Jessica Simpson’s dad Joe hates the “scruffy” troops

40284, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday May 6, 2010. Joe Simpson arriving back at his hotel in NYC after attending the Operation Smile Event with his daughter Jessica Simpson. Photograph: Darla Khazei,

Do you know how stupid Joe Simpson is? So stupid. Ridiculously stupid. Even dumber than Jessica. So, Jessica somehow managed to get herself a PBS special for Christmas. They filmed the special a few days ago, and I guess the idea was to have Jessica singing and talking about Jesus and how much she supported the troops. In and of itself, totally harmless and rather nice. But Papa Joe had to f-ck it up. Jessica was supposed to sing with a singing troop composed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, but the veterans were sent away by Papa Joe – because he deemed them too “scruffy.” Stupid stupid stupid.

The team behind Jessica Simpson has been accused of snubbing a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans after their combat fatigues were deemed too scruffy to join her on stage for a glamorous TV special. The 4Troops, a singing group of combat veterans, were told their camouflage gear was not fancy enough to sing with Simpson on her PBS Christmas special filmed at the Roseland Ballroom on Thursday.

A source told Page Six, “Jessica’s dad, Joe Simpson, effectively kicked them off the show because he didn’t like what they were wearing. They were in camo pants and blazers, the same outfits they wore to sing for Gen. David Petraeus on the USS Intrepid. They were told they couldn’t perform unless they were wearing tuxedos.”

“They waited for six hours until midnight only to be told their number with Jessica had been cut from the show,” the source said. “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.”

4Troops consists of former Sgt. Daniel Jens, who was deployed in Iraq in 2007; former Capt. Meredith Melcher, who also served in Iraq; Staff Sgt. Ron Henry, who retired from the Army after a 20-year career; and former Sgt. David Clemo, who did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A spokeswoman for 4Troops said, “Joe should be ashamed of himself.” Jens said, “I am so disappointed and angry, I threw up when I got back to my room.”

Simpson’s rep said: “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.”

[From Page Six]

That’s just horrible. And as much as I’d like to blame Jess for it, it sounds like she was truly out of loop, and that it was Joe’s decision. Although, I will blame Jess for keeping her dad as her manager, despite his history of f-cking awful business decisions on her behalf. He’s a terrible manager, and after the first few f-ckups, you would think Jessica would have fired him and gotten a real manager who would be smart enough to let her sing with veterans, no matter what they looked like.

In additional Jessica news, she gave another loved-up interview to People Magazine, all about how Eric Johnson is her forever dong or whatever:

Jessica Simpson is one busy soul: In the past month, she’s traveled to the Middle East to meet troops, while on Thursday night she performed songs from her upcoming Christmas album for a PBS special to air Thanksgiving. There to support her? Her dad Joe, sister Ashlee, nephew Bronx – and her boyfriend of several months, Eric Johnson.

“He went and got a sweater and a bowtie to try to lift my spirits because I’ve been working extremely hard,” Simpson, 30, told PEOPLE after the show. “I laughed my butt off!”

She added, “As far as Eric and I go, we’re just best friends. He’s my dude! I love him.”

The couple began dating in May, and ever since have been spotted getting cozy across the U.S. and overseas – even celebrating her birthday together in Italy. If the relationship seems like it’s getting serious, that’s because it is. Simpson tells PEOPLE that they’re planning to spend Thanksgiving together.

“We’re all gonna be in New York,” she says. “I’m gonna be on a [Macy’s parade] float. It’s not always the best way to spend a Thanksgiving, but it’s a great way to celebrate. So, maybe I’ll just have all families on the float.”

For now, Simpson says she and her man are simply enjoying spending time together.

“Tomorrow we’re having a long day off,” she says. “He loves art. So, we go to art galleries, and he loves photography. It’s cool.”

“This [relationship] is just normal, thank God,” she continues. “He’s very, very supportive. [I] couldn’t ask for a better man in my life right now.”

Which, of course, begs the big question: Is Johnson the one?

“I never go to that because I already went there, so, I’m not gonna jinx my own self,” she says. “He’s the one for me right now! I’m very happy, I’m in a great place and if right now could last forever, I’d take it.”

[From People]

Oh, Jessica. Seriously, DO WE HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME? Girl, we know you believe in love. We know your little pea brain gets hypnotized by the dick. We know because it happens every single time you’re getting laid. Just take it down a notch. Just a little.



WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 02: Jessica Simpson and Joe Simpson attend the grand opening of the Casino Club at The Greenbrier on July 2, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

40284, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday May 6, 2010. Joe Simpson arriving back at his hotel in NYC after attending the Operation Smile Event with his daughter Jessica Simpson. Photograph: Darla Khazei,

Photos of Eric and Jessica, courtesy of Jess’s Twit-pics.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Eww what is up with his teeth in the first picture? She really should have fired him along time ago. I don’t think that any parent should manage their childs career.

  2. Jessica says:

    Joe Simpson is the reason Nick & Jessica divorced. She still acts like a little girl because Joe runs her professional & private life. She should have fired him a LONG time ago.

    I’d be shocked if Eric & Jessica get married, which is most likely NOT going to happen.

    Jessica fucked up major big time when she divorced Nick. She’ll never find a guy that loved her more than him (unless you count uber creepy Joe Simpson).

  3. Diane says:

    What a creep.

  4. t says:

    I don’t know, Kaiser. I’d buy that Jessica was behind the shallow snub and Joe is taking the blame to try to do damage control in the press.

    This is the same woman who had to be sued a couple of years ago by the real makers of a jeans line she fronted because she failed to honor her contract by promoting them and being photographed in them. She was even too stupid to name her own jeans line as her favorite in an interview, naming a real designer brand instead.

    Love your line about the dick hypnosis!!

