Jessica Mulroney fired from CTV after making racist threats to lifestyle blogger

Jessica Mulroney looks stunning while arriving at GMA with husband Ben Mulroney

This is a complicated story, so let’s identify the two main players first. On one side, we have Jessica Mulroney, who is best known to Americans for being the Duchess of Sussex’s best friend and for being on one of the top rungs of the Canadian social scene – she’s well-connected, she’s married to the son of Canada’s former prime minister, she’s a stylist and she’s got a wedding reality show called I Do Redo. On the other side, we have Sasha Exeter, a black Canadian lifestyle blogger who is also quite popular. Exeter has been using her platforms and social media to post a lot about Black Lives Matter in recent weeks, and that’s apparently when things began:

It started, Exeter said, when she wrote call-to-action Instagram posts about Black Lives Matter and the global protests following the death of George Floyd. According to Exeter, in a series of private conversations, Mulroney assumed that Exeter’s posts amounted to public criticism of the fact that Mulroney had not posted about the racial justice movement on her own social media. Hours later, Mulroney posted an apology on Exeter’s account.

“I thought long and hard about naming this person in this video,” Exeter told her followers in an Instagram story, after unspooling a detailed account of her correspondences with Mulroney over the past week. “And I personally feel that if we’re going to hold companies accountable during this time, we need to hold individuals accountable as well. And part of this woman’s power and privilege and her last name and her family made this whole thing scary. But there was no point in speaking up and sharing this without her name being called out.” (Mulroney is married to former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s son Ben.)

Exeter explained in the initial video that she believes Mulroney “wrongly assumed that my generic call to action on my Instagram stories was a direct and blatant callout to her.” Mulroney, whose series called I Do Redo is currently airing in Canada, allegedly told Exeter that she didn’t want to post about the issues on social media for a number of reasons, including that she needed to promote a new series and did not want to be bullied.

“I was blocked from her Instagram account,” said Exeter of what happened afterward. “And [I was sent] a trail of offensive messages that ended in her saying, ‘I have also spoken to companies and people about the way you treated me unfairly. You think your voice matters. Well it only matters if you express it with kindness and without shaming people who are simply trying to learn. Good luck.’” Exeter said, “Not only is Jessica very well aware of her white privilege, but just like…Amy Cooper, she spewed out that threat so effortlessly. But I think what makes the situation really horrendous is the threat or the claim that she was going ahead and speaking to brands and companies that I potentially have worked with or am currently working with or could possible work with. That’s a threat to my livelihood. For her to threaten me, a single mom, a single Black mom, during a racial pandemic, blows my mind. It is absolutely unbelievable.”

Exeter said that Mulroney attempted to backpedal and explain her behavior over private text message. But, Exeter said, “How can you be about the Black people and be about female empowerment on the outside when you are attempting to silence a Black woman during this movement, behind closed doors?”

[From Vanity Fair]

Exeter and her fans posted some receipts of Jessica threatening a libel lawsuit and I genuinely believe that Jessica would oh-so-casually threaten Exeter’s livelihood by contacting her sponsors and more. Jessica then commented on Exeter’s IG, writing:

@sashaexeterr, you are right when you say “this sh-t needs to stop”. As leaders, we need to join hands and call out wrongs. I know we have different experiences. And that is something that, even in the course of a heated argument, I need to acknowledge and understand. I am unequivocally sorry for not doing that with you, and for any hurt I caused. As I told you privately, I have lived a very public and personal experience with my closest friend where race was front and centre. It was deeply educational. I learned a lot from that. I promise to continue to learn and listen on how I can use my privilege to elevate and support black voices.

“As leaders, we need to join hands and call out wrongs” GMAFB – Exeter was literally saying “Black Lives Matter” and Jessica’s white fragility felt attacked and she began threatening Exeter for that, and now Jessica is like “we need to both admit we were wrong and join hands!” And using her friendship with Meghan… yeesh. What a terrible look. Everybody knows it’s terrible too – Jessica’s I Do Redo show was just removed from CTV “effective immediately” and the channel released a statement saying: “Recent conduct by one of our shows’ hosts, Jessica Mulroney, conflicts with our commitment to diversity and equality.” Jessica ended up posting another apology to her own Instagram which she said, in part, “I did not intend in any way to jeopardize her livelihood. We had a disagreement and it got out of hand. For that I am sorry.” Such passive language from Karen Mulroney. Just FYI – this is not “on” Meghan, and I feel like Meghan is probably appalled by this sh-t, especially since Jessica is literally using the “I have a black friend” defense. Meghan is being used as a prop in Jessica’s racist melodrama.

Here’s all the social media stuff:

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I’ve been silent. Not anymore!⁣ ⁣ I’m used to being so transparent on this platform. I think it’s the main reason why most of you follow me. Today, I’m opening up about something that has been haunting me for the last week. I have felt like a complete fraud fighting for racial equality and using my voice openly here, while letting a white woman silence mine behind closed doors. In sharing this very personal story, I know that I am risking a lot. Opening myself up to criticism, bullying and potential ramifications with my job in this space. However, I must speak my truth. Enough is enough. Hopefully my voice will be heard by many and help change things for the next generation and for my daughter Maxwell… because I will be dammed if my child ever has to deal with this level of ignorance.

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Please read my statement. It is from my heart.

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  1. Nev says:

    OH GEEZ. REALLY??!!!!!!!!
    UGH.

    • Twitchany says:

      Yup. And look at her hand compared to her face in the first pic. Trasshhhhhhh.

      • Jules says:

        I noticed that as well lol. She looks like a kardashian sister too.

      • holly hobby says:

        Money doesn’t buy you class right? If Megan was smart, she would drop that friendship. Sorry using your one black friend as a human shielf? WTF is that about?

        Also, maybe if she stopped the fillers, she can close her lips and keep her thoughts to herself.

      • Margles says:

        I was racking my brain because she reminded me of someone. Aubrey O’Day.

      • Züri says:

        Check out her pictures from even earlier, it’s insane how different she looks. She was an attractive woman before all of the procedures. This is one good site to see the differences: https://www.nowtolove.com.au/beauty/ageing/meghan-markle-jessica-mulroney-plastic-surgery-54562

      • Redgrl says:

        @zuri – wow, that’s shocking. She looked a bit like Jennifer Meyer before. Now she looks like a melting wax museum statue. Ugh.

      • Heather says:

        I thought she was Justin Beiber’s mom!
        This is very disappointing.
        Also, she either edited her IG to remove the “I have a black friend” part, or it was incorrectly reported. In any case, that part is not there.

  2. Abby says:

    wow wow wowwww. And she pulled the “I have a black friend” card too. wow. This is like “how to be a karen” bingo.

    • Alissa says:

      yep, my first thought was oh she thinks because she has a black friend she’s exempt. I’m curious what Meghan thinks about this, although obviously it’s not on her to respond for what her friend says.

    • a says:

      If I’m Meghan reading this, I’m livid to have been dragged into this as a human shield

    • Mtec says:

      @Abby
      “How to be a Karen” bingo 🤣🤣🤣 SO TRUE!

      1- Interpret a general a comment from a Black person as not only personal but threatening

      2- Cries her wHite woman tears

      3- Uses her White Privilege to threaten a Black person’s career (and you KNOW she was gonna do it too, that is a very specific threat she made).

      3- Gets caught being racist and like you said, pulls the “I have a black friend” card.

      4- Realizes she messed up her own career from being racist, and issues an “apology” that still invokes she’s a victim just trying to “learn” and that the wronged Black woman should stop being so mean and help fix the problem she (Jessica) made! *wails in Karen crocodile tears*

      BINGO!? 😑😑😑

      (Did I miss anything? Lol)

      • Jodi says:

        you forgot the part where she made the public generic “apology” and within minutes sent a DM threatening to sue.

      • Guest with Cat says:

        Good Lord I am at a loss as to how JM could make this all about herself. Was she mentioned by name? No, so why insert herself in?

        I suppose she was feeling defensive because maybe Meghan’s experiences made her feel deep down she should be doing more. But no, she didn’t want to put herself out there and risk drawing the hate that Meghan lived with down on herself. So like an idiot she lashes out instead.

        Really this situation reminds me a lot about Central Park Karen and the hunky birdwatcher. Only in that case the birdwatcher was calling CPK out directly and got a face full of threats. In this case nobody was calling out Jessica Mulroney. She could have sat and contemplated her moves in silence and dignity until she was ready to do something and do it well like Meghan did.

        I have to imagine there’s got to be something good about this woman for Meghan to choose her as a close or best friend. But it surely isn’t coming out in this situation. I really feel for Meghan because you know this is all going to stick harder to her than to her airhead friend. And goodness Mulroney sounds like a brainless shallow meangirl twit in all of this.

        I think this time period of hearing the grievances and call to action from black people is going to be a huge learning curve for all of us who aren’t black. Even if we faced any form of discrimination in our lives, we need to realize if it isn’t our story, just take a seat and listen. I guess running concurrently is the fight for trans rights. Again, if it isn’t your story, cough cough JK Rowling, take a seat and listen. We are hearing voices that have been silenced for generations and it’s their time to be heard. It’s not time to be screeching over absolutely nothing even being directed at you.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Does anyone but me think that maybe Jessica Mulroney has been using Meghan & Harry all this time?

      • carmen says:

        BTB – can’t say for sure but JM’s career clearly benefitted from this relationship.

      • MiaOw says:

        I think Meghan was always the “lesser” friend in the relationship and with Harry, the dynamic changed and may be she didn’t really like it as well. Her using Meghan’s name here brings into mind strong “she owes me” vibes from Canadian Karen.

      • Fig says:

        No lies detected!

        BINGO!!! waves card in the air 🤣

    • Katie_44 says:

      I know friendship goes through a lot, but man, if I was Meghan I don’t think I’d want to stick with her after that. It’s so cringe. Not that Meghan needs to respond to Jessica’s nonsense but it will be curious to see how much they are still hanging out in 3 months, if their friendship weathers this or not.

  3. Erinn says:

    And for the last two years other posters would get all up in arms whenever anyone criticized Jessica Mulroney. But a lot of Canadian’s have been saying that these two are grifters who have benefited hand over fist from their privilege. And people have been saying that they’re just not nice people for such a long time.

    There was so much “you hate her because she’s friends with Meghan” but some of us have seen years of this family just coasting off the coattails of one of the most hated Prime Ministers in Canada. Guy literally had a 12% approval rating at one point – the lowest EVER achieved.

    I was however surprised that THIS is what would wake people up. I never expected her to do something this level of vile. I figured if anything it would be a money scandal or something like that – I never expected it to be racism that undid her.

    • Abadin says:

      Thank you so much people have been calling this lady out but this site strongly believed any criticism of her is because she is Meghan closest friend. Things are about to get interesting here on!

      • Erinn says:

        And I’m sure there WERE instances where people were calling her out for exactly that. But I don’t think that was something that was common at all on this site in particular. Now if this was the Fail, I could see it. But I think there’s a majority of reasonable people here.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh I think a lot of the criticism here about JM was definitely because she was Meghan’s friend. How many times did we see “ew Meghan needs a new stylist, she needs to get rid of Mulroney” (even though she wasn’t M’s stylist) or things of that nature. I think if you already knew the JM name before, you probably didn’t pick up on it. But there were a lot of veiled comments aimed at Jessica that seemed out of nowhere.

