By our count, Eminem slammed something like 20 celebrities in his just-released “We Made You” video — everyone from Jessica Alba to [artist id="1742872"]Amy Winehouse[/artist] — a number that might be a record, even for him.
Since it’s been a little more than 24 hours since the video premiered on MTV, we figured it was about time for some of those celebrities to return fire. And they have. Sort of.
First to respond — perhaps because she’s hit harder than anyone in the clip — was [artist id="1245169"]Jessica Simpson[/artist] … or, more specifically, “a friend of hers,” who told MSNBC.com’s “The Scoop” that Simpson was bothered by Em’s barbs but that she had already brushed them off.
“Of course Jess finds it annoying,” the source is quoted as saying, “but it’s not like she’s the only one who was singled out.”
Kim Kardashian — who attacks Em with her ample posterior (and is subsequently shoved into a wood-chipper) in the clip — didn’t need a friend to do her talking. She let her blog do it for her, posting that she thought the video was “so funny” and considered the spoofing to be an honor.
“I just saw Eminem’s new video … and he totally spoofs me. It was a total surprise to me, because I had no idea he was going to talk about me in the song, [but] I think this video is so funny,” she wrote in the post. “I am a huge Eminem fan and find it flattering that he would rap about me. He’s a bit harsh about some other celebrities, but you just have to let it go and have a sense of humor. Personally, I’m honored.”
That’s about all the responses we’ve been able to track down so far, but we’re still holding out hope for a scathing reply or two. Come on Bret Michaels, [artist id="1220799"]John Mayer[/artist] and/or [artist id="1737245"]Lindsay Lohan[/artist]: We know you’ve got it in you.