Jessica Simpson is being body-shamed for "teetering on the edge of letting herself go" by the same outlet that falsely claimed she was pregnant twice in the last month. Yes, Gossip Cop is talking about the disreputable, disrespectful RadarOnline.

As Gossip Cop reported, RadarOnline wrongly alleged Simpson was pregnant in late May, claiming she had a "tell-tale bump." We quickly confirmed the singer was not expecting, and she herself said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she does not intend to have any more kids. Still, the webloid's sister publications, OK! and the National Enquirer, still ran their own untrue pregnancy stories. Then just days ago, the site again fueled Simpson pregnancy rumors, essentially accusing her of lying with her denials because she was supposedly "sporting what appears to be a baby bump."

Now the outlet is continuing its fixation on Simpson's body. But instead of erroneously saying she's with child, the new story basically just calls her fat. "FAT PHOTOS! Jessica Simpson & Pudgy Hubby Eric Johnson Pack On The Pounds During Beach Trip," announces the latest headline. It says in the accompanying story, "There's no denying Jessica Simpson's weight has been on quite the roller coaster throughout the years."

"From skinny, to average, to chunky, and then back to thin again, the mother-of-two's physique has fluctuated more than most stars. But now, married with kids, Simpson, along with her pudgy hubby, appears to be on teetering on the edge of letting herself go," the judgmental online publication declares. Alongside paparazzi photos, the webloid points out Simpson and Johnson's "much fuller figures," and further notes, "Even though she's packed on the pounds, Simpson still donned her famous daisy dukes."

It is gross, offensive and insensitive sensationalism at its worst. Simpson and Johnson look fine. But even if they didn't, there is zero reason to body-shame them, particularly after the site repeatedly spread lies about Simpson being pregnant, claims that are conveniently not mentioned in this new piece. And Gossip Cop is confident that even if the designer was stick-thin, RadarOnline would still have something nasty to say, because that's what the outlet does.

We've previously called out the publication for body-shaming Tori Spelling by criticizing her for being skinny and then criticizing her for gaining weight. Other victims of similar treatment in recent months include Uma Thurman and Janet Jackson. Ostensibly, the goal is to draw in eyeballs and get photo gallery clicks. But it's all just mean, unwarranted fake news.

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