Jessica Simpson has been criticized by television host Joy Behar for putting on too much weight while pregnant with her first child. The Fashion star mentor, 31, recently embraced her pregnancy by appearing nude on the cover of Elle Magazine, though Behar was less than impressed, reports US Weekly magazine.

Speaking on an edition of The View last week, Behar commented on Jessica's pregnancy weight gain, saying, "Remember the time that Jessica Simpson was criticized because she didn't know the difference between chicken and tuna? That kind of thing is more fun to criticize than the fact that the girl is fat". Continuing, the 69-year-old added, "Most women who are pregnant are not supposed to gain more than 25 pounds. She looks like she gained a lot more than that". One of the first celebrities to rush to Simpson's defence was Tori Spelling, who told Celebuzz, "When women are pregnant, people need to lay off.It's a really special time and you should be able to deal with it in your own terms". During her hosting stint on the Today Show, Sarah Palin took a more aggressive approach, sharing, "I would have wanted to punch [Jessica's critics] in the neck.It's none of anybody else's business how much weight I would gain"

Simpson later hinted at the comments on Twitter, telling followers, "Last chance to see me 'fat' aka PREGNANT on the cover of Elle.I loved this shoot, [and it's] only on stands for a few more days!".