        I enjoyed Jessica’s IG because I thought it was fun and she wears fun clothes and such, but not in a “she must be an amazing person” kind of way. (not following it anymore though….) so while I used to get a fun vibe from her, its not like that’s going to make me defend her over threatening someone with a libel suit.

      • Erinn says:

        I guess that’s very possible. I’ve just always thought both she and Ben were shady as hell, so maybe I took some of the actual idiotic posts as having more substance than they did. But I do think there were a good chunk that were legit, that people dismissed because SO many people are just out to get Meghan at this point.

        They stylist thing was weird, but that was early enough on that I think we didn’t have a full sense of how much the media ran away with the narrative surrounding her at that point. There was so much promotion of “Jessica Mulroney, Meghan’s best friend who’s a stylist” and people just started taking it literally.

        She DOES wear some fun clothes, though, so I get it. I’ll follow a few people that I don’t particularly like just because they post enough interesting looking photos haha. Some of the photos of her lip fillers look so painful though, and I’m really unsure why she has chosen such an oompa loompa shade of orange tan (although I guess she could be ramping up the saturation levels of the photos).

      • Becks1 says:

        @Erinn – yeah, when people who aren’t from Canada were posting nasty comments about JM, it always pinged my radar because most Americans probably never heard of her before the wedding (I know I didn’t.)

        Honestly, the sad/weird thing about all this is that I’m not surprised Jessica is such a bitch, I’m surprised she outed herself so incredibly as one on social media given all that’s happened over the past few weeks. Like, she’s good at social media. She knows how the game is played. her sense of entitlement and privilege must be incredible to have thought that those DMs wouldn’t get posted immediately.

      • Babsorig says:

        If I recall correctly, and I am Canadian, 99% of the criticism of Jess that was posted on this site was NOT about Jess herself but people were calling for Meghan to drop her because she was married to Ben and she was ex PM Mulroney’s daughter in law. If I am incorrect, I will gladly stand corrected if anyone points me to any thread where people were calling out Jess because of her racism or even Karenism. And people on this site were defending her saying she is not responsible for what the older Mulroney did and shouldn’t be blamed for it. Now these new accusations are on her and her only and I don’t think you’ll see many defending her behavior. Calling out posters in this fashion is not fair, Jess has never been accused of racism or Karenism until now!! And when you post here branding people grifters, of course its a given that there will always be others that will defend them as they don’t see the person that way. Posters on here have never defended Jessica’s racism because she is Meghan’s friend!!!

      • Erinn says:

        Becks -YES. It was really surprising to me for exactly that reason. Like I previously said, I figured that if anything brought them down it would be something more in relation to money or business practices or something like a cheating scandal. I would have never guessed this would be what we would see, and that’s largely because both Ben and Jess seem to really care about their professional personas.

        And you’re right – the level of privilege involved in thinking that this behavior was a) okay, and b) never going to come out is pretty startling. For her to have the gall to put that all in writing (and I’m glad she did tbh) is just insane to me. Truly, they have benefited so much from who they are that clearly she thinks she’s untouchable, and that’s scary.

        BabsOrig- my thing is that they’ve always been the recipients of huge amounts of nepotism. Neither of them are so charming or intelligent that they would have gotten where they are without the association. Ben managed to go far with his name, Jess hitched her wagon to that. And while they are absolutely not at fault for what papa Mulroney did – they’ve always had such a smug attitude that it made it hard to feel that either were all that genuine. In reality, had Ben not been the son of a PM they’d probably be social media influencers or something like that – which nobody seems to have a problem snarking on. And let’s not pretend we don’t drag Karlie Kloss for marrying the younger brother of Jared Kushner. Are you going to defend her when that comes up again?

        And of COURSE nobody defended Jessica’s racism because she was Meghan’s friend. I never said they did! And how could they have defended it when we’re JUST finding out about it now.

    • Cocococococo says:

      Well said. Jessica Mulroney is well known for being a vicious piece of work. Anytime she has been mentioned here, people get defensive because of Meghan.

      • Redgrl says:

        @erinn – your comment about her and her husband being disliked for being nepotism brats is bang on. Neither she nor her husband are particularly interesting, intelligent nor attractive yet they parlayed their parents’ money and influence into lucrative lifestyles. AverageBen would never have been in tv without daddy’s connections and PlainNowPlasticJessica would never be a socialite/stylist/whatever were she not a Brownstein of Brown Shoes empire. More mediocre white privilege coat tail surfing.

      • katharine says:

        It’s so interesting that she’s Meghan’s best friend and yet a total piece of trash. How can that be, when Meghan is such a saint? (According to this site.)

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @katharine – We have all had friends that were not the best people or a least I can say that I have (had) several good friends who were not the best of people but they were not pure concentrated evil either.

      • Guest with Cat says:

        I’m replying from the only phone that let’s me access this site. So I am not trying to reply to a specific person because at this point I can’t see how the discussion is threaded.

        I am just replying to the general situation of being tarnished with the sins of your friends. Here is why I’m giving Meghan a pass on this.

        I had a friend I met 25 years ago online and got to know personally. She had a beautiful compassionate side and was like a big sister figure to me for much of my adult life. I knew there was a time she had once been involved with a married man when she was in her late teens. But that was when I was a baby. It was almost 30 years before she and I met. So I gave that part of her life story little thought.

        We had a falling out over LGBT rights a few years ago. She and I are both Christians but I’m in support of LGBT rights. We never clashed over the matter before because the subject simply took years to come up, and only because by that point we both were on Facebook and discussions were becoming more political there in a way they never were in person. It’s a long story but she just felt that my disagreeing with her views on it was a personal affront to her so we sort of ghosted each other. She did more of the ghosting than I did because she really took my liberal views personally. So really it took years for me to learn how intolerant she was.

        Her health was always fragile so I was concerned about how she was doing through Covid. So I googled her to try and at least see if she was still alive. Instead, I found old articles that have only come up about 10 years ago on a cold case. It turns out she’s suspected of helping to cover up a murder that involved her ex lover and some other people. I can not adequately express my shock. I loved this friend so much I almost named my child after her. She was lashing out at me for not being a good enough Christian yet she’s implicated in something like that. It is amazing how many sides there can be to people and how many years it can take for them all to be revealed. I would never want someone to look at my history of friendship with this woman and think it means I condone the horrible things she’s alleged to have done, not to mention her bigotry. There’s a lot of details I am leaving out for brevity and for privacy. But they are really bad. I feel so blind and stupid.

        Meghan has had chances to show us who she is and her image has been pretty consistent since childhood. But if an ugly side of her is to come out, it will have to come from her directly. She’s not had many good people by her side since she was a child. Every family member we have heard from publicly and way too many friends have proven false. She might have a very bad picker, so to speak, as a result. I’d imagine any person who is not her odious dad or sister must seem saintly at this point.

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        @Guest with Cat, I’m so sorry about your experience. I absolutely have to cosign this:

        “It is amazing how many sides there can be to people and how many years it can take for them all to be revealed”

      • Who is Justice Beaver? says:

        Canadian here who is tired of the Mulroney name. Ben Mulroney is known as Little Lord Douchnozzle II of the House Nepotism in my home. The frustration of his father’s terrible time as our PM was compounded when Lil Nepotizz there became the ubiquitous CTV Presenter for EVERYTHING, though he lacked charm and was just so slimy. Then add Jessica.
        Let’s not forget, her maiden name is Brownstein. As in the wealthy shoemaking family, of the chain Brown’s. The whole thing is equal parts ‘Let them eat cake’ and ‘Eat the f-cking rich.’

    • Nic919 says:

      The stories about threats Jessica has made to other people are really starting to come out now. I’m in an FB group where at least two people had Jessica contact their bosses based on social media comments they made.

      Also the immediate support of people like Lainey and Tanya Kim on Sasha’s post, who both have worked with Ben Mulroney, tells you a lot…

      This is a very canadian media story but an added note is that Sasha is the niece of Marcie Ien, one of the co hosts of the CTV show the Social and prior to that a long term CTV reporter.

      Anyway this is all on Jessica. Meghan has nothing to do with this and she’s probably pissed off at being dragged into this Karen mess. But the media coverage has been very bad at trying to blame Meghan for Jessica’s Karen outburst.

      • Nancy says:

        This is not on Meghan, but I definitely side-eye her for being close friends with a clearly horrible person. Especially if this info is nothing new.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I’m not going to side eye Meghan for Jessica’s behavior.

      • Caitlin says:

        Wow – I did hear about Tanya Kim supporting Sasha but Lainey?! She works so closely with Ben….

      • Nic919 says:

        Did you read the part where I said the stories about Jessica are coming out now… That means Meghan wouldn’t have heard about them. Blaming Meghan for Jessica using her friendship to defend her racist behaviour is victim blaming. It’s not like Jessica would tell Meghan of all the times she pulled her weight and made threats to people.

      • Babsorig says:

        Oh geez @Nancy, don’t be ridiculous. Well I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, you’d still side eye her if you were told she found the cure to COVID-19. Haters gonna hate regardless!! Meghan is not to blame for Jessica Mulroney’s racism, end of story.

      • StartupSpouse says:

        Two things can be true at the same time:

        - You can sympathize with Meghan because she is absolutely not responsible for Jessica’s actions and should not have been dragged into this; and
        - You can side eye Meghan for being very close with someone who is a huge entitled and privileged a-hole.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Nancy sorry but that’s a dumb take. Period. People are not responsible for their friend’s behavior and considering that Meghan is BLACK Im sure Jessica did a great job of HIDING her racism from her. Meghan didnt work with Jessica they were friends. Which means that Meghan wasnt privy to what Jessica dis in relation to her work.

        Ive been where Meghan is. Ive had people who I considered close friends say and do horrible $hit that I didnt find out about until after the fact. Does that make ME a bad person?? Just as Im sure YOU have people in your life who has said or done some problematic $hit that YOU dont know about.

      • rachel says:

        Curious about the FB group – is it a local gossip or media group? Otherwise I’m surprised that Jessica would be a topic of conversation.

      • Jay says:

        I’m with Nancy. Meghan might not have known of JM’s racism, but she surely knew that JM and her dunce of a husband were entitled pricks who threw their privilege around b/c that’s open knowledge in Toronto

      • Nic919 says:

        The FB group contains a lot of Canadians especially from Toronto, hence the Jessica connection.

        And if we are going to attack Meghan for having been friends with Jessica and Ben Mulroney then I look forward to the critiques of all the entitled privileged white friends of a whole lot of people in the BRF and that’s even before we get to being friends with pedophiles and sex traffickers. It’s not just Andrew on that list.

      • Landi says:

        Sure Meghan isn’t to blame but people who are making out that Meghan didn’t know that this side of her friend existed are a bit much. These two are supposedly best friends. You are saying Meghan didn’t know because this only just came out? I’m guessing Meghan doesn’t get her info on Jessica from the press and Instagram. Is she going to drop her now she has this piece of information? Will it change your view of her if they remain just as tight?

        There is a complete lack of objectivity when it comes to most things Meghan.

      • FC says:

        To those claiming Meg had no idea her friend sucked — think of your own BFF. Can you imagine for one second not knowing if he/she is a shitty, racist privileged person? One thing we know for sure is that Meghan isn’t stupid, so yeah, she knew.

      • MiaOw says:

        @FC – i don’t work with my BFF so I really would not know – and people will not let me know what a wanker she is as they know how close we are to each other. I know her as a kind, loving person who is a go getter at her work so my initial reaction in knowing she was mean to her subordinates would be disbelief and telling her that I heard something about her.

