Jessica Simpson Addresses Alleged Wardrobe Malfunction At 2007 Met Gala

By Paris Close

May 6, 2020

Jessica Simpson is firing back at claims she suffered a fashion faux pas at the Met Gala.

When Vogue published Monday's (May 4) article celebrating the oral history of the Met Gala (canceled this year thanks to COVID-19), Simpson wasn’t expecting to become embroiled in a body-shaming scandal. So you can imagine her disappointment when former digital creative director Sally Singer shared an unflattering (and unverified) story of the alleged wardrobe malfunction Simpson had when she attended the function in 2007 with then-boyfriend John Mayer.

“One year Jessica Simpson was there with John Mayer. She was wearing Michael Kors and her breasts maybe fell out of her dress on the red carpet,” Singer recalled in the piece. “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.”

Singer added, “And 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’.”

Reasonably offended, the “With You” songbird took to Instagram the day after to set the record straight.

“Feeling a little like Jayne Mansfield after reading this (inaccurate!) oral history of the #MetBall where I am body shamed by #SallySinger,” Simpson wrote.

“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,” she added. “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.”

Hours after the Simpson’s response, a Vogue rep issued a statement of apology to the actress, stating, “That was never our intent, but we understand her reaction and we apologize for including it.”

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