  5. LisaMarie says:

    That is way too much ugly before my first coffee of the day.

  6. Marjalane says:

    Ugh. I hate this family- Jessica, Assley, and especially that yellow toothed Dad! I don’t know what PBS was thinking to give her a special in the first place. Does she have actual fans? I’d like to punch her in her dirty, unwashed mouth for being a part of any insult to the troops; I’d rather spend my day with “skruffy” veterans than dirty Jess anytime.

  7. devilgirl says:

    Her dad disgusts me more than Michael Lohan, and that is saying something.

  8. guesty says:

    this entire family is disgusting. jsimp is ‘out of the loop’ 24/7 imo.

  9. Riley says:

    I think Joe Simpson is a complete closet case. Whenever it comes to men, he loves to give his opinions. He was probably hoping they would strip down to their boxerbriefs and no shirts so he could rub baby oil over each chest before sending them out on stage. When they refused, he locked them in a basement.

  10. aenflex - says:

    Is it ok to say fucktard ?

  11. tango says:

    Well how could Jessica not know? Didn’t she have some sort of script or program of what was going to happen for filming? And when it got to the part where the soldiers were supposed to come and sing with her, didn’t she ask, where’s the soldiers? And when Daddy said they looked scruffy, Jessica should’ve said I don’t care, bring ’em out here to sing with me. Joe wouldn’t have a flipping job if it wasn’t for his daughter. She should be telling HIM what to do, not the other way around.

    Also, it’s a taped special. The song wouldn’t be cut at the time of taping for making the show too long. Editors would review the footage and only later make cuts for program length. And for a Christmas special? The soldiers would be the only part I would never cut.


  12. Jazz says:

    I got news for you Papa Joe – soldiers don’t wear tuxedos!


  13. jover says:

    They are all pathetic oxygen thiefs. She’s goes to art galleries really, to ooh and ahh over velvet Elvises and Dogs playing poker. How pathetic is it that you are 30 years old and still need Daddy bozo to run your life.

  14. thegorilla says:

    if that’s true, its weird, if the whole point was to show how she supported soldiers then they should be decked out in their uniforms or else whats the point, but yeah her dads always been a bit creepy to me

  15. original kate says:

    “Is it ok to say fucktard?”

    @ aenflex: it is not only okay but in joe’s case it may be mandatory. ugh.

  16. Jessica says:

    I find it HILARIOUS that Jessica is 30 years old and still has to have Daddy run her life. She’s pathetic.

    Joe & Jessica should be extremely ashamed of themselves.

  17. ElizabethM says:

    Dear Scruffy Soldiers,

    Y’all are too fucking hot to hang with The Simplesons. Get PBS to give you your own show.

    Love and hugs,
    Ima Lovingyou

  18. Trillion says:

    OMG, that dress she’s wearing! The sparkle squares that point up to where the dong goes in case her man needs a landing strip indicator.

  19. girl says:

    I bet he doesn’t know that while troops are deployed, unless they are Special Forces or some other specialized group, they wear nothing but their ACUs (for army folks) or their PTs, period, for the entire time they are deployed. They are not allowed to be out of uniform at any time downrange. Perhaps it would have been a good reminder that while we get to wear pretty much whatever we want back here to enjoy breakfast on Christmas morning, they are trudging through the desert, carrying their weapons to a chow hall, wearing the same thing they wear everyday in case fighting breaks out.

    Dumb bastartd.

  20. Mandy says:

    LMAO @Riley, that’s probably true!

    I think they’d sooner cut one of Jessica’s solo warblings than insult the troops like that. How about cutting her special entirely and giving these guys the time slot all to themselves? No one cares about Jessica as an artist anymore, anyway. They’d probably get better ratings!

  21. wow & wow says:

    Here is something you all should read written by someone that travelled for PBS & with Jessica overseas. Don’t bet on Joe calling the shots with PBS.
    That nite of taping Jessica donated 50 thousand dollars to children of fallen troops. She also received Friday nite after taping a silver star award from the military for her service & support of troops & especially the children.
    When you read the article even the gentelmen with them in Bahrain said how very how it was.
    Thsi treatment to Jessica is just so uncalled for & it would be nice if more would just check fact. Shows get edited all the time. $ men got cut out of a show that was dedicated to the troops & for there own selfish reasons want there 15 minutes of fame & Joe is scapegoat.. Believe me JOE did not have final say.

  22. notsure says:

    I know someone who met her, Nick, and Papa Joe on a military ship one time. They said Nick was really nice and down to earth, but Jess was a ditz and said she only wanted to eat food cooked by the Captain. Guess she didn’t get to eat…

  23. Jeri says:

    This family is trying too hard to catch up to the Lohans for pure stupidity.

  24. Kate says:

    Her dad is foul. Just foul.

  25. Liana says:

    wow & wow: I have NO idea what you’re trying to say, can you please clarify?

    I’m not a huge Jessica fan, but I think she’s kind of sweet and kinda of dumb and totally harmless. And I don’t doubt for a moment that SHE is dedicated to the troops. She does a lot for them. But I wouldn’t put it past Joe to drop the ball on this one unbeknownst to Jessica. I mean come on, how hard is it to put one over on her?

  26. Saoirse says:

    My husband happens to be in the military, and this POS has the nerve to call these guys “too scruffy” to be on TV with his precious daughter? Are you for REAL?! Here these guys are, fighting for YOUR freedom, and DYING in the process and you’ve got the gall to say something like that?! Get the hell over yourself!

  27. Anti-icon says:

    Fake plastic sentiment surprises you from the Simpson family (not the funny ones, the “cleaned up” hillbillies from Texas.) Nothing stupid that this family does surprises me. They are even less capable than the Brittney Spears clan. Because Pappa Joe is an arrogant moron.