Pete Wentz is defending his sister in-law, Jessica Simpson, over her weight gain which has become talk of the town in the past few days. "I think that the media puts too harsh of a spotlight on women in general, and I think it's a bummer," he told Extra from the NFL Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, January 29.
The Fall Out Boy bassist, furthermore, said, "It's bad for young women. I see it affecting young girls who come to our shows, and that's a bummer." He added, "Real beauty is on the inside, man."
Pete isn't the only family member who is rallying to Jessica's defense since picture of her showing a fuller figure during an on-stage performance at the Radio 99.9 Kiss Country's annual Chili Cookoff in Pembroke Pines, Fla. on Sunday, January 25 appeared all over the web. Earlier this week, Ashlee Simpson wrote a post on her blog, claiming she was "completely disgusted by the headlines" concerning her sister's weight.
Celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian also stuck to Jessica, telling People in a recent interview, "Call me crazy, but when I saw the picture [of Simpson performing Jan. 25 in Pembroke Pines, Fla.], I was like, 'Oh my God, Jessica looks hot!'"
Meanwhile, Jessica herself hasn't issued a single word on her curvier body. She was photographed arriving in Virginia on Wednesday, January 28, wearing all black outfits.