      • ADS says:

        Lol, so many Karens on here who can’t see that blaming or ‘side-eyeing’ Meghan for her white friend’s racism is actually very racist. Sorry but there are zero black people in the world who have white friends that have never done or said something racist or participated in systems that oppress of people of colour. All of the white people posting on here right now actively benefit from white privilege – a system BUILT on racism. The most we can hope for is that white people recognise the problem and do the work, alongside people of colour, to dismantle it. So please leave black peoples names out of your mouths when a white person does something racist. Black people have zero control over that nonsense.

      • Lise says:

        Oh wow I didn’t know that connection to Marcie Ien. I was surprised to see one of Ben’s Your Morning colleagues like CTV’s post this morning…

      • Moneypenny says:

        Yeah, I’m a Meghan stan (and I’m black) and I think it is silly that people are thinking Meghan knew nothing of this type of behavior. Sure, she doesn’t know every instance. But you’re going to tell me that commenters on here have heard unsavory things about her for years, but her BFF was clueless? Come on.

        She might not have known about the racism, but I’m sure she’s at least heard of the bullying and other unpleasant behavior. That’s like saying Lea Michelle’s BFF wouldn’t have any idea she’s a total b.

        I don’t think that makes Meghan bad or just like Jessica at all, just that she may have chosen to overlook unsavory things because Jessica is a good friend to her.

      • MsIam says:

        All of you “Meghan should have known” folks should skeedaddle over to Tracy Moore’s IG account. For those who don’t know she is a black Canadian TV personality and it sounds like she and Jessica were really good friends. It seems that Jessica was helping her start a business. But it also sounds like she didn’t know this side of Jessica and she called her out and cut ties with her. Point is, you can be close friends with jerks without knowing it. It matters what you do when you find out the truth.

    • LindaS says:

      I couldnt have said it better myself.

      • Nancy says:

        People have been saying for a while that she’s not a great person. It’s not “just not coming out”, unfortunately.

        So yeah, I stand by my statement.

      • Nic919 says:

        Jessica being entitled was known. Mostly by Canadians. Jessica going after the careers of others was not widely known and your statement is bs. Blaming Meghan for Jessica’s actions is just ignorant. As if Jessica was telling Meghan of all times she was trying to get people fired. No one does that.

      • Nancy says:

        Where did I blame Meghan for her actions? I didn’t.

      • Babsorig says:

        @Nancy, your “not blaming Meghan” BUT side eye her….yeah…you don’t fool me.
        “I don’t blame you for this…but its your friend so of course you are responsible” there I’ve fixed it for you.

      • StartupSpouse says:

        I don’t ever engage in internet squabbles but I am going to come to Nancy’s defense here.

        From the comments on here I highly doubt this is JM’s first offense; it’s just the first time she has gotten caught.

        In my experience, you know when your best friend is an elitist, privileged a-hole. I’ve had many a-hole friends. Maybe she’s an equal opportunity a-hole, so you don’t really think of it as racist. But some point you ask, does this person share my values? No? Time to move on. Sometimes its a really hard decision because that person has other beautiful qualities. It’s an individual choice.

        But MM – who should never have been dragged into this by either party – is a public figure. She is going to be judged by the company she keeps. Her friend has shown the world who she is and it does not align with MM’s public persona/image. What’s MM’s next move?

        MM doesn’t owe any of us anything. She can do whatever she wants. But she WILL be publicly judged if she keeps JM in her company. That’s just reality.

      • Olenna says:

        Only small-minded, immature people have judged or will judge the Duchess for Jessica’s behavior. This isn’t high school and, IMO, Mulroney or Exeter are getting more attention than they deserve over this dispute, even if it’s just from IG followers, royal watchers, fans and the Meghan-fixated haters and it really ticks me off that the Duchess was dragged into this.

      • Nic919 says:

        Tracy Moore posted that she was friends with JM and that this surprised her. Tracy lives in Toronto and certainly sees JM more than Meghan does in LA and yet she never saw this side. Blaming Meghan not having seen this puts the blame on meghan for JM’s nasty behaviour. If Meghan has to have known about JM being like this, then let’s go over all the other royals who have friends or close relatives who did something wrong. But that only ever happens for Meghan doesn’t it?

    • Godwina says:

      Yup yup yup from an Ottawa native who is all too familiar with that family.

      • Sorella says:

        Yes – also an Ottawa native – we are all VERY familiar with the entitlement of this family in Canada!!

      • Babsorig says:

        I am from Toronto and I know absolutely nothing about the Mulroneys. So no, not ALL in Canada are VERY familiar with the Mulroney family.

    • Züri says:

      Not Canadian, but Jessica has always been just a little too thirsty and visible. And this is way superficial, but she’s had a considerable amount of new fillers and Botox in her face and it’s not a good look. She looks like a grifting blow up doll…

    • Rhys says:

      Both things could be true about this friendship: Jessica is a sweet and fun gal pal, who clicks with Meghan on that level, and Jessica is an ambitious, driven person who clicks with Meghan on that level as well. Both use social connections to get ahead in life, and both spend time doing charitable work. I always disliked Jessica based on the vibes she is giving me, but I’m aware that she might actually be the opposite of the impression I get from her. There are a lot of women who, like Jessica, are casually racist because they do not (want to?) understand the difference between real power and the power you have over people who are less fortunate than yourself. It doesn’t mean she is a bad woman, just like so many, a product of our culture.

    • Lia says:

      I haven’t commented here in a long long time, the last time I did I made a remark about how the Mul’s are shit humans and wondered how Meghan felt about them backing the Conservative party during the election when Sheer was a Trump equivalent. I got ripped apart in the comments. I don’t want to give too many details but I’ve had years of interactions at social gathering with Jessica and she is, one, a garbage human, and two, absolutely hated by all of the upper society that she runs in circles with. When the most privileged of Toronto despise you and think you are a dumpster fire of shit then you have a huge problem because those people are not good people to begin with.

      • Tina says:

        I wonder how Meghan will react to all of this drama? She must not have known didn’t Jessica watch over Archie when they were back in the UK earlier this year?

      • carmen says:

        Re – your comment about her being hated by the upper echelons in T.O. – whenever I’ve perused her IG a great deal of the fawning, positive comments have been from recognizable, powerful people on the social scene. In particular, oftentimes if there was a negative reaction from one of her posts, her saviours were again, this group of individuals.

        Having said that, it’s encouraging to see people like Tracy Moore & Lainey taking a stand and supporting Sasha. Hope some of the big names in the US do the same (e.g. ABC GMA)

      • Wilf says:

        Canadian here, too. Live in Vancouver, travel to TO often (or did pre-COVID) for work. Absolutely can confirm what has been said about Jessica is true – and always has been. This is very much Canadian drama and gossip – and acknowledging the fact that she is known (and has been for a long time) for being a bit of a diva can – and should be – mutually exclusive from any conversation to do with Megan. Please just let us Canadians enjoy some schadenfreude about the Mulroney’s fall from social grace 😂 lol

    • FC says:

      I’m shocked that it even came to this for people to question this woman and her intentions. She is a privileged, Kardashian-esque social climber and she’s given off these vibes since Day 1, yet commenters here and elsewhere have refused to call it out. And while Meghan is of course not complicit in this, your friends and the people you choose to associate with DO ultimately reflect on you. They clearly have some bond which fine, but Meg is smarter than this (and hopefully a better person too) and can surely find better friends.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @FC – I never heard any of this about Jessica Mulroney until today. The only other thing I have read (and this was in the very very distant past) was in the Daily Mail BTL commentariat where Jessica Mulroney was constantly accused of merching for Meghan and being the “front man” for Sussex merching activities which I do not believe at at all.

        There has been very little discussion of Jessica Mulroney on the sites I visit and publications I read.

      • Babsorig says:

        People need to quit calling out other posters for not jumping on the “let’s hate Jessica Mulroney because she’s friends with Meghan” band wagon. SOME Canadians might have knowledge of the Mulroneys,that doesn’t mean every single Canadian (leave alone everyone in the world) knew who Jessica Mulroney is or what kind of person she is privately. This site has people from all over the world that post here, and I guarantee you the number of us that didn’t know Jess was till after Meghan started dating Harry far out number y’all that knew her. Posters were defending Jessica for the hate that was unfairly being heaped on her (mostly but not exclusively by Meghan haters/Kate fans) for being Meghan’s friend, we weren’t defending her for anything else. So statements like “people on here were defending Jessica” but leaving out the real reason why people were defending Jess are totally unfair. Just right now, people are piling on Meghan because “she is Jessica’s friend so she has to have known what kind of person she is”. Once again people blaming a WOC for sins of a white woman, not cool. Y’all need to leave Meghan out of this mess, she nor her friendship with Jessica is not responsible for Jessica behavior. Geez!!

      • Xo says:

        Day 1.

        I’ll be honest. Her association with JM is one thing that makes me doubt M.M. Just my opinion, but that friendship is a red flag.

      • Some chick says:

        Stop trolling, @Xo. You have never made a single comment that did anything except doubt Meghan. I see you. This is not “Day 1″ so just stahp.

    • Montrealaise says:

      I’m a Canadian (a Montrealer, to be precise) and while I have never met any of the Mulroneys, I know others who have and told me about their dealings with them – and let’s just say, none of the Mulroneys are nice people.
      Jessica hasn’t just lost her CTV reality show – she also appeared as a regular guest on GMA and Cityline (out of Toronto) and she worked as a stylist for the Kleinfeld bridal department in the Hudson’s Bay department store – and they have ALL announced that they severed their ties with her.
      BTW, when Jessica threatened to sue Sasha, she sent her a private message promising a “liable suit”. Yes, that is how she (mis) spelled it.

    • Sammiches says:

      Yup. We canadians have been commenting on how Jessica (and all the Mulroneys, really) are trash for like a year, and everyone just assumed we were being salty. Welp, maybe pay attention to us next time we discuss our own country 🤷‍♀️

  4. Aurora says:

    I’m glad Jessica got her comeuppance but don’t appreciate how both women tried to drag Meghan’s name into it.

    • Sofia says:

      Yup. Neither of them should have invoked Meghan’s name. This is a situation between two people and has nothing to do with Meghan. Especially since Sasha is apparently allowing racist comments about Meghan to fester in her comment section.

      • Darla says:

        Where did Exeter mention Meghan? Is it in that 11 minute video? Because I’m not watching that. I don’t see Meghan brought up at all by her in any of the posts though. Mulroney put it right out there.

      • Sofia says:

        @Darla: I said it my comment: Sasha’s comment section. She’s apparently deleting comments trying to defend Meghan and letting the Megxiters fester

      • Becks1 says:

        @Darla – its in the 11 minute video.

        I was kind of following this backwards (I didn’t watch the video until one of Jessica’s apologies came out) so I saw Jessica mention M first and thought “don’t do that!” and then I watched the video and Sasha mentioned her first – same way JM did, by referring to her as Jessica’s best friend.

      • Darla says:

        Thanks Becks.

      • Ginger says:

        Yup. All of the Meghan haters follow Sasha’s Instagram now and are leaving horrible comments. And last I saw they were still there. Meghan is getting dragged for this. Meghan isn’t responsible for Jessica’s actions.

        Meghan is going to learn who her true friends are.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I looked at it yesterday & there were just as many people defending Meghan. I didn’t see where Sasha was deleting comments. But neither should have brought up Meghan.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Purplehaze maybe you looked at it before she started deleting. The only kind of pro-Meghan comment I saw was one where the person was also like “and what are you doing for BLM” and Sasha responded and said “well I’ve been doing xyz” and so she kept that up.

