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

UPDATE: After this story was printed, Natalie Portman took to the feedback part Jessica Simpson's Instagram put up, writing, "Thank you on your phrases. I utterly agree with you girl 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 age within the public eye across the identical time – by the media's combined messages about how women and girls have been imagined to behave. I didn't imply to disgrace you and I'm sorry for any damage my phrases might have brought about. I’ve nothing however respect on your expertise and your voice that you simply use to encourage and empower girls everywhere in 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 affect a bikini pic the singer had on her as a youngster.

The put up got here after Portman described to USA Today feeling torn by the "virgin/vixen paradigms" performed up by the music business across the flip the millennium. "I keep in mind being a youngster, and there was Jessica Simpson on the quilt 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 lady, as a woman." 

In Simpson's Instagram response, she wrote partially: "I used to be disillusioned this morning after I learn that I 'confused' you by carrying a bikini in a printed picture taken me after I was nonetheless a virgin in 1999," Simpson wrote.

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

Simpson stated she's at all times embraced being a task mannequin for all girls and inspiring them to look any manner 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 selections. In this period Time's Up and all the nice work you could have carried out for ladies, I encourage you to do the identical." A spokesperson for Portman — who earlier this yr shared a #MeToo story about an incident "sexual terrorism" as a 13-year-old — couldn’t be reached for remark at press time.