Jessica Simpson, an American singer, actress, and businesswoman, is not letting negative reactions to her recent Pottery Barn ad get her down.
Recently, Simpson shared a video of herself passionately belting out her self-empowerment anthem “Party of One” in an effort to “block out destructive noise” on social media.
Simpson’s latest Instagram post comes just days after the release of her new promo for Pottery Barn Kids. The video evoked a wave of unsolicited comments on her behavior and appearance.
Simpson captioned her Instagram post saying, “People’s comments and judgments can still hurt deeply with their incessant nagging ‘you will never be good enough.’ The most important thing I have learned through the last 5yrs without alcohol being a guard for escapism is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get through it.”
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In her commercial for Pottery Barn, Simpson showed viewers a tour through her 3-year-old daughter- Birdie Mae Johnson’s bedroom, decorated with fuzzy stuffed animals, colorful throw pillows, geometrical patterns, and lots of butterflies. On Instagram, the ad has garnered thousands of comments picking apart Simpson’s body and wagering about her drug and alcohol consumption.
Simpson has opened up about her past struggles with pill and alcohol addiction in her 2020 memoir, “Open Book.”
In a 2020 interview with The Times, Simpson discussed how the media frenzy that followed her early in her career and the sexual abuse she suffered as a child warped her perception of herself and traumatized her.
“We all have our days of wanting to be, look, do, and feel better. Nobody is alone with that feelin’ – that I can promise you. I woke up at the same time anxious and insecure but also angry and defensive — like some of you,” Simpson wrote in her Instagram post.
Simpson continued saying, “I know what works for me and that is to let go and simply sing while lookin directly inside the mirror, straight in my eyes to really see and understand myself. I can connect with my heartbeat. I am stable and strong. I am home. A little advice…live inside your dreams and move through them. Don’t give up on yourself because someone else did. Stay true to YOU. It has worked for me in this chaotic life thus far. Nothin’ and nobody will rob me of my joy. Ya might come close but it is mine to own. Yours should be too.”