Jessica Simpson Holds A Purse So She’s Obviously Trying To Cover Up Her Post-Pregnancy Body
Just in case you forgot for one, single minute how much women in Hollywood are body shamed after their pregnancies, I thought I would share the headline of a Daily Mail article today about Jessica Simpson:
Â The cover up! Jessica Simpson conceals her post-baby body with handbag amid claims she’s struggling to shed weight
The cover up! Yes, certainly she has no need to carry a handbag. What women do you know who actually carry purses when they leave the house? Oh, all of them, you say?
The 33-year-old was spotted self-consciously holding her handbag over her midsection as she shopped in Beverly Hills on Friday, following reports that she â€˜feels really, really frustratedâ€™ with her weight loss after baby number two.
It looks to me like she’s just holding her purse, but let’s point out how self-conscious she is while doing it. She should be holding it over her head rather than draped across her arm, I guess. Frankly, I don’t really understand how you could not be self-conscious when photographers are pointing their cameras at you, but whatever.
I know, I know, she deserves all the negative attention because she sold her post-baby body image to Weight Watchers. I just think it’s depressing that no matter how you hold yourself, if you’re not svelte within weeks of delivering a baby you have somehow failed. Maybe I’m just projecting about my post-baby body right now as I self-consciously hold my computer across my lap.
Simpson gave birth on June 30, so she basically just passed the 6-week mark where your doctor can generally clear you to exercise after a c-section. For a lot of women, weight doesn’t just magically disappear after you give birth. It takes some work and some time. I know she’s getting paid a zillion dollars to lose this weight, but I still don’t think it justifies being so hard on the girl.