Jessica Simpson blasted for being 'insecure' over boastful pic of her hubby

Sep 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET
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What started as Jessica Simpson paying tribute to her husband Eric Johnson on Instagram has quickly turned into a social media firestorm.

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On Tuesday, Simpson took to Instagram to wish her husband a happy birthday, writing, "My husband is hotter than yours! Happy Birthday Eric Maxwell Johnson! You forever make me lust." But these comments have really upset social media users.

While some women simply disagree with the comment that Johnson is hotter than their man — and there are countless comments about this — others really think the star's caption makes her seem desperately insecure.

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User njfieldswrote, "...I just don't understand the need to brag about your life via social media. It comes across as insecure and seeking attention and validation from total strangers. But if that's what floats your boat, more power to you! Cheers!"

Others shared similar sentiments and took to the comments section to share their thoughts with Simpson.

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"@jessicasimpson Please, use good sense and come back with us with humilty [sic]," one critic wrote, later adding, "@jessicasimpson I don't understand your way of being actually... You seem to want to show you are perfection and all of us are only miserable."

And there are those who think she shouldn't be boasting about Johnson for another reason — his job status.

"But my husband works to support his family. Your husband just freeloads off you," lucylane5 wrote.

Other comments include, "Does he have a job? Humm... Nothing cute about that," and "My husband has a job!!lol [sic]."

Simpson was clearly gushing about her man on his birthday, but was her choice of words inappropriate? Because it seems she has really angered a lot of Instagram users.

Tell us your thoughts on the drama in the comments below.

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