- Jessica Simpson slammed judgemental social-media comments in a new post.
- It appeared to be a response to followers’ concerns about her health and appearance on Instagram.
- She went on to say she’s now lived for five years “without alcohol.”
In an Instagram post on Sunday night, Jessica Simpson appeared to respond to her followers’ concerns over her health after a video ad she made for Pottery Barn Kids sparked criticism online.
The singer and fashion mogul, 42, posted a video of herself singing her song “Party Of One,” in her studio, accompanied by a lengthy caption.
“I needed to be in my studio today because this is where I ground myself and heal,” she wrote. “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.’”
She went on to say that she’s now lived five years “without alcohol.”
The mother of three wrote that while sober, she’s learned, “I am capable of pretty much anything I care enough about to put my mind to.”
People online were concerned that they needed to ‘save’ Simpson because of a viral Pottery Barn Kids video
Simpson’s update on her sobriety came three days after she posted a video ad in collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids, giving her followers a tour of her youngest daughter Birdie Mae Johnson’s room.
The video mostly features B-roll of children’s furniture and clips of Simpson playing with Johnson in the room, but Simpson did film an introduction and narrate the clip. Wearing an animal print dress and standing in front of her daughter’s bed, she said, “Hi, I’m Jessica Simpson, and welcome to my daughter Birdie’s room, designed by Pottery Barn Kids — and a little bit of me.”
She went on to describe what inspired the decor of the room.
People online expressed concerns for Simpson’s health because of her appearance and manner of speaking in the video.
“Great, we saved Britney and now we gotta save Jessica *sighs* hold on girl, we’re coming,” wrote one user, referencing another pop star Britney Spears whose legal conservatorship ended in November 2021.
People even instructed Simpson to “blink twice” if she needed help.
In her post on Sunday, Simpson wrote: “I 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.”
She said she woke up that morning feeling “anxious and insecure but also also angry and defensive.”
“We all have our days of wanting to be, look, do, and feel better,” the “With You” singer said in the caption.
Simpson has spoken about her sobriety before
Simpson opened up about path to sobriety in her 2020 memoir “Open Book.”
On “The Jess Cagle Show” in August 2020 that she thought alcohol was making her “brave” and “confident” but “it was actually the complete opposite it was silencing me.”
“I am present. I am deeply inspired. I am determined. I am honest. I care about other people,” Simpson wrote in her message to her followers on Sunday.
She ended by telling people to “live inside” their dreams because that’s what’s gotten her through her “chaotic” life.
“Nothin’ and nobody will rob me of my joy. Ya might come close but it is mine to own. Yours should be too,” she concluded.
Representatives for Simpson didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.