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Obama bumped for more weighty Jessica Simpson story

By | Published on Thursday 5 February 2009

Us Weekly magazine has been criticised for bumping an Obama cover story and splashing instead with breaking news regarding Jessica Simpson putting on weight.

A family portrait of the Obamas was due to appear on the magazine cover until the big Simpson story broke. Simpson, of course, is busy trying to relaunch herself as a country singer, which may or may not be why she’s a little heavier than before.

Asked about being bumped by a plump Jessica on The Today Show, Obama remarked: “It’s a little hurtful. A weight battle, apparently. Yeah. Oh well”. If it’s any consolation, Simpson wasn’t too pleased with the article on her weight either.