As you may know, Jessica Simpson and Natalie Portman had some unexpected social media beef, but after the actress apologized, it looks like things are peaceful again between the two. One insider close to Simpson told ET that she is grateful after receiving an apology from the Oscar-winning actress.
In case you are not aware what happened, the whole beef started when Portman said during an interview that as a teen, she was ‘confused’ upon seeing Simpson in a bathing suit on a magazine cover with the words, ‘I’m a virgin’ alongside it.
‘I remember being a teen, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying ‘I’m a virgin’ while wearing a bikini, and I was so confused. Like, I do not know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl,’ the actress told USA Today.
That’s when Simpson took to social media to say she was ‘disappointed’ in how Portman was shaming women for their choices.
Yesterday, while chatting with ET, Portman claimed she never meant to actually shame Simpson and apologized for how her comment came across.
The source went on to say that Simpson ‘was really hurt when she read Natalie’s comment and was appreciative she clarified what she meant by it. It is very important to Jessica to be a good role-model and to be supportive of women.’
In her statement to ET, Portman said that instead of shaming anyone, she was talking about mixed media messages for all girls and young women out there.
She went on to explain that growing up, she would struggle with such conflicting messages directed at females and telling them how they should and should not be.
The star stressed that, without question, women should be free to be what and how they want to be and apologized if her words hurt anyone.
Furthermore, she also acknowledged she should not have mentioned anyone specific. – ‘I could have made my message without naming [Jessica Simpson].’