        Granted I did not look at all 6k comments or whatever its at by this point. But she was definitely encouraging the anti-M ones. Some of the people there are NOTORIOUS anti-Meghan/pro Kate stans and they were all over it on twitter and IG.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I don’t know I would have to look at her Instagram again…it was after 6 pm. There was one person directly coming at Sasha. I want to check it now to see if it is deleted. If she’s leaving racist comments about Meghan up & encouraging them, that’s not right either.

      • Babsorig says:

        @Darla, Sasha invoked Meghan’s name first, she even said she was “confused due to Mulroney’s friendship with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, whom she calls was “arguably one of the most famous black women in the world.” that was said because in Sasha’s opinion, Jessica should have commented on BLM and Sasha was calling her out on her silence about the issue.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        I still see the same comments up that were there yesterday….many garbage but there are those defending Meghan…she has 8000 comments on that IG post. Some posters are now attacking Sasha. It’s not pretty.

    • MrsBump says:

      To be fair, Jessica has been pulling the “a good friend of mine” thinly veiled reference to Meghan for quite some time now.
      So i wouldn’t blame Sasha who called her out for using the “my best friend is black” bullshit. What is unfair is that in this context it is Meghan who is the token best friend, but it is a valid point and frankly all of us POC should know who among our friends are the real allies and who is using us for white people virtue signaling.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        I agree and it’s $hitty that Sasha is trying to make this somehow Meghan’s fault. That’s dirty and she should know better. Ive been the token black friend before. And it’s a painful spot to be in when you realize that someone you considered a friend is a racist a$$hole.

      • Amy Too says:

        I don’t think Sasha is trying to make this Meghan’s fault at all. She never mentions Meghan by name either. I wanted to respond to Babsoroginal’s comment above where she claims Sasha named “Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex,” because Sasha didn’t name her. In an 11 minute video she takes about 5 seconds to say “Her best friend is inarguably one of the most famous black women in the world right now,” when she is explaining the many reasons why she was extra upset and confused about Jessica being racist and threatening to her in private when she projects a completely different imagine in public. She mentions the best friend, but she also mentions that Jessica stands up for all these other causes, and uses her voice in other ways to fight for the things she cares about, so these were all the reasons why she was extra confused and upset and shocked at the private racist behavior that Jessica has been throwing at her over the course of an entire week.

    • Aurora says:

      Darla in her original video Sasha says something like “how can you do this to a Black woman when you’re friends with Meghan Markle?” As a black woman she should know that White people are able to compartmentalize their relationships with people of color and having “a black friend” does not mean someone can’t be racist. I think Sasha brought up Meghan to bring more attention without regard for Meghan’s name being associated with this mess.

      • Ali says:

        Sasha and Jessica are trash for using Meghan’s name in this drama.

        I actually messages Sasha’s mother about the deleted comments about Meghan and she claimed it was an IG issue.

      • Babsorig says:

        And this hate for Meghan on Sasha page is completely taking away from the most important issue that Jessica was nasty and a Karen to her. Because they’ve both now turned this into a Meghan bashfest which will not end well in my opinion.

      • NVYwife says:

        @Ali you did what?!

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Exactly

      • MsIam says:

        Agreed, why didn’t she bring up Tracy Moore’s name since she is Jessica’s friend too? This Sasha chick chose the name that would get the most traction. It makes me wonder if she has a beef with Meghan too, especially if she is allowing racist comments about Meghan to remain on her Instagram. She’s acting like a shady bitch too, not withstanding Jessica’s ugliness in this.

      • Wilf says:

        Sorry, did @ali just say she contacted this woman’s mother…? In what world is that even remotely appropriate?

      • Lady D says:

        YOU CONTACTED HER MOTHER? What the hell is the matter with you @Ali?

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yeah, a lot of people are already salivating over this and making it about their vendettas against Meghan and people who have called out her abuse. It’s very common response to being called out for racism and misogyny toward a public figure. People become resentful of how the way she’s been treated and its impact on others from her group is called out and taken seriously by some, so they not only look for fuck-ups on her part to justify the problematic behavior, but try to weapnize the actions of those close to her. Jessica deserves the consequences she’s getting. We can acknowledge how awful she is and call out the racist, vindictive, misogynistic way her behavior is getting used against Markle.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I’m so pissed about both women dragging Meghan into it, especially after that speech she just made. Sasha Exeter was right to speak out and her statement was heartfelt. Hate to say it but Jessica might get the Jeremiah Wright treatment. She just torpedoed her career and will be losing friends. This was not the time to do this Karen bullshit.

  5. Wilma says:

    Holy hell. Good thing Jessica got called out and everything backfired on her, but my god, those messages were nasty and threatening.

  6. Abadin says:

    “FYI this is not on Meghan”
    Lol I don’t believe this courtesy will be extended to Kate should it have happened to a friend of hers. This thread is about to get very interesting!

    • L84Tea says:

      I’m already cringing at the way the press will spin this against Meghan. Because it’s coming.

    • Sofia says:

      Um it has. Kate’s friends with someone who throws sex parties yet people don’t really use it against Kate.

      • Erinn says:

        How is a sex party the same as a racist threat? lmfao

      • Sofia says:

        @Erinn: When did I say it was? All I was saying is that most people would not hold this against Kate the way most people are holding this against Meghan (or are trying to)

        I mean would this comment section be bitchy? Oh yes. But would the general media be bitchy towards Kate? Absolutely not.

      • Erinn says:

        It’s just the way you brought it up, I guess. “Um it has. Kate’s friends with someone who throws sex parties” implies that there’s something inherently wrong with them doing so. Not my kind of party, but it’s not my sex life so who am I to judge? It just seemed like you were saying that the two situations are equally bad, sorry if I misunderstood.

        To be fair though, I don’t for a second believe that Meghan should be blamed for any of this. Quite frankly, neither women should get flack for what their friends are doing unless they’re being hypocrites about it and joining in while pretending to be above it or something.

      • Royalwatcher says:

        How about James’s nazi marshmallows then, Erinn? Is that closer for you? Because that certainly wasn’t held against Kate by any RRs or tabloids or Kate’s fans who will be all over dragging Meghan into this.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate’s own brother sold nazi marshmallows but she never got dragged into being blamed for that the same way the media has already tried to bring Meghan in for something a Jessica did 100% on her own.

      • Mohbard says:

        If it happened to any of Kate’s friend this site would be having a filled day so don’t lie!
        Also just added how about Prince Harry wearing the Nazi uniform I see no one wants to mention that like it never happened

      • Darla says:

        WTF is a nazi marshmallow? No wonder I am rarely in royal stories. lol

      • Sofia says:

        @Mohbard: I admitted to that yes. My exact comment: “I mean would this comment section be bitchy? Oh yes.”

        But nobody in the general media would hold anything against the Cambridges the way people are trying to hold this against Meghan and use it to justify certain feelings they have about her.

        As for Harry’s nazi costume, people have mentioned that. Several times. But I suppose no-one brings it up like people in the media don’t bring up William’s African themed birthday party

      • Becks1 says:

        @Darla -

        James’s marshmallow company (is it still a thing? does anyone know?) fulfilled an order for custom Nazi marshmallows, with swastikas and mayyyybe Hitler’s face? I cant remember and don’t want to google, lol. It got buried very quickly in the press and even people here were defending him, like it would be too much to ask to have a “no racist or anti Semitic propaganda on our products” policy.

      • Erinn says:

        Royalwatcher – before you come at me, I was talking about that specific comment in terms of them having consensual sex parties because it seemed weird to juxtaposition next to racism. I also just finished saying that I don’t believe either woman should be called out for the behavior of the other people.

        That marshmallow story SHOULD have gained more traction, it was inexcusable. It seemed like he had stepped away from the business at that point, but it was still associated with him, and there should have been much more fallout. It should never have happened, and because it did they deserve all the hate for it. But I think some of the reason it didn’t gain ground is because nobody really cares about James, whereas Jessica and Ben are pretty prominent people in the media here.

        Again – neither woman is at fault for the behaviors of the people who did these things.

      • Babsorig says:

        Naaahh, uhm uhm, please don’t @Erinn. This is NOT gaining traction because Jessica and Ben blah blah blah. This is gaining traction because Jessica is Meghan’s friend. Please tell me, if Meghan had not married Harry and was not the duchess of Sussex, would her Karenism be posted here and discussed to this extent? How many Americans knew who Jessica was before Meghan married Harry? If Jessica had not been Meghan’s friend, would her Karenism be posted here and discussed to this extent? I say, nobody, except for a few Canadians, would have cared who Jessica Mulroney is.

      • Guest with Cat says:

        I feel so old and sheltered. I don’t know what a sex party is. I can only guess it’s a party where some people have sex. But if a friend were to ask me “Hey, why don’t you throw a sex party?” I’d be at such a loss.

        I’d be wondering “Am I supposed to bake a naughty cake? Do I need to make a second one that is gluten free for my friends with celiac disease? What music do I play? Sex Pistols? With a name like that they’re sexy, right? Captain and Tenille? Lou Rawls? Rolling Stones? Right said Fred? Frankie Goes to Hollywood?

        Is the clothing to be casual? Formal? Optional? Do I serve oysters? What about my friends with shellfish allergies? Do I need to hire a babysitter and have all the kids go to another friend’s house? Or is everyone going to make their own childcare arrangements? Not to mention I’m fostering another litter of kittens. That’s not going to go well. They like to swipe at things that dangle.

        Sigh. I guess I’m never going to have moves like Jagger.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Guest with Cat – Thanks for trying to lighten-up everyone with humor. You succeeded!

    • Sierra says:

      Yep going to interesting..

    • ABritGuest says:

      @Abadin Kate’s stylist and Prince George’s godfather were pictured in brown face last year& I don’t remember Cambridges getting dragged into that. This seems v typical that a mixed race woman who has faced racism getting more abuse because of a white woman’s antics.

      I’m glad jessica’s show is cancelled and some brands have dropped her for this. This is a prime example of how dangerous this Karen behaviour is. she attempted to use her white& wealth/ power privilege because of an offense when she could have just kept quiet. Thankfully in this climate there were consequences.

      Sasha mentioned Meghan for clicks and think that was very cynical but it’s disgraceful that Jessica tried to use Meghan and the ‘I have a black friend’ as a shield for her behaviour especially when she claims Meghan’s experience educated her- when it clearly hasn’t. Plus she claims to be about female empowerment. That’s why it’s about your actions and how you follow through in daily life and not just what you say. That’s why I’m side eyeing a lot of brands& people jumping on BLM right now.

      Times like this can show you who people really are. I’ve found out through these latest protests that a few people I have known 10 years+ has some anti black issues and I would never have picked that up as race is rarely discussed in Britain. It’s sad but eye opening.

    • lily says:

      Kate’s good friend was arrested for posting racist crap on Facebook like how immigrants should be killed and that’s never mentioned.

      • Ali says:

        @ERINN Kate’s friend literally works for Tatler and writes terrible things about Meghan.

      • Erinn says:

        ALI- again – I didn’t say that she doesn’t get passes. I was literally JUST saying that it was weird to put a sex party and racist threats together as two scenarios where people are getting called out differently. I have not defended ANY of Kate’s friends here. There were so many other BETTER comparisons like you and everyone else has listed – I was only pointing out that a consensual sex party was a weird choice. Christ.

