Simple Life star confronts photographer over insults

Nicole Richie furiously confronted a photographer who insulted her over her weight.

Nicole, 24, revealed to American magazine Us Weekly that she tackleed a paparazzo while she was shopping with a pal in Malibu, California.

The pap reportedly shouted: ‘Nicole, you look disgusting. Gain some f***ing weight!’

The attack left her in tears so she later decided to confront the man in his car.

She said: ‘I walked up to the photographer and told him, “What if I really had anorexia? What if I had a disease? How would you feel about saying such horrible things?”

‘You don’t scream at people that are overweight, so what makes people think that they have the right to scream at me that I am underweight?

‘It’s upsetting and mean. I am not anorexic. At that moment, I was just sick of everyone constantly bothering me about how I look.

‘He probably just wanted to get a rise out of me, but I’m a human being and he hurt my feelings.’