Natalie Portman apologises for comment on Jessica Simpson's bikini snaps

Disappointed by Portman's comment, Simpson took to social media to post a note asking the former not to shame women on the basis of their choices.

Published: 06th December 2018 07:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2018 07:11 PM   |  A+A-

Natalie Portman

Hollywood actor Natalie Portman (File | AP)

By ANI

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman admitted she "made a mistake" by bringing up actor-singer Jessica Simpson's bikini-clad magazine cover from 1999 while talking about women being sexualised in the music industry during the late nineties.

"I would never want to shame anyone and I fully respect her and her choices. I was talking about the confusion I felt as a young girl seeing the messages that I felt the media was sending out to young girls about very specific ways we should be. I made a mistake to say a name. It was absolutely not directed at her. I feel bad that she was hurt," Portman said in an interview to People magazine.

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The 'Annihilation' star's apology comes after Simpson called out to her for saying that she was "confused" by the latter's picture on the cover of a magazine saying, 'I'm a virgin' while wearing a bikini. "And I was confused. Like, I don't know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl," Portman had said in an interview with USA Today recently.

Disappointed by Portman's comment, Simpson took to social media to post a note asking the former not to shame women on the basis of their choices.

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