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Jessica Simpson Denies Snubbing the Troops on Her Christmas TV Special

October 18, 2010 04:11:44 GMT

Following rumor that Jessica Simpson banned a group of veterans from singing with her, a spokesperson for the singer says the duet performance did not happen 'due to time.'


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Jessica Simpson is gearing up to release a new Christmas album and she has taped a TV special on PBS in support of the holiday set. The promotional effort, unfortunately, has been marred by rumor that she snubbed a singing group of combat veterans named 4Troops due to their scruffy clothes.

Report suggested it was Jessica's dad, Joe Simpson, who banned the veterans from performing with her. Joe reportedly demanded them to change their clothes to tuxedos to suit the glamorous event. "Joe should be ashamed of himself," a spokesperson for the group said. "I am so disappointed and angry, I threw up when I got back to my room."

A source told New York Post's Page Six, "They waited for six hours until midnight only to be told their number with Jessica had been cut from the show. The irony was Jessica was on stage saying how much she supports and admires the troops, and the veterans were stuck in a room in the basement. Instead of enduring more humiliation, the veterans left."

Contrary to the report, a representative for Jessica insists the singer is innocent. "The song was cut due to time. Jessica wasn't even aware. She is wholeheartedly devoted to the troops. She just returned from the Persian Gulf where she performed for and met with service men and women stationed at several different locations. The military was the source of inspiration for her entire Christmas album, so much so that she recorded a duet for the album with a USS Harry Truman sailor," the rep explained.