    • taylor says:

      yes, let’s completely ignore the racial dynamics of this particular situation to make a false equivalence to kate middleton. please. it’s only “interesting” if you fail to see nuance and lack critical thinking abilities.

      • Guest says:

        Yup. Why is Kate even being mentioned? This is about an abuse of white privilege and systemic racism. Trying to distract with “sex parties” is pretty funny. Consensual adults throwing adult sex parties is equivalent to threatening to take away a stunning Black womans livelihood? Bonkers.

    • Mtec says:

      @Abadin
      Actually it’s the opposite. Nothing sticks to Kate. She knowingly and willingly co-conspired with Will on that Flybe stunt in order to participate in the UK tabloid’s Sussex smear campaign, and STILL many people here were willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

      It’s also pretty apparent from the Tatler debacle she’s involved with the UK tabloids in smearing Meghan, and STILL people still find a way to blame that on Meghan.

      Like others have mentioned her own brother with his nazi marshmallows—not one story tried to blame it on Kate, and from what I remember, no one here did either.

      That’s just the top of my head but i’m sure others will let you know exactly how Kate and her white privilege allows for her to not take responsibility for other’s behaviour, not even her own.

    • Lotus says:

      Post about Megan’s friend Jessica…..so obviously Kate has to be invoked.

      • Lady D says:

        Neither duchess should be a part of this story, frankly.

      • Nic919 says:

        Talking about white privilege which is the crux of this story certainly involves a comparison to how Kate has had friends and relatives do racist things and she doesn’t get dragged into it the way Meghan has been by the media… even people here are blaming Meghan for being friends with Jessica. But yes, let’s protect the white princess some more.

      • Lotus says:

        @nic919 Kate 100% gets dragged on this website for her association to anyone who is racist. Are we rewriting history now? But I love how the focus is always on Kate and Megan their associations while their husbands get a pass continually.

      • MsIam says:

        The only one who invoked Kate’s name was one of her stans. Nobody gives a rip about Kate in regards to this.

    • katharine says:

      SO TRUE. This trash pile is not merely Meghan’s acquaintance; she is her “best friend.”

    • MsIam says:

      I am sure that Meghan is as shocked as anybody at Jessica’s behavior. It’s disappointing when friends let us down and show who they really are. But let’s not pretend that none of us have never been fooled by the behavior of people closest to us. That’s not real life. You can sleep in the bed next to someone every night and not know what’s going on with them.

  7. Darla says:

    Well, this is shocking. But on second thought, maybe not. White people have no problems with “well she’s not like the rest of them” when they really do have a black friend. I guess. Still, I’m kind of “wow” on this story. Wow.

  8. IntheKnow says:

    I was wondering if this would be covered here.
    White women (some, I am not labelling all) pull this crap ALL the time with black women who they feel are ‘coming into their territory’. They will literally threaten your job and livelihood and suddenly you’re be fired or let go because of ‘antics’ ‘aggressive behaviour’ THAT NEVER HAPPENED.

    Jessica was threatening this women because ‘she was being treated unfairly’. White fragility strikes again. I suspect if Meghan wasn’t ‘white passing’ someone like Jessica wouldn’t give her the time of day and she most certainly wouldn’t be CLINGING for dear life if Meghan didn’t marry Prince Harry.

    UGH. I need for 2020 to be over.

    • Darla says:

      The white passing thing crossed my mind, but i was afraid to say it. I don’t think Meghan is really white passing exactly, but she’s quite light skinned. I mean, this story begs a question for sure. And yeah, once she started even dating Harry, Jessica probably did cling on for dear life. This is a mess, but just looking at her face I can see she’s a mess. I had no idea this is what she looks like. I know the name, but little else, as I’m not Canadian, or a royal watcher.

      • IntheKnow says:

        @darla,
        I am black Canadian. I am well aware of the Mulroneys and Jessica’s family. She’s a horrible person and what I call ‘closet racist’. There are a lot of them out there running around in the wild who will not hesitate to use their whiteness as a weapon when you a person of colour doesn’t fall in line to their liking. Jessica feels herself superior to Sasha and expected Sasha to IMMEDIATELY fall in line, hence the threat of libel comment and speaking to Sasha’s sponsors.

        I put white passing in quotation because I don’t think Meghan looks 100% white passing. I’d say her son little Archie would be. My brotheris 100% white passing and is a police officer in Toronto and I can’t tell you about the sickening stories I am told about the racism he hears..then they say to him, ‘but you aren’t really black so why do you care’. UGH.

        Gawd, I am so exhausted from this sh*t.

      • sgal839 says:

        Agree 100%. Meghan is in no way “white-passing” to anyone with a decent racial IQ/know what the white-black miscegenous people can look like. But to someone like Jessica, I bet Meghan was white enough for her to befriend. In my experience, when white people only have black friends who are mixed, it’s a red flag.

    • Ali says:

      @INTHEKNOW

      “White passing” ?

      I dont know anyone who would be friends with someone based on their appearance alone.

      If Jessica Mulroney was as terrible as people are making her out to be why hasn’t she sold out Meghan?

      Jessica has the real information.

      • IntheKnow says:

        @ali, you aren’t worth responding to. Take a seat. Take several seats.

      • Goldie says:

        @Ali A person’s physical appearance absolutely influences the way people relate to them, including friendships. I don’t think anyone is suggesting that Jessica is friends with Meghan solely because of the way she looks. She probably genuinely likes her. The question is, “Would Jessica have even taken the time to really get to know her if she was say, a darker skinned African-American woman?” Obviously, there’s no way to know for sure. I tend to think that someone like Jessica might have acquaintances with darker skin, but they wouldn’t be invited into her inner circle.

      • Guest says:

        Lol, you must be white. How many high society people in the West do you think have black friends who look like Lupita? Meghan is light skinned enough to blend in with them which is why she was accepted into these circles in the first place. You really think the Misha Nonoo girl and her husband have any real, close black friends? Many people keep their friend circles exclusively white/white adjacent.

      • Ali says:

        @INTHEKNOW but you did respond though? Lol

      • Ali says:

        @GOLDIE you must not know the difference between friends and acquaintances.

        You can be acquaintances with a lot of people.

        If you are friends with someone that is completely different.

        No one would bring someone into their house and have their children around them based on a person’s appearance.

      • Goldie says:

        @Ali. You totally missed my point. I didn’t say that Jessica and Meghan were acquaintances. I know that they are close friends.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Ali – How do we know that Jessica has not sold Meghan out? Based on what I have heard about this Ms. Mulroney person in the last 12 hours, I would bet she has sold Meghan out in one way or another and Meghan may not even be aware of it.

  9. S808 says:

    I knew it was only a matter of time. I hope this is the beginning of Meghan distancing herself. That “I have a black friend” bullshit would have me seriously thinking twice about continuing the friendship. I don’t think this would be such a huge story if it wasn’t for Jessica’s connection to Meghan and for her to throw Meghan out there like a shield after all she’s been through…..yuck. That Sasha girl is apparently deleting comments defending Meghan and the megxits are having a ball in her comment section so there’s that. *shrug*

    • Goldie says:

      Everyone keeps saying that Sasha is deleting pro-Meghan comments. I wonder if that’s really true. On her instagram page I still see plenty of comments defending Meghan, and some of those comments were posted nearly 24 hours ago. They aren’t new. I just think there are so many comments that it’s hard for people to find the comments that they made.

      • Guest says:

        I know right. It’s sickening how the women on here are taking one thing “apparently” they’ve heard and blaming Sasha for it. There are tons of pro Meghan comments on there, there is also a ton of racist comments about Sasha. As if her IG comments make *her* the bully, the person in the wrong. No, she is the victim of Jessica Mulroneys blatant racist ways. Stop deflecting, Karen’s. Trying to turn this into blaming Sasha. One person here contacted her mother??! What for? To show support? Nah to ask her about the comment section. Sick.

      • Amy Too says:

        A lot of the comments on here seem to be victim blaming Sasha, intimating that she’s not the “perfect victim” because she brought up Meghan first by alluding to the fact that Jessica has a famous black friend, and so therefore, Sasha is just thirsty and attention seeking.

        Sasha’s video was the first thing to come out in public, but she was being harassed and threatened by Jessica for a week prior to that, so it’s not like Sasha “started everything” by just randomly making a video about how Jessica is friends with Meghan and should therefore be making BLM statements. Sasha posted a generic BLM call to action on her social media and then suffered racist insults and threats for a week, thinking she was going to lose her job and all her sponsorships because Jessica decided to think that the call to action was a personal attack against her and only her.

        I can see, if I’m Sasha, how I be frustrated and pissed off, and flabbergasted about the fact that Jessica Mulroney, popular for being the BFF and super supportive of Meghan Markle, was now suddenly being racist when she thought no one would find out. Jessica has certainly touted her relationship with Meghan and publicized it. She’s used it as a shield in the past. On this website, people wouldn’t hear anything bad about her because she was BFFs with Meghan. So yeah, if a racist is being racist to me while at the same time proclaiming “I have a black friend!” I’m going to call out how that’s ironic.

        And maybe we wish that Meghan wasn’t brought up at all, but that doesn’t make Sasha any less of a victim of racism and threats. And we don’t know if she’s deleting comments. And if Meghan isn’t responsible for what Jessica, her BFF, says and does, then why is Sasha responsible for the random jerks posting anti-Meghan stuff on her page? How many times have we had conversations on here about people trying to discredit victims of sexual assault and harassment by bringing up any little thing they’ve done that wasn’t perfect? How many times have we insisted that victims do NOT have to be perfect people to be victims? It seems like we made progress with sexual assault and harassment victims, but were still victim blaming the victims of racism.

      • Nic919 says:

        Excellent comment Amy Too. Sasha shouldn’t be castigated here. She did something brave by being public about the harassment she got from Jessica, knowing her social power was not as much as Jessica’s. And frankly it was after the video was released that Jessica doubled down on the crazy and made “liable” threats. Do we really think that CTV and Hudson Bay dropped Jessica because they thought Sasha was clout chasing ? No. They took her seriously. We should too. The mess that are the IG comments shouldn’t be an indicator of anything other than anti Meghan people going in to stir shit.

      • Becks1 says:

        The reason why “Sasha brought up
        Meghan first” is relevant is because many people are blaming JM for referring to M in her apology and saying she dragged M into it. But Sasha did that.

        That doesn’t make her less of a victim IMO, it just means that she is the reason M was brought up at all.

      • carmen says:

        Nic919 – the Bay dropped her too? Where did you see that?

        Edit: Just saw this – they did a write up on JM to bring the masses up to speed on who she is : https://globalnews.ca/news/7058659/who-is-jessica-mulroney-timeline/

  10. Alissa says:

    I love that one, this chick was dumb enough to put this all in writing, and two, she’s too dumb to spell libel right.

    • Lexilla says:

      I know! “Liable suit”?!? Why do money and power go to such dumb people?

    • S808 says:

      Oh my god, what an idiot.

    • Darla says:

      It seems a day doesn’t go by where I’m not dumbfounded by how stupid many of these people are. Dumb as rocks. Bird brains. It’s amazing really.

      • SomeChick says:

        I am so over stupid rich people! Eat the rich!

      • Lady D says:

        No kidding. It’s like these famous and/or rich don’t even have a basic elementary school education, never mind high school or higher learning. Mind boggling.

