Natalie Portman apologizes for comment about Jessica Simpson

Natalie Portman has apologized after making arguable feedback about an previous photograph of Jessica Simpson. Simpson stated Portman used to be shaming her after Portman stated in an interview with USA Nowadays that as a young person, she felt “puzzled” when she noticed a photograph of Simpson “at the quilt of pronouncing ‘I am a virgin’ whilst dressed in a bikini.” Portman stated, “Like, I do not know what this is attempting to inform me as a lady, as a lady.”

Portman informed ET that her feedback weren’t supposed as a jab towards Simpson. She stated, “I’d by no means intend to disgrace any one and that used to be completely no longer my goal. I used to be in point of fact speaking about blended media messages available in the market for younger ladies and fully express regret for any harm it should have brought about as a result of that used to be certainly no longer my goal.”

“What I stated used to be I used to be puzzled via blended messages when I used to be a tender lady rising up, and there are numerous messages for a way ladies must be, and ladies must be allowed to do no matter they would like,” she persevered.

Portman additionally stated she regrets citing Simpson’s title. 

“This is a mistake to mention any person’s title,” she stated. “I may have made my message with out naming.”

On Wednesday, after Portman’s USA Nowadays interview went viral, Simpson wrote a message to the actress. 

“I used to be disillusioned this morning after I learn that I ‘puzzled’ you via dressed in a bikini in a printed photograph taken of me when I used to be nonetheless a virgin in 1999,” Simpson wrote. “As public figures, we each know our symbol isn’t utterly in our keep an eye on all the time, and that the business we paintings in steadily tries to outline us and field us in. Alternatively, I used to be taught to be myself and honor the other ways all ladies categorical themselves, which is why I assumed then – and I imagine now – that being horny in a bikini and being happy with my frame don’t seem to be synonymous with having intercourse.”

“I’ve at all times embraced being a job type to all ladies to allow them to know that they may be able to glance on the other hand they would like, put on no matter they would like and feature intercourse or no longer have intercourse with whomever they would like,” she persevered. “The facility lies inside us as folks. I’ve made it my apply not to disgrace different ladies for his or her possible choices. On this generation of Time’s Up and the entire nice paintings you’ve gotten performed for ladies, I urge you to do the similar.”

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