Way to undermine Ashlee Simpson, Us Weekly. The gossip mag website runs a story this week reporting on how “disgusted” Ashlee Simpson is with scrutiny over her sister Jessica’s recent weight gain, especially in a new era of hope. And then promptly displays a link to a 14 page feature on Us Weekly’s weight winners of 2008, featuring numerous “success” stories of celebs who have variously starved/carved/vomited themselves back into Us Weekly-acceptable shape – most within weeks of giving birth, I might add.
Sure it’s a new era of Change, Ashlee, but the mass media’s perception of a female’s acceptable weight? Nevergonnachange.