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posted by William on Oct 26, 2010
If Jessica and her dad can snub the troops then all of America should snub them.
posted by ILOVE JESSICA SIMPSO on Oct 21, 2010
I have met Jessica 2 times,she is a VERY sweet person with a big heart and soul!!I do NOT think this was her fault...her dad's maybe!!LEAVE JESSICA ALONE...WERE YA'LL THERE?DO YOU KNOW THE TRUE FACTS??YA'LL SICKEN ME!!LOVE YOU JESSICA...YOU ARE MY ANGEL...a TRUE ANGEL OF GOD!!KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND DO NOT LET THESE ASSHOLES GET TO YOU FOR IT IS THE DEVIL WORKING THROUGH THEM!!
posted by Redbone on Oct 20, 2010
If the vets were not appropriately dressed then fine. Vets don't get a free pass and shouldn't.
posted by Brewchief on Oct 20, 2010
What a floozy. Even if she supposedly didn't know about it, her Dad probably denied the vet quartet because he knows what a snooty snob his cash-cow harlot of a daughter is.
posted by GWIIVet on Oct 20, 2010
I'm a veteran and I think the Simpson Family needs a history lesson.Her and her family are not fit to shine the shoes of any American Veteran!!!
posted by rudy on Oct 20, 2010
She's an idiot!!!!!! Plain and simple.
posted by Hazel77 on Oct 20, 2010
I at first actually liked her for the reason that I heard she would do things to support the troops since I never cared for her music this changes my thoughts about what I think of her now to bad for Jessica she never really was that popular to begin with this is just going to hurt her career even more..I hope they realize that..
posted by jet on Oct 20, 2010
MY advice to you will be, go back to Nick, he was a beter guy to u. Dont forget what goes around comes around, u dump him, that was sad enough.
posted by jkehfive on Oct 20, 2010
I was at a Bob Hope USO show while doing time in another war not of my choosing.Ten Hollywoo0d mreally cared..At least Hope and co did. Now hollywood is caught up in me me me elitism.. The Make beleivers are starting to live in their own flawed press releases..How dare they!!! I say stop going to their less than stellar movies until they remember where theyre from really and how they are free to ply their usually pathetic craft
posted by Jessciablah on Oct 20, 2010
My husband met her when she visited Iraq. The whole time she complained at Nick that she was HOT. She didn't/doesn't care about our troops
posted by Freedom Fries on Oct 20, 2010
In most recent wars after WWII, Vets have fought only for corporate interest, not for any other cause. They still support Iraq war that was based on lies and for corp interests.
posted by Paradiceman on Oct 20, 2010
WHO DOES THIS MAN THINK HE IS? WHO IS HE TO MAKE JUDGEMENTS LIKE THIS? I AM A VIETNAM VETERAN AND PROUD OF IT!THIS MAN OWES THESE MEN AN APOLIGY FOR BEING IGNORANT!
posted by nam vet on Oct 20, 2010
When I was in Viet-Nam, I fought for myself and for the friends I was over there with. I didn't fight for her or anybody else. They're not worth fighting for, but they don't know that yet.
posted by Silverlead on Oct 20, 2010
I bet he is not a veteran.In 1968-1969 I had 7 aircraft shot up under me.To give her the freedom she has.
posted by rowens367 on Oct 20, 2010
She needs to start running her own career. She allows her dad to take care of everything then she does not know what is going on. Or is that what she wants us to think?
posted by Vet Supporter on Oct 20, 2010
Why does the general public continue supporting these spoiled little overpaid creeps. The vets outclass all these little babies. Why gone her stupid show the little ungreatful creep.
posted by babe\'s on Oct 20, 2010
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THIS ABOUT HER SHE IT AMAZING TO ME HOW SUPPOSED SUPERSTARZ REALLY ACT IT CRAZY. SHE'LL HOPEFULLY REALIZE THE SHE ONLY HUMAN AND THAT TREATING PEOPLE ANYWAY WANT DOESNT REALLY PAY. SOORRRYY JES YOU NEED TO GROW-UP.
posted by MOBADTHANGOOD on Oct 20, 2010
Sounds like her daddy needs to get a real job instead of leaching off his daughter. He's a loser.
posted by perfectrhythm01 on Oct 20, 2010
FUCKING PUSSY COMBAT VETERAN...BARFED CUZ HE LOOKED LIKE SHIT ON A XMAS SPECIAL.......WAHHHHHHHH
posted by Deborah on Oct 20, 2010
She's an idiot and she can't sing anyway. Those soldiers deserve respect.
posted by Ironcross on Oct 20, 2010
Hey Redbone, to say such a thing means in my military eyes you shouldn't have the right or privilege to live in this country. Vets gave that right to your sorry a**
posted by PARADICEMAN on Oct 20, 2010
THIS IS TO REDBONE. U DON,T NEED A FREE PASS EITHER.WHAT DO U RATE?
posted by Capt.hook on Oct 20, 2010
Get a job. All of Hollywood. I'm really sick of these people.
posted by Real Soldier on Oct 20, 2010
Stop with Troops B.S.! The civil war was the last time an American soldier died for his country. Every war since was fought for the financial interests of the ruling class. Wake up sheep.
posted by Vet on Oct 20, 2010
Just think we lay our lives down for her and sweet Dad to live a life of happiness. Thatís Okay, I Know what I done for my country and countryman/women. I provided the freedom for which she can choose! LIVE HER LIFE!
posted by DGPacino on Oct 20, 2010
Have some more COOKIES!! 'Cuz ya can't seem to stay away from them!! HA! Fat-ASS!
posted by DGPacino on Oct 20, 2010
What a COMPLETE TURN-OFF!! Plastic, Hollywood, celebrity GARBAGE!!
posted by muddawg888 on Oct 20, 2010
alot of people talk about taylor can't sing better try to hear jessica!!! jess sounds like a dying cow in a hail storm. when she tried to do the remake of take my breath away? i didnt know if she was singing or was hurt! pretty? yes! a singer? no!
posted by Wessoil on Oct 20, 2010
Redbone you are an ignorant fool. You get to live free because of what these veterans have done. Your the one getting a free pass. Idiot!
posted by BuzzMan on Oct 20, 2010
Bullshit; It's her show, if she cared, she should've insisted, and made the Vets, Prioity! She has the power, so she's full of it! Should've Never been cut, if she really cared!
posted by bad4you82 on Oct 20, 2010
They are all to blame. It is her show even if it is not very good and she can have a dress standard for performers. As veterns they should be used to uniform standards and present a proper appearance. As for her saying it was time restricted, Then cut out someone else and not the veterns you are suppose to be supporting. Her dad just needs to go away!
posted by catfish09 on Oct 20, 2010
what a sorry excuse. both she and her father should be ashamed of themselves. what a whore that can't sing.
posted by Tmcd on Oct 19, 2010
Just another reason I am ashamed of her saying she is from Texas.
posted by Lynda on Oct 19, 2010
SHAME ON BOTH OF THEM!!!!
posted by blacklions on Oct 19, 2010
I find this very wrong. I am a disabled veteran of the Vietname War and I know how it feels to be spit on and egged. I thought this society got better.
posted by tish721 on Oct 19, 2010
If the cut was time related, then they should have MADE TIME FOR OUR TROOPS to perform. If it was her dad, Joe, She should have made the necessary allowances to have these guys perform. Shame on you Jessica!!
posted by daisy on Oct 18, 2010
ilve u..jessica

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