    • lemon8 says:

      I’ve followed her IG for a few months now. She seemed sort of vapid, but sweet / harmless. When people were asking if she was going to comment on BLM she seemed out of her depth and vaguely annoyed. I don’t think she’s very bright. :(

      • Babsorig says:

        But that’s the thing, why are people demanding private people comment on BLM? And that is what started all this fiasco. Sasha had no right to tell Jessica to comment just because she is Meghan’s friend!! People need to stop this. If a private person doesn’t want to say anything about BLM or any issue, they shouldn’t be bullied into it. Jessica is not a public figure, whether she said or didn’t say anything about BLM should have been made a issue.

      • Amy Too says:

        Babs, Sasha didn’t start all this by specifically saying she wanted to hear about BLM and racism from Jessica. Sasha posted a generic BLM call to action and Jessica decided for whatever narcissistic reason that Sasha was somehow directing the message as an attack directly and solely at her (Jessica). So Jessica started privately messaging Sasha to attack her, threaten her, say racist stuff to her, and let her know that she would be using all her considerable influence to make sure Sasha didn’t work again. Because Jessica was feeling like she was specifically being called out for not doing enough when the original call to action post didn’t mention her at all.

      • Nic919 says:

        Sasha made a generic comment about BLM. At no point was Jessica singled out. She took it upon herself to make the comment about her and started this whole mess because of her narcissism.

      • MsIam says:

        How do you all know how this started? Or who contacted who first? Something must have gone down for Jessica to jump to the conclusion that the post was about her. Otherwise Jessica’s reaction makes no sense. I think they had a conversation about this, Jessica told her she didn’t want to talk about BLM for whatever reason, whether she’s racist or not and then when Sasha posted her video, Jessica’s guilt got the best of her. Jessica should have ignored the video and kept it moving. Not she’s got egg on her face and she’s a Karen.

      • Jaded says:

        @Babsorig & MsIam: Just watch this, maybe then you’ll get the point. Sasha demanded nothing more than at this very serious point in time regarding race relations, everyone has to stand up for racial equality – in health, education, job opportunities, housing, you name it. It’s time. That Jessica took her white privilege personally to the next step and threatened..THREATENED Sasha’s livelihood is shameful.

        https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBRew5rHE5y/?utm_source=ig_embed

      • MsIam says:

        @Jaded, I listened to the video, it doesn’t change my thoughts. Sasha even said that she felt Jessica’s guilt is what drove her to act a fool like that. If Jessica didn’t want to post or comment or whatever about BLM that’s fine, it’s her right. But she should have shut up and not commented on Sasha’s other post. It sounds like that is what started this whole thing. I’d also like to see all of the messages between them. Since they are arguing in public, put it all out there. But this is why I’m not on much social media or even email, the internet never forgets. You say something stupid and regretful and it’s there forever. I’m not shedding any tears for Jessica, however she seems like she will land on her feet.

      • Kkat says:

        This is all on Jessica. Sasha had been posting in her IG stories all that week calling for people to step up. Jessica was NEVER. Literally NEVER mentioned. I follow Sasha so I saw all the stories.

        Jessica in her narcissism decided somehow it was about her and attacked.

  11. Becks1 says:

    I was trying to follow all this on twitter yesterday and honestly it got very messy very fast.

    To be clear, Sasha, the influencer, was the first one to bring up Meghan’s name, which prompted people to use her post as an opportunity to fling insults at Meghan and there was lots of “MEGHAN NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING” and its like…no, she doesn’t. (and she didn’t bring up her name specifically I’ll admit, but she says “Jessica’s best friend is the most famous black woman in the world….”) Yesterday she was deleting comments to her post that asked why she brought Meghan into it. And many responses to her posts are from huge anti-Meghan accounts who are LOVING this.

    Anyway, I’m not surprised Jessica Mulroney is a total Karen, I am surprised that she decided to show her total Karen-ness RIGHT NOW.

    • Sofia says:

      +1

      Neither of them should have brought Meghan into this and Meghan doesn’t need to say a damn thing publicly. This is between Sasha and Jessica and should be treated as such.

      • Lady D says:

        Not only does Meghan not need to say a damn thing, it must be driving reporters wild that they can’t question her about it. Their frustration at this situation does give me a grin:)

    • MrsBump says:

      People ( by that, i mean the British Press) would have immediately picked up on the Meghan link with or without any one of the two referencing her in this dispute.
      Jessica Mulroney constantly references her friendship to Meghan.

      • Becks1 says:

        The press would have, for sure. But the anti-Meghan comments running rampant through Sasha’s IG were pretty gross, and she wasn’t shutting them down.

      • Ali says:

        @MRSBUMP when does Jessica bring up Meghan? Is it more than Serena?

    • S808 says:

      I don’t get how she’s posting about BLM but letting those racist comments towards Meghan sit in her comment section. She should rightfully drag Jessica’s dumb self to the pits of hell though.

      • Guest says:

        Sasha was getting racist hate comments directed at her on her IG. It’s all over Twitter too. Calling her a witch, a liar, a clout chaser and everything else under the sun. If you’re actually about fighting racism you should be calling out nasty, racist members of the Sussex Squad as well. I really don’t care if she was trying to get a bit of shine out of this – as if Mulroney didn’t do the same on the back of her friendship with Meghan. Whatever white women victim mode whenever anyone else wants to play the same game to get ahead. Turn on those tears Sasha! They get away with doing that so often to invoke sympathy and play their victim hood card.

      • Babsorig says:

        @Guest, some of Sasha’s wounds are self inflicted sorry to say. To begin with, she had no business to question Jessica’s silence on the BLM issue, people stay silent or stay completely out of it for reasons best known to themselves. And as I said up thread, no one has any right to force any private citizen to speak up on any issue. Jessica is not a public figure and Sasha jumping her for “staying silent while she is friends to the most famous black woman in the world” was completely uncalled for. If she is being dragged, she really brought it upon herself. Nobody made her the police for celebrities that aren’t speaking up about BLM. Sasha dragging Meghan in any of her beefs was totally unfair to Meghan, Meghan has been bullied enough.
        Of course Jessica shot herself in both feet over this and that’s the end of her career if she ever had one so there is that too…..
        There’s always a price to pay for any shenanigans people pull. Jessica paid dearly, Sasha is paying her’s too. By the end of today, Sasha herself will have learned a lesson from this hopefully.

      • NVYwife says:

        @babs Sasha just put up a general call to action and was attacked by JM. She never questioned her silence. JM took that as a personal attack and went for the jugular. And I really saying that Sasha should have learned a lesson about standing up for herself and the BLM? Your comments on this thread have been disgusting. The person that needs to learn a lesson here is you

      • Guest says:

        She actually said speaking up for yourself when you are being racially attacked is “shenanigans” and she will learn her lesson. My God. Yes because a black woman standing up to a racist deserves the dragging. You can’t make this up. Idk what I’m reading. You all need to educate yourselves and take lessons on racism yourself.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @babs Jessica is not a public figure?? She literally has a television show and appears on GMA, etc. Also missing where Sasha called out Jessica directly–seems like Jessica took a general attack as a personal one.

      • Nic919 says:

        Sasha never specifically referenced Jessica about BLM at all. It was Jessica who bizarrely made a generic call out for ally ship into a personal attack against herself. This is not on Sasha. I am not impressed with the supposed squad fans who have twisted the facts on this story. Do non Canadians realize how much of a big deal it is for CTV and Hudson Bay to drop Jessica? They sure as hell did not do this if Sasha didn’t have receipts about what she stated happened and she at no point dragged Jessica over BLM.

      • MsIam says:

        All of you all claiming that Jessica attacked Sasha for no reason should go back and look at her video on Instagram. Sasha said they were arguing about why Jessica wouldn’t speak out for BLM. Jessica gave a bunch of excuses why she couldn’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t. Then Sasha posted her “generic” video and Jessica , driven by guilt or whatever, went off on Sasha. I’m guessing that something in the “generic” video mirrored what Sasha said to Jessica. There’s reasons folks. In any event, Jessica should have let it go and not spoken out like a middle school girl bully. Jessica seems like the type that won’t let stuff go and now she’s in trouble.

      • Kkat says:

        Sasha NEVER called out Jessica in her original stories or posts. She gave a general call out, naming NO ONE. Jessica then posted on one of Sasha’s posts with excuses.
        When this had nothing to do with jessica. She made it about herself for some bizarre reason.
        I follow Sasha So i watched it in real time.

      • Guest says:

        No MSIAM there is never a reason for this type of behaviour. There is no room for excuses either. You are part of the problem.

    • K.T says:

      I don’t understand how this influencer would use Mulroney‘s friendship with Meghan as part of her anger? I mean Meghan is a fairly hated and bullied black or mixed race celebrity/former-royal by conservatives everywhere?! Letting haters rant about Meghan doesn’t seem to help black lives matter or stop racism but who knows anymore *sigh*.

      • Margles says:

        I imagine she is shocked that a woman like JM, who claims to be “best friends” with a WOC who experienced terrible racist abuse, would turn around and abuse another WOC.

    • Katie says:

      I can’t figure out my phone today to respond here to the individual who said Jessica M is not a public figure. She 1000% is. She’s (was) on tV, married into a political family, Instagramer, etc. She’s a public figure- she makes her money through being in the public eye. She can still choose not to say something on her platform, but she should expect to get questioned for it.

  12. WilliamJoelene says:

    Take it easy everyone, it was just ‘a disagreement and it got out of hand’.
    No big deal…..

    The apologies lately are near as vomitous as the acts that triggered them

  13. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    How ugly. And to drag Meghan into it, and Karen her…like Meghan hasn’t had quite enough to deal with already – but perhaps JM’s ‘I have a black friend’ vileness will release her from a friendship that’s done her no favours (albeit that the vileness is incredibly hurtful)? I hate, hate, hate that Meghan is getting dragged and dragged into something that is absolutely nothing to do with her. And that this Sasha Exeter – sorry, have never heard of her before – seems to be condoning it: why?

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I just reread JM’s statement – “You think your voice matters. Well it only matters if you express it with kindness and without shaming people who are simply trying to learn”. Dear God. My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets. She’s never going to be able to come back from this. And rightly so: good. I just fear the absolute field day the already-racist tabloids are going to have with Meghan. She doesn’t deserve this.

      (Apologies, everyone, if I sound a bit ditzy and disconnected today – was awake all night with a migraine.)

  14. Who ARE these people? says:

    A certain strata of elite white Toronto society is about to tie itself up in a knot of denial and self-justification.

    Feeling for Meghan.

  15. lana86 says:

    just from a superficial view, gosh I always thought she looks fake and dead-eyed. Like a bloated doll with mean little eyes. And how is she a stylist, when her style is so lame??)))

  16. lemon8 says:

    I was hoping this would be covered. Such gross behavior by Mulroney. Meghan has to be so disappointed in her.

  17. Talie says:

    What an odd plot twist – I’m not even sure why Jessica would’ve gotten offended in the first place. For some people, staying silent is the best option.

    Of course the British media are using this to drag Meghan.

  18. BlueSky says:

    JM sounds like a piece of work. Hopefully this will encourage more people to speak out about her behavior.

  19. Rachel says:

    Canadian here! I only learned that Ben was married to Jessica MULRONEY when the engagement of Harry and Megs happened. I have never followed Jessica on ANY Social Media platform. But last night followed Sasha on Instagram. OH and her FIL was a real d@ck when he was PM in the 80s. And she may have lead a PUBLIC life in Toronto…but the rest of Canada had no idea who she was until Meg and Harry. :-)

    • Lady D says:

      Truly never heard of her until Meghan. Ben, only vaguely, more the Mulroney chin than anything else about him.

