Jessica Simpson Responds to Natalie Portman's Bikini Comments; Portman Apologizes

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UPDATE: After this story was printed, Natalie Portman took to the feedback part of Jessica Simpson's Instagram publish, writing, "Thank you on your phrases. I utterly agree with you lady needs to be allowed to decorate nonetheless she likes and never be judged. I solely meant to say I used to be confused – as a woman coming of age within the public eye across the similar time – by the media's blended messages about how women and girls had been presupposed to behave. I didn't imply to disgrace you and I'm sorry for any damage my phrases might have prompted. I’ve nothing however respect on your expertise and your voice that you simply use to encourage and empower girls all around the globe."

Jessica Simpson posted a pointed response Wednesday (Dec. 5) to a remark made by Vox Lux star Natalie Portman in regards to the influence a bikini pic of the singer had on her as a youngster.

The publish got here after Portman described to USA Today feeling torn by the "virgin/vixen paradigms" performed up by the music business across the flip of the millennium. "I keep in mind being a youngster, and there was Jessica Simpson on the duvet of saying 'I'm a virgin' whereas carrying a bikini, and I used to be confused," she stated. "Like, I don't know what that is attempting to inform me as a girl, as a woman." 

In Simpson's Instagram response, she wrote partly: "I used to be dissatisfied this morning once I learn that I 'confused' you by carrying a bikini in a broadcast picture taken of me once I was nonetheless a virgin in 1999," Simpson wrote.

Portman's quote, from a profile in help of her over-the-top Vox efficiency as a pop diva within the movie that tackles the worth of fame and scourge of gun violence in America, appeared to upset Simpson. In her Instagram publish, the "With You" star added, "As public figures, we each know our picture will not be completely in our management always, and that the business we work in usually tries to outline us and field us in. However, I used to be taught to be myself and honor the alternative ways all girls specific themselves, which is why I believed then — and I consider now — that being horny in a bikini and being happy with my physique should not synonymous with having intercourse." 

Simpson stated she's at all times embraced being a job mannequin for all girls and inspiring them to look any approach they need and put on something they need and to have intercourse, or not, with whomever they need. "The energy lies inside us as people," she wrote. "I’ve made it my apply to not disgrace different girls for his or her decisions. In this period of Time's Up and all the nice work you’ve gotten accomplished for ladies, I encourage you to do the identical." A spokesperson for Portman — who earlier this 12 months shared a #MeToo story about an incident of "sexual terrorism" as a 13-year-old — couldn’t be reached for remark at press time.