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US Vogue has likely ruffled a few feathers among the celebrity set after they released an anecdotal piece about the biggest moments in the history of the Met Gala. One celeb in particular who has since slammed the article is Jessica Simpson.

The singer was mentioned unfavourably in the piece titled ‘Only at the Met: An Oral History of the World’s Most Glamorous Gala’, which contained excerpts written by other celebs, designers, models and Vogue staffers. And it was one insight by former Vogue creative digital director Sally Singer that didn’t sit well with Simpson.

“One year Jessica Simpson was there with [then-boyfriend] John Mayer,” Singer began in her anecdote. “She was wearing Michael Kors and her breasts maybe fell out of her dress on the red carpet… and then at dinner it was suddenly like, whoa, Jessica Simpson’s breasts are across from me at the dinner table and they are on a platter and I’m looking at them.”

The former Vogue staffer then alleged that the pair got too handsy at the 2007 event, writing, “John Mayer was putting his hands on them at the dinner table. He kind of reached down and I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, celebrities, feel free to play here. That’s what’s going on.'”

Simpson, who is now married to Eric Jonhson and has three children with the former NFL star, is not happy about being body-shamed in the article and called out the journalist and the publication.

“Feeling a little like Jayne Mansfield after reading this (inaccurate!) oral history of the #MetBall where I am body shamed by #SallySinger,” Simpson wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the legendary actress being given the side-eye by Sophia Loren. “But in all seriousness I have persevered through shaming my own body and internalizing the world’s opinions about it for my entire adult life. To read this much anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating.”

The magazine has since issued a statement apologising to Simpson about the article, which was meant to be a special Vogue piece released on May 5, the same day the Met Gala would’ve taken place had it not been for the global pandemic.

“We are sorry that Jessica felt body-shamed by the anecdote in our Met piece,” read the statement as obtained by Entertainment Tonight Canada. “That was never our intent, but we understand her reaction and we apologize for including it.”

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