Singer Jessica Simpson responded to “opinionated hate” regarding her Pottery Barn Kids video.
Simpson posted a video to her Instagram on Sunday where she is singing in her studio.
In the caption, she addressed comments she received about her appearance in the advertisement.
She wrote: “I needed to be in my studio today because this is where I ground myself and heal. As much as I have learned to block out destructive noise…peoples’ comments and judgements can still hurt deeply with their incessant nagging ‘you will never be good enough’. The most important thing I have learned through the last 5yrs without alcohol being a guard for escapism, is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through it. I am capable of pretty much anything I care enough about to put my mind to.”
Simpson added that after “grounding” herself with her music, she can feel compassion for the “opinionated hate” that “some people can so effortlessly just blurt out with such intensity on social media or in the media in general.”
“We all have our days of wanting to be, look, do, and feel better. Nobody is alone with that feelin’ that I can promise you. I woke up at the same time anxious and insecure but also also angry and defensive — like some of you. I know what works for me and that is to let go and simply sing while lookin directly inside the mirror, straight in my eyes to really see and understand myself. I can connect with my heartbeat. I am stable and strong. I am home.”
The singer concluded her post with “a little advice” to others.
She wrote: “A little advice…live inside your dreams and move through them. Don’t give up on yourself because someone else did. Stay true to YOU. It has worked for me in this chaotic life thus far. Nothin’ and nobody will rob me of my joy. Ya might come close but it is mine to own. Yours should be too.”
Simpson’s words were in response after she posted the collaborative video with Pottery Barn Kids, on Friday on her Instagram. In the video, she showed her 3-year-old daughter Birdie Mae’s bedroom. Many were concerned about her appearance and apparent slurred speech.
One user wrote, “This makes my heart hurt. She looks so sick.”
“She can barely talk,” another user wrote.
Another user came to Simpson’s defense, writing, “Can we normalize NOT talking about other people’s bodies/faces/appearances? She’s criticized no matter what she does.”
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