Meghan Markle is said to be “mortified” by her friend Jessica Mulroney’s feud with a lifestyle blogger over white privilege and now wonders about the future of their friendship.
Mulroney was struck by the reaction and axe concerts on television this week after his feud with lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter was made public. Exeter showed screenshots of Mulroney threatening to sue her, as well as referring to her friendship with Markle.
Markle, 38, told friends that Mulroney’s now-viral scandal has left her embarrassed, according to the Daily Mail.
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“Meghan is absolutely mortified that she was dragged into this complete mess,” a friend of Meghan’s said on the way out. “She said Jessica is in no way a racist, but the way she handled the situation (with the fashion influencer) was deaf and heartbreaking.”
Prince Harry’s wife now wonders how she can keep Mulroney in her inner circle. Mulroney was once known as one of the Duchess of Sussex’s closest friends and is said to have been an unofficial wedding planner for Markle’s 2018 Royal Wedding to Prince Harry.
“Meghan said that friends reflect friends and because of what’s at stake, she can no longer be associated with Jessica, at least not in public,” the source said. “She must do what she has to do to preserve her dignity and her own reputation.”
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Mulroney and Markle reportedly met and quickly became friends while the former American actress lived in Canada and shot “Suits.”
Mulroney’s missteps were first made public on Wednesday when Exeter shared a video on Instagram titled “MY ‘AMY COOPER’ EXPERIENCE” – a reference to the white woman who called police on a black birder in Central Park last month.
In the nearly 12-minute video, Exeter revealed that it had shared a “generic” call to action on its Instagram story in light of recent events, saying Mulroney had “offended” with the message.
“e that happened next was a series of very problematic behaviours and antics that eventually led to [Mulroney] send me a threat in writing last Wednesday,” the blogger said.
It is not clear what Mulroney said to Exeter.
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Exeter stressed that she did not call Mulroney a racist, but said she was very aware of her wealth, perceived power and privileges because of the color of her skin.
“And that, my friends, gave him the momentary confidence to come for my livelihood in writing,” Exeter said, calling the display incident a “manual white privilege.”
“For her to threaten me – a single mother, a single black mother – during a racial pandemic blows my mind,” the blogger continued. “The goal here is a real transformative change, not optical and performative bulls, t. You can’t show that you’re in solidarity while trying to silence someone through the text.
Mulroney apologized in the comments in the video.
“You’re right when you say it has to stop,” Mulroney wrote, by people. “As leaders, we must unite and call for wrong. I know we have different experiences. And that’s something that, even during a heated argument, I need to recognize and understand. I am unequivocally sorry for not doing this with you, and for any harm I have caused.
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Mulroney then referred to his relationship with Markle, 38, describing their relationship and the Duchess of Sussex’s time in the spotlight as “deeply educational.”
“I learned a lot from that,” Mulroney admitted. I promise to continue to learn and listen how I can use my privilege to raise and support black voices. »
After the public apology, Exeter shared a screenshot of a direct message it received from Mulroney, which contained the threat of a lawsuit.
“Responsible [sic] Costume. Good luck,” Mulroney wrote.
Then, on Thursday, Ms. Mulroney made her own statement on that.
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“As some of you may have seen, @SashaExeter and I had a disagreement,” she wrote on Instagram. “She rightly called me not to do enough when it came to engaging in the important and difficult conversation about race and injustice in our society. I took it personally and it was wrong. I know I have to do better. Those of us with a platform should use it to talk.
Following the controversy, Mulroney’s “I Do, Redo” was removed from CTV and “Good Morning America” confirmed that it would no longer appear as one of its fashion contributors.