In her first performance since celebrity gossip sites went buck wild over a series of fat Jessica Simpson pictures, the 28-year-old strutted her stuff across a Virginia stage - wearing some skin-tight leather pants! - on Thursday night.
She lamented the celeb news world's "completely pointless" focus and said "Thank you for your support," to the Charlottesville crowd at the end of her set.
"Just stay positive, and pray out loud! I love you guys!"
With a majority of public opinion believing that her new, fuller figure is healthy, not fat, she can certainly stand tall. Don't know about the pants, though...
Simpson never specifically mentioned the buzz over her thicker frame or rumors that Tony Romo nailed some chick in her bed while she was out of town.
But the alleged singer and actress took a no-nonsense approach with black pants, V-neck T-shirt and a hip-length black jacket, and was outspoken.
"Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder," Jessica told the crowd. "So just appreciate."
Click to enlarge more Jessica Simpson pics from the concert ...
[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]