If there is anything that I know really well, it is that people can be assholes and love to offer judgement about people’s weight. I don’t even live my life in the public eye, but I have dealt with my share of judgement from people about mine.
Jessica Simpson has had a lot of people judge her weight. I can’t even imagine the mental strain that the scrutiny of her weigh brought on her. And the headlines have stayed with her.
Her book, Open Book, is now out in paperback. In the newly released paperback version the superstar included some journal entries that had been previously unreleased.
“Today my heart breaks because people says I’m fat,” she wrote in her journal in 2009. “Why does the cruel opinion of this world get to me?” she continued in her diary. “Last week I read back to my journals from 1999 and I beat myself up about how fat I [was] before I even gave the world a chance to…”
And talking about that entry she spoke to PEOPLE.
“There is a wonderful movement for body positivity now and the response to that portion of my story has been overwhelmingly supportive. I don’t think people always realized that there was a human being, a beating heart and working eyes with actual feelings behind those headlines and that words can hurt and stay with you for a lifetime.” she said.
And they do. Cruel words never fade away and we should watch what we say. All bodies are beautiful.