Jessica Simpson is not having it. On Tuesday (May 5), the star issued a stern clapback after a former Vogue staffer recounted an experience from the 2007 Met Gala for the magazine’s new oral history of the event.
The drama started when Sally Singer, Vogue‘s former creative digital director, told a story about Simpson’s appearance at the 2007 Met Gala, which was themed “Poiret: King of Fashion,” with then-boyfriend John Mayer.
“She was wearing Michael Kors and her breasts maybe fell out of her dress on the red carpet,” Singer recalled to the magazine. “And then at dinner it was suddenly like, whoa, Jessica Simpson’s breasts are across from me at the dinner table and they are on a platter and I’m looking at them. And John Mayer was putting his hands on them at the dinner table. He kind of reached down and I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, celebrities, feel free to play here.’ That’s what’s going on.”
However, the multi-hyphenate didn’t take kindly to Singer’s version of events, and took to social media to call out the former editor with a sly reference to the famous 1957 photo of Sophia Loren serving side-eye to her rival Jayne Mansfield. “Feeling a little like Jayne Mansfield after reading this (inaccurate!) oral history of the #MetBall where I am body shamed by #SallySinger,” Simpson wrote.
“But in all seriousness I have persevered through shaming my own body and internalizing the world’s opinions about it for my entire adult life,” she continued. “To read this much anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating.”
While Simpson hasn’t attended the Met Gala — which was postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic — since 2007, she did address her relationship with Mayer, as well as her marriage to Nick Lachey and the height of her 2000s teen pop stardom, in her 2019 memoir Open Book.
Check out Simpson’s Instagram post below.