by Sophia Marcel
Martha Stewart has reportedly apologized to Jessica Simpson for seemingly unsympathetic comments Martha made about the loss of Jessica’s dog, Daisy. But is Martha really sorry? Read on and decide for yourself.
Daisy, a Maltese poodle mix who was Jessica’s constant companion for the last five years, was snatched by a coyote on September 14 and has not been seen since, despite the efforts of pet detectives. The day it happened, Martha publicly chastised Jessica, telling Usmagazine.com, “It’s pretty sad. She should have watched it more closely. She should have been more careful.”
Ouch. Daisy’s disappearance and presumed death has reportedly left Jessica at the “lowest point in her life” and friends worry that the singer and reality star is headed for a “tailspin.”
Perhaps Martha read those news reports. Or maybe the domestic maven-turned-talk show host recalled what it felt like to suddenly lose a cherished pet, such as when her Chow, Genghis Kahn, was killed in a kennel explosion earlier this year. In any event, Martha took a moment on her eponymous daytime talk show this week to express her condolences to Jessica.
“I said that she should have been watching her dog more closely, but I feel very, very sorry for anybody that loses a pet,” Martha said on her show Thursday. “Jessica, I hope you find your pet, but if you don’t, I’m really sorry that you lost one.”
While Martha is clearly sorry for Jessica’s loss, it doesn’t appear that she was apologizing for the critical comments she made about Jessica’s dog caring skills. Or does it? Well, at least Martha said she was sorry in one form or another.
I feel for Jessica Simpson, at least Martha & I could bury our pets. Martha has lost pets too, she should have thought before speaking.