Hooray for the Toronto Globe and Mail‘s Leah McLaren for saying plainly what Jessica Simpson (and her brand of femininity) is all about. And especially for quoting Liisa Ladouceur, the music and pop culture critic for CBC, Eye Weekly and US magazine, as follows:
“It’s Janet Jackson’s fault,” [Landoucer] says. “Before her nipple thing, pop stars were getting skankier and skankier. Say what you want, at least Britney and Christina were pushing the boundaries of what we felt comfortable seeing our pop stars exhibit. Then the nipple popped out and America got scared. So instead we get Jessica Simpson, with her religious family values and her father in the background with a finger on the marketing dollar. The truth is, we’d rather have someone who’s stupid than truly sexual.”