01/07/2014 11:49 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Jessica Simpson: No Woman Should Be 'Brought Down For Wearing A Pair Of Jeans'


Jessica Simpson knows a thing or two about being criticized for her clothing choices and her body. The most infamous outfit was that high-waisted denim, worn onstage at a Florida concert in 2009 and prompting headlines such as "Jessica Simpson Shocks Fans With Noticeably Fuller Figure."

But Jessica is not only capable of laughing off harsh feedback; the likable star also has no problem calling out the critics for going where they shouldn't: commenting on a woman's appearance. In the February issue of Redbook, Simpson remarks on the 2009 jeans incident:

"What's so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now. What's more unbelievable is that the press could create something like that out of a pair of jeans... what woman wants to be brought down for wearing a pair of jeans?"

Or for gaining weight. Simpson also dished with Redbook about the criticism she received for gaining weight during her pregnancy, saying, "I never listen to it, no matter who the press talks about when they're pregnant. It's ridiculous and unfair."

Preach, Jess. We're big fans of high-waisted jeans, after all -- and we'd like to wear them in peace. Read more from Jessica's interview at

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