The actress’s mother reveals how criticism of her body made the actress not want to leave home.
American actress Jessica Simpson has a very difficult past, as she had to suffer harsh criticism of body shame when she was just a young star.
Her mother, Tina Simpson, said the comments made to her daughter were so harsh that Jessica confined herself to her home and became a ‘recluse’ who did not want to leave.
“I was not going to let those children out of my clutches. I was going to be the mother who would stay with my kids in that industry and take care of them and make sure they were never alone, ”Tina said.
The 40-year-old actress’s mother said Jessica had suffered greatly during her singing career. During the 1990s, Jessica Simpson said that people had repeatedly told her to lose weight, something that had a significant impact on her mental health.
Jessica wrote an “Open Book” memoir and recalled several incidents of her body shame.
Later, Jessica became dependent on alcohol and prescription drugs. She also suffered from severe depression. Her mother said: “I have to be honest, for me, the hardest thing with Jessica has been the weight and the way people judge her.”
“Is incredible. Body shame is a terrible thing, and no girl should have to go through it, not even a boy. No one.”
As a result of all that body shame, Tina said, “Jessica decided to hide and not want to leave her house or, you know, things like that. It just wasn’t who she truly was. “