Jessica Simpson is being defended by her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, against nasty criticism about her weight.

"I think it's ridiculous that the media is making such a big deal about it," he told the Associated Press at his Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic party. "It's ridiculous that it would be making headlines. But you can't believe everything that's written or reported in the media. I wish her nothing but happiness."

The New York Post ran an brutal editorial cartoon by Sean Delonas mocking Simpson, showing an exaggeratedly over-weight Jessica Simpson telling current boyfirend and Dallas Cowboy's quarterback Tony Romo, "Sorry Tony, but I met someone else," referring to Ronald McDonald sitting in the background.

Saturday The Post also ran a photo of her performing Thursday night in Charlottesville, Va., wearing a black leather ensemble, which they described as a "waist-length jacket over her skin-tight pants and wide belt."

"All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you're a celebrity, there shouldn't be a different standard," Lachey said.