Jessica Simpson gets candid in her new book about being body shamed

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  • On Good Things Utah’s second hour this morning – We are talking about pop star Jessica Simpson’s tell-all book and her mother’s reaction to what she shared. For Tina Simpson, reading and hearing negative comments about her daughter Jessica Simpson’s weight – and seeing firsthand how they affected her – felt heartbreaking on an even deeper level as a mother. “I have to be honest: To me the hardest thing with Jessica has been the weight. Because the way people judge her, it’s unbelievable. Body shaming is a terrible thing, and no girl should have to go through that – or guy. Period.” Nicea just finished reading the book and weighs in on the controversy Simpson shared but also her triumphs.
  • And another public figure getting real about personal struggles is Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim. He is opening up about his upbringing in Pennsylvania and how his experience as a minority made him want a different life for his own children. “I don’t think this is necessarily just about race, but I grew up thinking I was really ugly because I did not look like the traditional standards of what was considered beautiful,” he told Vulture. “I knew what my high-school prom king and queen looked like, I knew what all the popular kids looked like, and I knew that wasn’t me.” The 52-year-old actor and producer recalled asking himself “What’s wrong with me?” and even shared that it wasn’t a unique experience as a Korean American. “I don’t think it’s uncommon for people of Asian descent living in America to go through a period of self-hatred or self-denial. And it’s completely understandable given the space we occupy because we all have to figure out a way of coping with it.”
  • And finally at the end of the show, this summer’s USA Olympic Closing Ceremony outfits have been released and of course the internet has all sorts of opinions already. Created by quintessential American designer Ralph Lauren, the all-white ensembles were announced via a series of images showing model athletes staring heroically toward an unseen horizon. Critics say they look like astronauts’ gear or the costumes of a 1980s high school movie? Tune in and see what you think! Hope you join us at 10 am for GTU Hour 2.
Nicea DeGering
Nicea loves morning television in Utah! A self-proclaimed “night person,“ she has been getting up and hopping onto the Good Things Utah set for over a decade now.

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