Pregnant Jessica Simpson Jokes About “Fat” Comments

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Jessica Simpson is taking the high road.

The Fashion Star mentor, 31, took to Twitter recently to urge her followers to pick up her much talked-about, nude Elle cover before it leaves newsstands.

“Last chance to see me ‘fat’ aka PREGNANT on the cover of Elle,” Simpson tweeted. “I loved this shoot, [and it’s] only on stands for a few more days!”

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Those quotation marks are the closest Simpson has come to acknowledging The View cohost Joy Behar‘s comments last Tuesday about the Texas native’s pregnancy weight gain.

“Remember the time that Jessica Simpson was criticized because she didn’t know the difference between chicken and tuna? That kind of thing is more fun to criticize than the fact that the girl is fat,” Behar, 69, told her fellow morning show hosts last Tuesday. “Most women who are pregnant are not supposed to gain more than 25 pounds. She looks like she gained a lot more than that.”

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Aside from the subtle allusion to the incident via Twitter, Simpson has yet to engage with Behar about her remarks. Other stars, however, weren’t quite so willing to let the comedian get away with it.

“When women are pregnant, people need to lay off,” Tori Spelling told Celebuzz during an interview last week. “It’s a really special time and you should be able to deal with it in your own terms.”

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During her gig as a cohost on the Today show with Matt Lauer, Sarah Palin took an even more aggressive approach. “I would have wanted to punch [Jessica’s critics] in the neck,” Palin shared last week. “It’s none of anybody else’s business how much weight I would gain.”

Simpson is currently expecting her first child with fiance Eric Johnson; sources tell Us Weekly the singer is due later this spring.

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