    • Alibeebee says:

      Well my family knows of jessica. She comes from A wealthy family in Montreal her family are the Brownsteins of browns shoes… jessica has grown up with a silver spoon, status, money , and heaps of privilege her ENTIRE life. I know this from my parents ( they knew her grandparents and other close family friends) ..

  20. Maevo says:

    Nooo Jessica what are you doing?! I knew she was thirsty but I thought she was doing a good job keeping her mouth shut and not exploiting Meghan. But of course she’s just another privileged white lady only too ready to go low when she feels threatened. Ugh. Good for Sasha.

  21. Molly says:

    Any twitter poster in Sasha’s comments with a sunflower emoji is part of the worst kind of anti-Meghan stan group. I support Sasha speaking up about Jessica Mulroney but taking support from racist anti-Meghan stans is a choice especially if she is deleting comments asking her why she pulled Meghan into this.

  22. Digital Unicorn says:

    I don’t know much about Jessica, other than she is Meghan’s friend but she should know better given what Meghan has been throught.

    Plus, just purely based on her photo’s she has a that CEO Kate vibe going on – panda eyes and sausage curls. But she is more stylish.

    • Guest says:

      Jessica Mulroney is stylish? Hahaha in what world is she deemed stylish? Crouched down on the pavement, smoking cigarettes, looking like a Jersey Shore reject is “stylish” to some, I guess.

      • Becks says:

        Guest, you are so accurate in your description haha!

      • FicklePickle says:

        Digital Unicorn didn’t say she was stylish, merely that she was more stylish than Katiekins Keensington. A very low bar, to be certain.

  23. Cerceau says:

    Does anyone else think JM is using tanning and injectables to try to look more like Meghan? That top picture…

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    And Im sure she thinks she’s cool because she has a “black friend”. Meanwhile the black friend she has is biracial (no shade to Meghan who I love) which is why she feels comfortable having her as a friend in the first place. A tale as old as time.

  25. Mirage says:

    Never understood how Meghan could be “best friend” with this fake looking woman. And now it turns out she is not pretty in the inside. I hope she finally distance herself from her!

  26. Sunyyz says:

    I actually got some 411 from my media friend here in Toronto. Jessica would not have been fired if it weren’t for the black CTV/Bell media staff who banded together and refused to accept anything other than her firing. This is what Lainey was alluding to in her comments. Marci Ien, Lainey’s co host on The Social, is actually Sasha’s aunt.

    Ben, Jessica’s husband, is CTV/Bell media royalty. Her getting fired is a big deal! Ben didnt even show up to etalk yesterday.

    Also about Meghan, Jessica was a really good friend to her when she moved to Toronto. She introduced her to many people and helped her feel at home in Toronto. I was told that Meghan is known as a complete darling and sweetheart. Sometimes you can have a really good friend who is also very problematic to others.

    One other thing, Jessica hired a crisis firm when all this started going down. These weren’t even her own words. Apparently by the end of it all, they realized that they couldn’t salvage Jessica’s career with the apologies so the strategy became trying to save Ben’s place.

    • carmen says:

      I saw Marci’s comment supporting Sasha – didn’t know they were related. But man, things are going to be tense for Ben at CTV. I was a bit surprised but delighted to see that Tracy Moore came out and publicly stood by Sasha as she has been tight with JM for years and has her on Cityline regularly.

    • Erinn says:

      Kudos to the staff for banding together. I already knew that Bell loves looking like they care about mental health while treating their staff pretty badly, so this isn’t suprising.

      This actually makes a lot of sense. I was thinking this was handled … oddly? But it makes sense knowing that at this point they’re just trying to salvage what they can, and Ben is obviously not part of the scandal so it only makes sense for them to focus on his career.

    • Nic919 says:

      I strongly suspected that this is what had happened because Marci Ien has been with CTV for years and is well respected. Jessica going after her niece and threatening to sue over bullshit would not have played well. And frankly when Lainey liked the video Sasha did I figured that the tide was turning to support Sasha. Tanya Kim, former Etalk cohost also vocally supported Sasha in the IG post and she worked with Ben herself for several years.

      Was the crisis management firm Navigator? I was wondering if they were involved by the time that statement was released after the CTV one.

      • Tay says:

        Isn’t Navigator the crisis firm that was called in to save Jian Ghomeshi. I guess if you’re calling Navigator, there’s not much of your reputation to save.

    • Livvers says:

      Interesting comment! And it reminds me of a thing I have gathered about the Mulroneys, although I don’t know if it is accurate, which is that their power/influence in Canada has never been because they have the best pedigree, the most money, or the highest taste/class level… It’s because they are SO well connected. Mulroneys spend their lives forging connections with all the most powerful or influential people. Brian in particular has acted as a middle man for companies and governments since he left politics, but I bet the whole family has the same mindset (hence his daughter’s quick rise in politics too). This benefits the Mulroneys, but it also benefits all the companies that choose to do business with them, who gain access to that backroom network. Obviously this network is probably 99% white.

      Because Jessica is so well-connected it makes sense how kind a friend she must have seemed to Meghan by giving her entree to all of Toronto like she did. It also makes Jessica’s threats to Sasha (and possibly other women based on what Nic919 says) particularly egregious, because she or her family DOES know all the people who can destroy a BIPOC woman’s livelihood.

      • Sunyyz says:

        This is exactly it. She’s so well connected and has been an excellent friend to Meghan. She never leaked anything about her to the press, she’s had her back since day one, before Meghan met Harry. That’s the thing though with some Karen’s, they can be devoted friends, good mothers and wives, charitable, stand against racism and injustice BUT they dont have any self awareness or realize how they themselves are implicitly bias. Jessica’s family owns Brown’s shoes so she’s been a mega rich girl her whole life. She’s used to getting her way and using her power. It’s more than just white privilege. It’s a class issue too which in itself is a white privilege issue.

      • Sunyyz says:

        Check out Tracy Moore’s (a black Canadian personality) Instagram comment about Jessica. She was a good friend and incredibly generous. This explains why Meghan was so close to Jessica. I think a lot of POC have to reconcile with this fact. Having an awesome friend who has this whole other white privilege side to them that comes out whenever their white fragility is hurt.

        https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTdEbMDV6i/?hl=en

    • Charfromdarock says:

      Marci Ien is incredibly well respected and well known in Canada across generations. She’s been on air since childhood, any other Canadians remember Circle Square?

      There is no way Jessica didn’t know that Marci was Sasha’s aunt.

      If Jessica went after Sasha like that, just imagine what she has done and said to others over the years who didn’t have family connections in the industry.

  27. Izzy says:

    Wow. Imagine being such a complete narcissist that you think someone’s comments in support of a global movement for racial equality and justice, are all about you.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Hit dogs holler. Clearly the words struck a cord for her because of her OWN past behavior.
      But yes you are a next level narcissist to think a black woman posting about Black Lives Matter is about YOU.

      • Nic919 says:

        That’s what so crazy about this. In no way was she being specifically called out and yet she thought she should make threats to a black woman who did not have the same social clout as she did and then start threatening this woman’s livelihood and “liable” lawsuits.

        Her own narcissism killed her career.

    • Mom2mom says:

      This was my thinking exactly! That is next level narcissism. JM deserves to lose her career over this. It’s not like she’s really going to suffer financially anyway.

      • Becks1 says:

        Honestly, she’s not going to lose her career. She’s going to go quiet for 6 months, I Do Redo will quietly be released on Netflix, and she’ll be slowly worked back into the public eye, maybe not on GMA etc but somehow.

        It’s how these things work, unfortunately. And she knows that.

      • Sofia says:

        @Becks: Yup.

        At the end of the day, Jessica is still rich, white and privileged. She’ll be fine even if she never “works” again for the rest of her life. Women like her often are.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Becks : I agree her career isn’t done but it’s going to be so awkward for the next few months in Toronto’s “better” neighborhoods when Jessica Mulroney comes around. LOL. I have followed the Mulroney “rise” in the last few decades and this couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person IMHO! :)

  28. taylor says:

    the audacity to invoke meghan’s friendship and racist experiences to attack a black woman is just… so white woman. epitome of karen. i’m repulsed. it’s definitely anti-black to place blame on meghan for her white friend’s actions, but i wonder if it’ll make her reevaluate some people in her life… she has quite a few questionable friends tbh

    • MsIam says:

      I’m sure a lot of Jessica’s non-white friends will re-evaluate their friendships with her. It’s an eye opener for sure.

  29. MellyMel says:

    They’re both wrong for bringing up Meghan in this! This is between Sasha & Jessica. Jessica definitely needs to check herself, but that’s not Meg’s responsibility.

  30. Beach Dreams says:

    Jessica went full Karen and Sasha was absolutely trying to use Meghan’s name to get some spotlight. She was interviewed about Meghan’s pregnancy (in the context of having a mixed raced child), and she was actively engaging with the anti-Meghan commenters in the early stages of this saga (I have no idea if that’s changed in the past 24 hours). I’m side eyeing both women for different reasons.

    And some of the comments here are predictably embarrassing. No, it is NOT on Meghan as a black woman to answer for what her white friend said and did, and no, this saga does NOT reflect on her as a person at all as she had nothing to do with it. I’m quite sure at least some of you are white women and you have some absolute NERVE. You people are pathetic for trying to involve Meghan in this, directly or indirectly. Maybe take a fcking seat and evaluate your OWN Jessica-like behavior and thoughts before commenting.

    • Sofia says:

      +1 to your final paragraph.

      Some people are using this situation to shit on Meghan and I’m seeing tones of it here as well. William and Kate are friends with how many racists/closet racist yet barely anyone says “Oh they should know better. Can’t believe they’re friends with them.” like people are doing with Meghan.

      And no, before any of you go “Well WIlliam and Kate aren’t as liberal as Meghan!” True but William has talked about racism several times. Therefore I think it’s fair to hold him to a similar standard. If you want to side-eye Meghan for a situation that does not involve her go ahead.

      But keep that energy for the Cambridges too.

    • Olenna says:

      +2. Too many opportunists, in and out of the small spotlight these 2 move in, have made this about Meghan for their own personal, twisted reasons. Neither one of these women is worth the extra thought and negative energy the haters are trying to wring from this dispute.

  31. HK9 says:

    OK now I understand. I follow Tracey Moore’s Instagram and she had a comment about Jessica that I didn’t understand. Wow-that’s really bad, especially since it seems that Jessica’s guilt/taking things personally precipitated all of this.

  32. Ruby_Woo says:

    Why would Mulroney think that the initial comment was directed at her? Do these two actually know each other? If not, then some serious paranoia!

    And to threaten to call up sponsors? Do these rich women have a time machine that gives them all the time in the world to get up to all this nonsense? They need to take up a hobby.

    I genuinely feel sorry for Meghan, who has absolutely nothing to do with this and will still get blamed somehow

  33. eb says:

    Did they know one another before all of this?

    • Margles says:

      Maybe the bit your are missing is JM’s pathological self-involvement?

    • Becks1 says:

      I actually think they did. I saw a comment on twitter (I know, the best source ever) that alluded to their past work together or something. There was a connection there.

      I honestly don’t know if Sasha meant to call out JM specifically. Maybe she did, maybe she didn’t. But even if she did, and her initial post/story calling people out for staying silent WAS directed at JM – that obviously doesn’t explain or forgive JM’s behavior after that. she had a lot of options that didn’t involve threats.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Canadian entertainment industry is really small and insular so anyone in that circle would be aware of Jessica. That said, there is nothing to suggest she meant to target Jessica specifically. That was only in Jessica’s mind.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Nic919 – Are Jessica & Sasha really that big of deals in Canada? It seems to me that these two medium size fish in a very small pond are getting an over abundance of SM attention.

