Jessica Simpson sings

Ashlee Simpson took to her blog to defend her sister Jessica from those meanies calling her fat.

I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.

All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard.

Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend?

I seriously doubt it.

How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?

Now can we focus on the things that really matter.

Oh how wrong she is. Friends and siblings get the worst of the fat jokes. They know you say it out of love and, anyway, those hurtful words just bounce off their soft, jelly-like exterior. But, Ashlee’s right. Jessica isn’t fat. She’s “Rubenesque.” Which is just a fancier way of saying fat. And, for the record, just because you grease yourself up and squeeze into a size 2, doesn’t make you a size 2.