The American Idol alum tweeted about her decision in August 2020, writing, “I put a purple streak in my daughter’s hair today and I swear to you she thinks she is as cool as Prince now. Full on air guitar, singing at the top of her lungs, that is what’s happening.”
As for Simpson, the fashion designer let her daughter Maxwell dye the ends of her hair pink in August 2019 — and was slammed for the parenting choice. “Inspired by The Descendants,” the Open Book author captioned a photo of her eldest at the time. “#901girl #maxidrew.”
One of the Texas native’s Instagram followers asked, “Isn’t she too young to have her hair dyed?” while another hater commented, “So young it’s a shame.”
“I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored,” the Grammy winner wrote via Instagram. “So we thought we’d share what we did yesterday. #bluehairdontcare #getyourownkids #parentpoliceareactuallyjustlonelysadpeople.”
This instance wasn’t the first time Simpson found herself under fire for dyeing her daughter’s locks. In 2017, the Newlyweds alum shared a family photo of her and Eric Johnson’s Halloween costumes with Maxwell and her younger brother, Ace. Maxwell was dressed as Bella from Beauty and the Beast, complete with darker hair.
When the “These Boots Are Made for Walking” singer was bashed for the brown hue, a source exclusively told Us Weekly: “It was a spray-in color for her costume, not permanent dye.”