But instead of focusing on Fox's faux story (which you could read here if you wish), let's focus on the response from Jessica Simpson's sister, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz:
"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. ...Amen, Ashlee.
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 we can focus on the things that really matter."
Crossposted at William K. Wolfrum Chronicles