Jessica Simpson accused of being drunk during live TV appearance

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Jessica Simpson showed up on Home Shopping Network to promote her clothing line on Thursday, but in turn got slammed on Twitter for being, what some tweets claimed, a little bit out of it.

The social media firestorm called attention to how the mother-of-two was promoting her "Kiss Me" super-skinny gray jeans alongside host Colleen Lopez.

Simpson complimented her sister, Ashlee Simpson, while talking about the pants, but many Twitter users saw this as rambling, pointing out that she was swaying and stumbling back and forth.

"Ashlee is, like, the best at wearing gray," Simpson said, adding, "Like, she's very rock 'n' roll, but there's something about a gray, that's, like, sexy."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Eric Johnson (L) and fashion designer Jessica Simpson leave their Noho hotel on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen at La Guardia Airport on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0324 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jessica Simpson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 8, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson and Mike Gansmoe ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Singer/fashion designer Jessica Simpson poses for photographs after ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson Collection Presentation Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jessica Simpson Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend Jessica Simpson Collection - Presentation - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Jessica Simpson attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Washington. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the 11th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit on Sunday, April 13, 2014, West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the 11th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
This image released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television shows host Katie Couric, left, with celebrity guest Jessica Simpson on the premiere episode of her new syndicated talk show "Katie," Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Disney-ABC Domestic Television, Ida Mae Astute)
Jessica Simpson, recipient of the "Style Icon of the Year" honor, poses at Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue event, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jessica Simpson, recipient of the "Style Icon of the Year" honor, poses at Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue event, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jessica Simpson, recipient of the "Style Icon of the Year" award, waves to photographers at Us Weekly's Annual Hot Hollywood Style Issue event, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jessica Simpson speaks onstage at Night at the Village during the Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Jessica Simpson receives a birthday cake for her upcoming 30th birthday on July 10th on stage at the gala opening of The Greenbrier Casino Club on Friday, July 2, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini for The Greenbrier Resort)
Front row from left, actress Barbara Eden, Gov. W. Virginia Joe Manchin and wife Gayle, The Greenbrier Resort owner and chairman Jim Justice, actress Brooke Shields, Cathy Justice, singer Jessica Simpson and actress Debbie Reynolds participate in the official ribbon cutting at the opening gala of The Greenbrier Casino Club on Friday, July 2, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini for The Greenbrier Resort)
Jessica Simpson attends the 2nd annual Operation Smile gala in New York, on Thursday, May 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Jessica Simpson attends the 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Washington Hilton Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Singer Jessica Simpson, right, and her mother Tina Simpson attend a special event celebrating Good Housekeeping magazine's 125th anniversary on Monday, April 12, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Singer Jessica Simpson attends a special event celebrating Good Housekeeping magazine's 125th anniversary on Monday, April 12, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Singer Jessica Simpson attends the 16th annual QVC "FFANY Shoes on Sale" to benefit breast cancer research, in New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
SInger Jessica Simpson (C) and parents Joe and Tina Simpson attend the 8th Annual Operation Smile Gala on October 2nd, 2009 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)
Singer Jessica Simpson speaks as her mother Tina Simpson, left, father Joe Simpson, second from right, and hairstylist Ken Paves look on at the Operation Smile "Smile Gala" in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. The Simpson family was honored for their work with Operation Smile. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Singer Jessica Simpson performs at the final night of the Strawberry Festival Sunday night March 8, 2009 in Plant City, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Singer Jessica Simpson performs at the final night of the Strawberry Festival Sunday night March 8, 2009 in Plant City, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Jessica Simpson performs at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 12, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Jessica Simpson, left; Julianne Hough, second from left; Kellie Pickler, second from right; and LeAnn Rimes, right; attend the announcement of the nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. The awards show will be held April 5, 2009, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Jessica Simpson performs before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 auto race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Jessica Simpson performs before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 auto race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Singer Jessica Simpson performs Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Chase Field in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Singer Jessica Simpson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" show in Times Square on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Singer Jessica Simpson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" show in Times Square on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Dusty Hill, left, of the band ZZ Top, shares a laugh while performing with singer Jessica Simpson, right, during rehearsals for the "America: United in Support of Our Troops Concert," Thursday May. 8, 2008 at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Park)
