Jessica Simpson’s father claims the world wants his family to fail, reports.

Joe Simpson, a former reverend — who manages both his famous daughters, Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz — says people don’t want to see them doing well and get joy when things go wrong.

He fumed to Us Weekly magazine: “We as a family are under a lot pressure. People want to make us look bad and want us to fail.”

Simpson claims the family wasn’t concerned when Ashlee was dropped from US TV drama Melrose Place after just six months. He said: “It was never a loss. The world says whatever it says. The world, again, always wants to make it look like we’re failures but we’re really just a family that works hard.”