Ashlee Simpson has been blasted by the US edition of Marie Claire magazine, after she enthused about accepting body flaws only weeks before undergoing cosmetic surgery. In the July (06) edition of Marie Claire, a pre-nose job Simpson declared, "Everyone is made differently, and that's what makes us beautiful and unique. I want girls to look in the mirror and feel confident." In the time between the cover interview taking place and publication, Simpson underwent a rhinosplasty operation at a Los Angeles clinic on 21 April (06) and has since had long blonde hair extensions. After the interview was published, over 1,000 readers wrote to the magazine in protest and Simpson has been featured on dozens of internet blogs, being lambasted as a 'hypocrite'. New editor JOANNE COLES - who has just replaced Lesley Jane Seymour, in charge at the time of Simpson's interview - writes in the September (06) issue, "We're dazed and confused - and disappointed - by her choice, too."