Nicole Richie is upset over rumors that have swirled that she's pregnant due to one photo giving the appearance of a baby bump.

According to People:

"Contrary to recent speculation, I am not pregnant," she says in a statement. "This irresponsible reporting continues to feed an atmosphere of self-doubt and insecurity. To publicly point out a change in anyone's body is mean-spirited and cruel. People's bodies change and change again. This is not newsworthy and is a waste of valuable media space that should be used for more important issues."

Uh, we agree! Does that photo even create the appearance of anything? LEAVE NICOLE ALONE!