gym after a tough workout. July 29, 2009 X17online.com exclusive

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After sporting some serious mom jeans and as well as some possible extra weight, photos of Jessica were the hot item of the day on Monday. In our coverage here on PopEater, we stuck simply to the jeans, and our loyal readers came out in droves. The opinion on Jessica was mixed, with 43 percent of our 134,000-plus voters saying she looked terrible, but 33 percent believed she looked okay and 24 percent gave the look an enthusiastic ''great.''
Going on, Ashlee says that "all women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you're a celebrity, there shouldn't be a different standard." Speaking directly to the media, she asks: "Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend? I seriously doubt it."
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A New York Post cartoonist weighed in on the photo uproar via this rough 'toon.

Ashlee ends her arguments with concern for the kids, saying that teenage girls are going to have respect issues "in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure."
This wouldn't be the first time that body image and Ashlee Simpson have made their way into the same sentence. In the early stages of her music career, Simpson underwent what seems to be but is still unconfirmed plastic surgery on her face.
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