Entertainer Jessica Simpson watches the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Entainer Jessica Simpson greets fans at the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Singer-actress Jessica Simpson, right, and her mother Tina Simpson attend the 11TH Annual ACE Awards at Cipriani's 42nd Street, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 in New York. The ACE Awards honor individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories in fashion. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Singer-actress Jessica Simpson attends the 11TH Annual ACE Awards at Cipriani's 42nd Street, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 in New York. The ACE Awards honor individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories in fashion. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson makes an appearance at Macy's Herald Square to promote her latest shoe line and handbag designs, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the Frederick's of Hollywood Spring 2008 fashion show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the Frederick's of Hollywood Spring 2008 fashion show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Jessica Simpson, left, poses for photos as she arrives for the second anniversary party at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Friday, May 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Singer Jessica Simpson poses for photos as she arrives for the second anniversary party at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Friday, May 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Jessica Simpson arrives for the Sony BMG Post Grammy Party Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Jessica Simpson arrives for the Sony BMG post Grammy party Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson and comedian/actor Dane Cook co-host MTV's Total Request Live at MTV's Times Square Studios, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in New York City. (AP Photo/Paul Hawthorne)
Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson and Lionsgate Vice-Chairman, Michael Burns arrive at the world premiere of "Employee of the Month" at the Mann's Chinese theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday September 19, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the world premiere of "Employee of the Month" at the Mann's Chinese theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday September 19, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
Jessica Simpson arrives at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Jessica Simpson and friends joined T-Mobile at an exclusive launch event for the new T-Mobile Sidekick 3, the latest generation of the all-in-one communications device featuring a sleek new design, Bluetooth capability, a new MP3 player, removable battery, and mini SD card slot for expandable memory in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series in New York's Bryant Park, Friday, August 5, 2005. Simpson's new film "The Dukes of Hazzard" opens today in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Singer and actress Jessica Simpson performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series in New York's Bryant Park, Friday, August 5, 2005. Simpson's new film "The Dukes of Hazzard" opens today in the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Joe Simpson, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, Tina Simpson, and Ashlee Simpson, from left, arrive at the premiere of "The Dukes of Hazzard" in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 28, 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Nick Lachey, left, and his wife, Jessica Simpson, arrive at the premiere of "The Dukes of Hazzard" in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 28, 2005. Simpson plays Daisy Duke in the movie. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Jessica Simpson arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Jessica Simpson performs during the VH1 Divas show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
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She continued, "Maybe it's her and her husband (Evan Ross), they share jeans. ...I have no idea. ...I dunno, there's just something hot about them."

Simpson's mother Tina later took over the on-camera duties.

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The 35-year-old's behavior quickly became a trending topic, with many accusing her of being "drunk" and/or "high."

"My friend just alerted me to Jessica Simpson on HSN...she's drunk," one tweet read. "It's awesome."



Another message said: "I was changing channels and seen @JessicaSimpson is on #hsn so I watched for a couple minutes. Idk how she's a business woman. She seems stoned!"



And the tweets didn't stop there:





While she's receiving a bit of backlash for her HSN appearance, it didn't seem to affect Simpson's sales. Lopez declared on Facebook that they had a "sell out show."

Thank you so much for watching tonight! Congrats to Jessica Simpson and her Mom, Tina on a sell out show!!

Posted by Colleen Lopez on HSN on Thursday, September 17, 2015

HSN's Amy Morrision also didn't seem phased by Simpson's behavior and posted a pic with the star.



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When ET spoke with Simpson earlier this month, she seemed better than ever. She even opened up as to whether she's planning on having more kids with husband Eric Johnson. Check out the sweet interview, below:

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