Jessica Simpson is amping up security on her book tour after being targeted by animal rights protestors during two recent stops.
The star’s events in New York and Los Angeles, in support of her memoir Open Book, were interrupted by campaigners objecting to the singer’s penchant for wearing fur, and according to TMZ similar incidents are expected on upcoming dates.
The publication reported security will be increased in an attempt to keep protesters from striking again, with two venue owners revealing plans to search guests as they enter, to eliminate protest materials like signage or noisemakers.
As an added safety measure, all guests will also have to have purchased a ticket and a copy of Jessica’s book to be allowed entry.
The With You singer was able to dismiss the protest during her recent chat with Katherine Schwarzenegger, telling the audience as the campaigners were removed from the venue: “These are the types of moments where you know, when you’re trying to speak about helping other people get through their own problems and their life, and when you talk about God, that is when darkness tries to seep in.
“I know that God is stronger than that and nothing will hold me back from my calling,” she added.