Jessica Simpson Slurs Her Speech at Live HSN Taping; Network "Thrilled" With the Fashion Designer's On-Air Debut

People on Twitter accuse the fashion designer of being "drunk" or "stoned" during her two-hour TV appearance with Colleen Lopez

By Zach Johnson Sep 18, 2015 4:35 PMTags
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UPDATE: "It was fun to have Jessica make her HSN debut with her mother Tina last night," the network tells E! News in a statement. "We were happy to host them and thrilled with the way customers responded to the collection."


Oh, Jessica Simpson!

The fashion designer appeared on HSN at 9 p.m. Thursday to sell items from the Jessica Simpson 10th Anniversary Collection. In addition to generating interest in her clothing line, viewers were also interested in her behavior. During the two-hour show, some viewers said Jessica seemed unsteady next to host Colleen Lopez.

Jessica's mother, Tina Simpson, also participated in the taping.

During one segment, while promoting the Jessica Simpson "Kiss Me" Super Skinny Gray Jean, the fashion-forward star slurred her speech as she explained that her sister, Ashlee Simpson, shares jeans with Evan Ross. "Ashlee is like the best at wearing gray. My sister...Like, she's very rock 'n' roll, but there's something about a gray that's Maybe it's her and her husband, they share jeans...I have no idea...I don't know. There's just something hot about them," Jessica rambled.

Focusing on the fashion, Colleen said many female shoppers are "obsessed" with the $59 gray jeans, to which Jessica replied, "Maybe men, too. You never know!"

Perhaps it was another case of Jessica being Jessica. She is known for being a bubbly blond, after all. Though a source assures E! News that Jessica "was not drinking," many Twitter users thought she might have been under the influence:

Not everyone was so quick to dismiss the designer, though:

Colleen posted a photo of herself with Jessica after the taping ended. "Thank you so much for watching tonight!" she wrote on Facebook. "Congrats to Jessica Simpson and her Mom, Tina on a sell out show!!" Several of her fans continued to call out Simpson in the comments, though. "God Bless you Colleen, you are a true professional! I am 99% certain that Jessica was 100% inebriated throughout that segment," Stefania Campioni Ferrandino wrote. "Wowza." Another one of her Facebook fans, Delilah Burgos-Villar, added, "Colleen, you're a true professional and JS is a drunk!! You held your own. But what an embarrassment for JS and her mom, a total enabler!! Ugh!! Please don't bring these two back EVER!!!!!"

Jessica, who did her job and sold out the line, has not commented on the taping.

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 (Originally published on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at 5:06 a.m. PDT.)