Jessica Simpson was the guest editor over at iVillage this week and she posted some family photos. I’m not sure where to even begin with this picture above. Aside from it looking incredibly awkward there’s the cleavage issue. For the love of God can someone please tell this woman to put her tits away? I get it – she’s well endowed to begin with and add in breastfeeding and I’m sure the girls are HUGE, but there’s a time and a place. I mean – if you’re going out with the girls for a night on the town or even a date night, by all means show the girls off. But when you’re posing for a family photo it might not be the best time to flash your bra, which is happening because your boobs are too big for your dress. Then again Jessica Simpson thinks that if we’re talking about her boobs we won’t talk about her weight, right? And we’re allowed to talk about her weight because she signed a deal with Weight Watchers for $4 million dollars to lose her weight so that makes it open season to talk about it. We can’t argue about that because she literally asked us all to talk about it so she could get paid.
But this has to be my favourite quote from the piece;
“I live in a world that puts a lot of expectations on me. I never want my baby girl to grow up feeling that. To grow up feeling like she has to be something that’s expected.”
So, we put a lot of expectations on Jessica Simpson? We ( I mean, the world!) pressured her to sign that $4.4 million deal to lose weight after she had her baby? No, we did not, but what she’s doing is she’s excusing the fact that she hasn’t lost the weight as fast as she would have liked because of the unrealistic expectations that we supposedly put on her. So, it’s our fault that she hasn’t lost the weight because we should have known better than to expect her to do that right away after she had a baby even with the $4 million. It’s easier to blame your failures on unrealistic expectations than on sheer laziness right? Because when all you have to do once you have a baby is lose weight, and someone is willing to pay you $4million to do that, it’s still unrealistic to expect to actually see her lose the weight. Ugh. This is the same woman who filmed a reality show with her first husband, opening her home and her life for the world to see. But the worst part is that she doesn’t want her daughter to grow up with expectations, which would be a bit more realistic if she didn’t start selling her baby photos from the get go. If you don’t want your daughter to live under the scrutiny of the public, keep her out of the spotlight. It’s that simple. Don’t use her as a marketing tool in your bid to become the role model for new moms. Please ladies, do not make this woman your role model.