Jessica Simpson to Fashion Star Contestant: "I Kind of Want to Hit You"

Entertainment Mar. 14, 2012 AT 9:09AM
Jessica Simpson to Fashion Star Contestant: "I Kind of Want to Hit You"

Don't mess with Texas!

Jessica Simpson is usually all smiles, but when an aspiring designer made a sexiest remark on the premiere of Fashion Star, the billionaire businesswoman fought back Tuesday night.

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After Simpson, 31, and fellow mentor Nicole Richie, 30 critiqued contestant Nicholas' less-than-impressive collection of leather jackets, rolled up denim shorts and cowboy boots, the Australian model-turned-designer snapped, "It's very hard to understand the girls giving advice about men's fashion."

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Simpson replied: "I'm a little bit offended. A lot a bit, actually. To talk down to a woman in this business? We're running the world right now." She then added: "I really kind of want to hit you across the face right now."

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While the show was still airing, Simpson tweeted, "I know what a buyer wants @nicholasbowes and I really hope you take everyone’s advice to heart. #FashionStar"

Nicholas landed in the bottom two and was eventually sent home at the end of the show. "'I wish it was just confidence and not arrogance," Simpson said of the decision to let him go.

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