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Wendy Williams Criticizes Jessica Simpson For Allowing 8 Year Old Daughter To Read Her Memoir

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By Chris Barilla

Television personality Wendy Williams is seemingly not happy with singer/actress Jessica Simpson's decision to allow her 8-year-old daughter to read her new memoir, 'Open Book.'

The 55-year-old talk show host issued her reaction to a video clip posted by Simpson for her daughter's birthday in which she detailed that her child had taken up reading the candid memoir she had recently published. Williams claims that the book touches on too many sensitive subjects for someone that young to be reading, especially about their own mother.

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"You know I love Jessica Simpson, but she’s letting her 8-year-old daughter read her memoir. Now, you know her memoir talks about all kinds of stuff, including John Mayer saying that her sex is like sexual napalm," Williams went on to mention, making reference to the famed 2010 interview where singer John Mayer discussed his former girlfriend's sexual proclivity in detail. The talk show​ host said that a child should not be reading something like that about their mother at such a young age.

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Beyond her relationship with Mayer, Williams addressed the more recent romantic instance Simpson had with Nick Lachey, "She’s very open, and she discusses her alcoholism, her relationship with [ex-husband] Nick Lachey, and her fall downs and getups and her fall downs again." Williams continued in her recap of the situation, adding a warning to Simpson that, "Your daughter seems smarter than you. You’ve got your 8-year-old daughter reading your memoir — it’s not enough that all she has to do is click on Youtube and see you talking about everything."


"It’s not a good idea. I understand being open with your kids but that’s too much and that girl is a little too young," she concluded her comments about Simpson and her daughter.

This all came after Simpson posted a touching video to her daughter on her 8th birthday where she discussed her intelligence, "You’re reading so good. How in the world are you reading so fast?" Simpson commented to her child, with prompted the controversial response that Williams went after.

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"I’m on the second chapter of your book!" Maxwell told her mother.

Are you? That’s amazing, Max, my book is hard to read," Simpson responded to her daughter's bright comment before engaging in some prayer and then making funny faces to the camera.

Beyond 8-year-old Maxwell, Simpson is mother to two other young children, 1-year-old Birdie Mae, and 6-year-old Ace, both of which she shares with her husband, Eric Johnson.

Simpson's memoir, 'Open Book' released worldwide to critical acclaim on February 4th, 2020.

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