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The summer heat appears to be taking its toll on Ashlee Simpson and her fans. The disappointment of a slew of Ashlee advocates in Ohio will soon seem like nothing compared to the thousands of pissed of Marie Claire readers.

It all started two months ago, when Jessica’s little sister gave an interview to the women’s magazine, championing natural beauty and self-acceptance (while stifling laugther, we’re sure).

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“She’s had it with Hollywood’s twisted view of feminine beauty. Her goal: to get women to appreciate their diverse shapes and sizes,” Marie Claire writer Dennis Hensley wrote, as he followed the pop star as she spent a day painting a pro-female mural with a group of underprivileged girls from Los Angeles’s Green Dot Public School.

“Simpson is well aware of the barrage of negative body images that all girls see, and she’s eager to counteract that negativity,” Hensley stated, furthermore quoting Simpson as saying, “Everyone is made differently, and that’s what makes us beautiful and unique. I want girls to look in the mirror and feel confident.”

Or pay for plastic surgery to look better, one of the two.

Of course, by the time Simpson’s interview hit newsstands, the cover girl was looking quite different, with long blonde hair extensions and an alleged (i.e. definite) nose job.

As result, Marie Claire’s readers -and the magazine’s new editor, Joanna Coles -are fuming over what they perceive to be blatant hypocrisy.

The best part? Coles has expanded the letters section in the September issue – featuring a true natural beauty, Maggie Gyllenhaal – to include the record amount of hate mail focused on Ashlee’s actions.

Coles even adds her own comment: “We’re dazed and confused – and disappointed – by [Simpson’s] choice, too!”

Did Simpson actually go under the knife … again and again? Does she deserve this retribution? Were you aware there were such things as chin jobs? Let us know!