As a fellow pregnant lady, I’m all for Jessica Simpson posing on the cover of Elle magazine while hoisting around a fetus. Yay for the miracle of life and all that.

 

But why oh why did she have to do it naked?

 

With the exception of Demi Moore’s famous 1991 nude pregnancy photo for Vanity Fair, which set the bar for pregnancy photo shoots, why have any of these stars shown off their naked bellies on magazine covers?

 

It’s as though these magazines — and starlets — need to flaunt the skin, just so you won’t mistake them for being, well, fat.

 

Because a woman with actual curves on a fashion magazine? What a crazy concept!

 

But perhaps I’m wrong and am just being a prude. What do you think of the omnipresent naked pregnant celebrity cover trend? Do you want more naked bump in your life or do you prefer your pregnant celebrities lookin’ good, but with maybe a shirt on?

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