There was no denying the fact that she had taken their breath away, but not in a good way.
In a new Pottery Barn advertisement, Jessica Simpson did not appear or sound like her usual self.
“Hello, I’m Jessica Simpson, and welcome to my daughter Birdie’s room, designed by Pottery Barn Kids and featuring a little bit of me,” she said in a video posted to Instagram.
“I was really drawn to the geometric prints and the color scheme. To me, this is what Birdie’s personality is,” she continued, appearing to slur her words.
“Thank you, everyone, for checking out the adorable room of Birdie Mae Johnson,” Simpson concluded.
Fans complimented the “Irresistible” singer’s eye for interior design, but her comments section was mostly filled with messages concerning her weight and speech.
“I think something is wrong here,” one follower speculated, racking up nearly 3,000 “likes” in support.
“Wtf happened to her face? She can barely speak. Shame,” said a second poster.
“Please tell me I’m not the only one that hears her voice being totally slow…is she ok?!?!” a third person asked.
“Why does she talk like that now?” asked another. “it’s just strange, it’s in every video of her talking. Like she is trying really hard to get the words right.”
“Respectfully…she looks frail,” observed a netizen.
Other fans called out the haters and encouraged them not to judge.
“It’s sad that all these comments are about her appearance. It’s none of anyone’s business. “I wish people were kinder,” commented one follower.
“If she does have an eating disorder, it’s not her fault, so these comments are not helpful being ridiculed over her weight gain after her pregnancies 😢,” wrote another defender.
“Super cute room! And for the haters, she has always been a small woman, just not when pregnant (as 95% of women) – so cut her some slack. Let her live! ❤️,” added a third.
Simpson lost 100 pounds after embarking on a weight loss journey three years ago.
“I went to a nutritionist, and I needed to get my eating habits right,” she explained in September, adding, “I feel like my old self before I had children and all the hormones going wild. I feel younger, actually.”
She opened up about her body image issues after being criticized for a photo of her wearing mom jeans in 2009.
“This picture that circulated and went worldwide broke my heart,” she told Hoda Kotb during a February 2020 segment of “Today.” “Not the picture necessarily, but the caption. Like, all the captions.”
A fashion designer added, “I was taken down by the world.”
Her 2020 memoir, “Open Book,” also revealed Simpson once was “killing” herself with an addiction to pills and alcohol.
She and her husband, Eric Johnson, who she married in July 2014, have three children, Maxwell, 10, Ace, 9, and Birdie, 3.