Jessica Simpson fires back after Natalie Portman said she was ‘confused’ over the singer’s ‘virgin’ image – Yahoo Entertainment

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Jessica Simpson fires back after Natalie Portman said she was ‘confused’ over the singer’s ‘virgin’ image – Yahoo Entertainment

Jessica Simpson Fires Back After Natalie Portman Said She Was 'confused' Over The Singer's 'virgin' Image - Yahoo Entertainment

USA Today.’ data-reactid=”18″>“I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying ‘I’m a virgin’ while wearing a bikini, and I was confused. Like, I don’t know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl,” she told USA Today.

Portman preferred Madonna as a role model. “I felt really lucky to have her as a little kid because I saw someone who was brazen and disobedient and provocative and trying to mess with people and always changing — I thought it was a great thing to see in a woman growing up,” she added.


Natalie Portman and Jessica Simpson (Photos: Getty Images)

said on social media Wednesday. “As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to define us and box us in.”’ data-reactid=”32″>“I was disappointed this morning when I read that I ‘confused’ you by wearing a bikini in a published photo taken of me when I was still a virgin in 1999,” Simpson said on social media Wednesday. “As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to define us and box us in.”

The singer-turned-entrepreneur continued, “However, I was taught to be myself and honor the different ways all women express themselves, which is why I believed then — and I believe now — that being sexy in a bikini and being proud of my body are not synonymous with having sex.”

At the start of her career, Simpson was open about her vow to remain a virgin until marriage. She wed Nick Lachey in 2002.

“I have always embraced being a role model to all women to let them know that they can look however they want, wear whatever they want and have sex or not have sex with whomever they want,” Simpson added. “The power lies within us as individuals. I have made it my practice to not shame other women for their choices. In this era of Time’s Up and all the great work you have done for women, I encourage you to do the same.”

Portman apologized Wednesday after Simpson’s note made headlines.

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