The year 2003 was a simpler time. Jessica Simpson was still just a former pop star, current reality TV star navigating the depths of being a newlywed . (R.I.P. to that melodious couple.). But she was arguably the voice of our carefree yet inquisitive generation, never afraid to ask the hard-hitting questions. For example: What the hell is “Chicken of the Sea?”
In a scene that will forever encapsulate pop culture of the early aughts—it even became a Saturday Night Live skit—Simpson asks the meaning behind the branding of this particular tuna.
“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says chicken . . . by the sea?” she asked.
But 13 years later, Simpson is standing by her genius thought process, via a meme on Instagram. She took to social media to post a bizarre image of a chicken floating on the water and cheekily hashtagged it ”#chickenofthesea.“
It’s refreshing to know Simpson has finally been vindicated for her gaffe after years of meat-related ridicule, and that she’s now laughing about it, too.