Media Spot-Lite: J.Simps and Post Baby Weight
It’s been a while since we’ve followed up with Jessica Simpson and her very public baby weight gain and purported multi-million dollar weight loss deal with Weight Watchers, so I found myself thinking “Why not follow up and see where our favorite slutty brownie is now?” (Really, I was just thinking about brownies. But this is what that leads to…)
Funny, because apparently July 19th, everyone was wondering the same thing. What an amazing coincidence! (I am always a little behind the times…)
Above is the magazine cover that caused an uproar when it was discovered that the photo used to show her “After” weight loss was actually a stock photo from years prior. Now, I found this while searching for info on this multi-million weight loss deal and it got me to thinking “How do we know this entire thing isn’t a ruse?” I mean, yes, it sounds pretty conspiratorial and we see pictures of celebs in public quite often so there’s no way of not actually losing the weight and pretending like you did (unlike magazine covers, where old stock photos + photoshop= lookin’ gooood). Right? But the recent media blitz of “JESSICA SIMPSON TWEETS ABOUT PEDOMETERS” and “WORKING VERY HARD to drop pounds” and “INDULGING ONCE A WEEK” just doesn’t seem authentic.
Now, why should we care? She’s a celebrity, she lies, she has more help in losing the weight than any of us can even hope for. What’s new? I suppose because when change is what’s highlighted, like these quotes below, it makes us want to believe.
“For me, I really want to do something that is a lifestyle,” Simpson, 31, told PEOPLE … “In the past I’ve been known to yo-yo diet.”
The 32-year-old star gained around 70lbs during her pregnancy and was estimated to weigh around 180lbs. Jessica is said to have lost a significant amount of weight since she began her dieting and fitness regimen a few months ago. “She’s so happy that it’s paying off because at her last weigh-in, she was down to 153 pounds!” the source said.
Hmmmm. In my last post, I commented on how it was pretty obvious that J.Simps was lying about how much weight she’d put on during pregnancy. Now, the numbers have changed, but it still just doesn’t seem authentic. And so I guess the moral of this story is: we can’t trust the media. I wish this were an instance where a new mom was actually highlighting the difficulty that comes with losing baby weight while taking care of a newborn and adjusting to the changes and challenges that your new life brings you. But it’s not. So, we can’t thank J.Simps for that. But there are resources that new moms can turn to, and thank goodness for them.
And here’s one last thing I don’t understand about Jessica: she is continually claiming that she doesn’t want to be known for her weight and that the media needs to stop belittling and harassing her about it, which I completely understand and support. But yet how is she keeping her name relevant and in the public eye? Well, with her weight, obviously! (And making a buttload of cash while doing it, I must add). You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Ms. Simpson. Unless, of course, it’s a slutty brownie instead…
(Image courtesy of Gawker)