Let’s just go ahead get this out of the way: the daughter who got the dye job wasn’t Jessica Simpson’s 4-month-old daughter Birdie Mae. The daughter in question is Jessica’s 7-year-old daughter Maxi. Jessica got a couple cool-toned pastel highlights for Maxi, but Page Six says Jessica ended up getting was a full head of harsh mommy-shaming comments.
Jessica’s daughter is 7, which is totally an age at which you would beg and plead with your mom that you’d do anything – clean your room, scoop the litter box, eat whatever food she Postmated for dinner – if she’d let you dye your hair. Max might not have had to work that hard. Her mom is Jessica Simpson, so she probably just had to be like, “Remember when you said you’d take me to dye my hair?” and dizzy, confused Jessica would be like, “Did I? Okay, well lets go to the hair store – grab me the beep-beep for the vroom-vroom?”
Jessica Instagrammed two pictures of Maxi’s day at the hair salon. Maxi’s new purple hair was inspired by Dove Cameron’s character on the Disney Channel series The Descendants.
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The haters quickly called Jessica out for her choice to let Maxi go purple. Page Six says one person asked: “Why start ruining her hair so young?” A quick peek at the comments on the post show a whole bunch of people echoing the same thing about Maxi being too young to get her hair dyed. One wrote: “Don’t like it at all!!! Much better before the color. The new color makes her look older than her age.” Older? Like what, eight-and-a-half?
Jessica hasn’t responded, but if she does, my suggestion is that she mention the dye was less messy than the questionable at-home color kids in the ’80s and ’90s used. I remember kids in my neighborhood using – but not limited to – bingo dabbers, Kool-Aid, and fluorescent highlighters. One particularly not-smart kid followed the directions on the back of the Kool-Aid packet, added 1 cup of sugar, and ended up with a sticky scalp. I won’t say who it was, but let’s just say I was picking a lot of bugs out of my hair.