        I feel like I have been transported back to high school.

      • Nic919 says:

        I did not know who Sasha was prior to this but then again I am not up to date on influencers. Jessica I vaguely knew and her profile was boosted in large part because she advertised herself as Meghan’s BFF. I knew Ben Mulroney for years because he had been doing canadian entertainment shows for over a decade now.

        By the time this happened, Jessica had a much higher profile In Canada than Sasha And she was starting to break out in the States, like GMA, which seems to be the Canadian Weathermark for making it.

    • bluhare says:

      Sasha said they were acquaintances.

  34. carmen says:

    I don’t normally tune in to The Social but it may be worth it today.

  35. Margles says:

    I’m so confused. JM assumed a BLM post was specifically calling her out? Is she deranged narcissist?

  36. OriginalLala says:

    Jessica Mulroney has always been entitled, snotty, and a mean girl – many Canadian celebitches in the know have said it several times and we get yelled at for it. Now she is showing her racist Karen ass for all to see.

  37. Lindy says:

    One thing I don’t understand: Meghan is clearly incredibly smart, articulate, thoughtful, and has the capacity for empathy. How on earth is she best friends with this Jessica person, who’s just as obviously dumb, poorly spoken (lots of performative word salad with no meaning, spelling is not her thing apparently), thoughtless, and utterly lacking empathy. She seems like the most superficial person.

    Why would Meghan even find her friendship worthwhile? What could they possibly talk about? Cute clothes only takes you so far.

    Just to be clear, I don’t blame Meghan for her friend’s racism, but I don’t see how Meghan could ever find such a petty nasty person worth real friendship. And I will be surprised if their friendship stays the same after this. If I were in Meghan’s position, I would feel betrayed.

    • ABritGuest says:

      I feel sorry for Meghan being dragged into this unnecessarily especially as trolls and press who have been racist towards Meghan are trying to use Jessica’s behaviour against her.

      Someone using you as their black friend get out of jail card is horrible. Meghan& Harry have faced staff, friends and family betrayal. Must be tough.

    • Becca R says:

      Ask yourself how many times you’ve seen White people who mention their “Black friend”, “Black spouse”, “my children/grandchildren are half-Black” as a shield against allegations of racism.

      Meghan’s own sister had mammy iconography in her kitchen and referred to Meghan’s mother as “the maid”. She likely didn’t think her own sister was racist until she heard those comments.

      Black people interact with and befriend White people everyday who manage to compartmentalize their unconscious bias and racism. That’s not for Black people to interrogate. It’s on white people to really look within themselves as to why, despite a Black person offering and showing friendship, would you STILL choose to be racist towards other Black people.

      With that said, the way this all popped off leads me to believe there was bad blood between Sasha and Jessica that predates what’s currently going on with the extrajudicial murders of Black people in the US.

      • Bren says:

        Well stated, all of it. I completely agree with your assessment @Becca R.

      • Olenna says:

        I, too, believe there is more background story to this dispute but neither one of these women is worth the investigation.

    • Archie's Cheeks says:

      Meh,

      I have kept some horrible friends in my life. It might have more to do with feelings of worthiness and fear of loneliness than anything else. Not speculating on reasons but I have been there and there is a lot of psychology at play.

  38. Lotus says:

    I feel really vindicated. I told y’all the Mulroneys were bad people but instead of hearing Canadians you automatically assumed we were trashing Megan, we werent, we were worried for Megan. Some reminders about the Mulroneys
    1) Brian mulroney stole millions from Canadians
    2) Ben used this money to attend an American university
    3) Brian participated in Trump fundraiser
    4) Jessica didnt have a job until her mid 30s and only got one bc of her connections
    5) Jessica monetized her friendship with Megan faster than anyone I have ever seen.

    • Guest says:

      Oh, so she is a lazy woman too? She didn’t get a job and coasted by all her life on her privilege. Where have I heard that before? Hmm.

    • Sara says:

      I feel awful that Meghan has to deal with all of this as well, but Jessica – maybe not her personally but her father in law (Brian Mulroney) literally attended a fundraiser at Mar-a-lago in 2017 where he “serenaded” Trump! singing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” This is after the election, after he has already been incredibly racist for a very long time and had been incredibly sexist publicly etc. I don’t know if Ben and Jessica attended the event, but certainly …hopefully there is space where they can confront their own privilege in a real way because you don’t get to pretend to be for racial justice, and then keep spending time in these circles without calling people out, even if it makes them uncomfortable or they loose something.

    • Tigerlily says:

      @Lotus. Hear hear! Another Canadian here who made similar comments about JM in the past. I worked for the Canadian government for 25 years before I retired and the Mulroney family are are thieving grifters. It didn’t surprise me in the least that Ben married money. I had no clue who JM was before Meghan and Harry’s wedding. I was appalled that Meghan was friends with a Mulroney but I was more appalled that she was friends with a thirsty, shallow and plastic person like JM. I was disappointed when I posted here before and got shot down for criticizing Meghan’s friend. I’m sad that it’s played out like this but not really surprised. Lastly they should leave Meghan out of it.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “5) Jessica monetized her friendship with Megan faster than anyone I have ever seen.”

      @Lotus – I have read this exact same thing many places in the last two years.

  39. GreenQueen says:

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in House Sussex right now…

    • Bren says:

      I don’t because it sucks when one is put in a position to reevaluate friendships. Now people are going to sit and wait in judgement to see if Meghan maintains a friendship with Jessica or not which, again, sucks.

      • L4frimaire says:

        This. It puts her in a difficult position. If she keeps the friendship it looks bad, if she drops the friendship, it looks bad. The best thing to do is for Mulroney to wear the sackcloth and ashes, go away for a while and hopefully learn something from this. Let her do the work, and issue the mea culpas, because it’s not Meghan’s job to fix this. Also, people are quick to forgive white peoples “ mistakes” so she’ll eventually be fine. There is a reason people in the public eye shouldn’t do anything without going through their publicists or communications team first. That is a lesson Mulroney should have learned. They think their social media is is best way to communicate, and it always isn’t. Sometimes friends, even close friends, do shitty things and are jerks and entitled, especially in “society”. I feel let down by this, and don’t really follow Mulroney, so can’t imagine how Meghan feels. It seems whenever the Sussexes get some peace or positive news, something pops up to throw cold water on it.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        What if the one of the Mulroneys is a god-parent of Archie’s?

      • Nic919 says:

        If the god parents need to be C of E then Ben is Catholic and Jessica is Jewish. So it’s unlikely to be them.

  40. Eenie Googles says:

    I used to work with one of the brands Mulroney worked with. She was all bubbles and rah rah and then her sister would come in as her assistant and make insane demands and argue with me when I’d refuse to meet them. Her sister was her bulldog so she could be the nice one.

    Not relevant but a fun detail.

  41. Agnes says:

    ‪This makes me sad for Meghan, who is genuinely kind, not just using the “kindness” card to wreck another woman’s life. Ugh. I always thought JM wore too much contour and dressed skanky but wow, ‬she is a Super Karen. I wonder if their friendship will survive? Because you know she’s on the phone whining to Meghan about it. Gross.

  42. MadamNoir says:

    This is all very. Haven’t had my share of dealing with white women who are alright with you as long as you don’t eclipse them, more successful than them, or smarter than them I can see how Jessica Mulroney can do something like that to Sasha. But again as a black woman, I’m not a hundred percent comfortable riding with Sasha on this one.

    I honestly think that what she went through with Jessica Mulroney was horrible but I’m also side-eyeing her for bringing up Meghan and her comment sections on her post are questionable to me.

    For example, one black woman commented “isn’t that Meghan Markel BFF, and she responded..”GURRRLLL YES! Again why bring Meghan into this and why continue to flame the fire on getting Meghan involved. She didn’t have to respond and if she did she should of set the record straight by saying this has nothing to do with Meghan.

    But she knows that bringing Meghan into will increase her visibility and that’s what I don’t like about how she’s handling this. She also said that she’s been very active on her page discussing black people issues and struggled when she was called out by a poster who told her why all of a sudden she’s speaking on black issues but when I looked through her page I saw nothing about the black struggle until recently.

    I’m not saying that what happened to who didn’t and that Jessica Mulroney isn’t trashed for what she did but It just seems like this girl is also taking full advantage of the publicity she’s getting from this because of the Meghan connection and that’s why it hard to one hundred percent stand behind her.

  43. Mel says:

    Embarrassingly performative.

  44. AGreatDane says:

    Ugh, this happened to me in boarding school. A girl I called a friend was bullying another classmate who was Asian, and the school actually had me leave class to be a “character witness” for the girl and say she wasn’t racist because she “allowed” me to stay at her vacation home with her family one holiday. My mother told me absolutely not, and that girl and I never spoke again. Jessica Mulroney was already threatened by this Sasha Exeter person (who seems like a real piece of work on her own anyway), so that’s why she reacted the way she did. They both need to leave Meghan out of this and get over themselves.

    • Guest says:

      Sasha threatened Mulroney? With what and how did she threaten her exactly? You are all showing your true colours here. Black women need to take note. A whole racist white woman has been exposed yet her fellow white ladies are Victim Blaming. Jessica could start her crocodile tears and you’ll all find a way for Jess to be the victim, completely dismissing what Sasha went through. You are all the same it seems.

      • L4frimaire says:

        It sounds like she means Jessica was threatened in a career sense, like jealous of her personally/ professionally or rising influencer status, not threatened in a physical or legal way. The thing with this situation, is that a lot of white people don’t think that prominent Black people have their own networks and connections, or people who have their back. This applies also to the surprise that Meghan and Harry were able to relocate to LA , or the fact that people rallied to support Sasha. People keep receipts. The worst part is that it seems these women move in the same circles, including through workplace connections. If nothing else, this was so unprofessional of Jessica and bad for her brand. Talk about setting your own house on fire when everyone in so many industries are being called out and losing jobs for their biased, racist behavior.

  45. Miumiiiu says:

    I was a little kid when Bens dad was the hated prime minister (my parents and their friends are liberal however I believe he did something bad and no one liked him in the end. Actually he may also have created our unpopular sales tax : gst. Seems normal to have tax but people were upset then.)
    Other than that Ben jessica and sascha aren’t well known. We mostly watch American and British tv. Most people don’t have cable now. Yeah there are quality Canadian shows like Kim’s convenience and schitts creek, but the evening entertainment show bens on is not something many people watch like in the states you may have shows a lot of people watch such as Matt lauers show, Ellen, Larry king in the past, the view. Our culture does not have equivalents in my opinion. Would never have heard of Ben if I hadn’t read Lainey’s website, would never have known or cared that he was married if harry hadn’t married Meghan. Never heard of sascha or really any other Canadian lifestyle blogger out of Quebec, I follow more Americans and Europeans. Just look at Jessica, that’s definitely not A-list celebrity plastic surgery.
    she started to be really ambitious trying to ride Meghan’s coattails. Maybe she was jealous that a black woman did a “better job” of marrying the descendant of a world leader than she did? Then she got racist? Maybe she is paranoid about her husband cheating (I’m looking at the horrible facial surgery) and paranoia seeped into other things? I mean she started a conflict with Sacha for no reason at all but paranoia. Any ways every time you guys mention JM here I do check her Instagram, she seems super desperate for attention, not a fan.
    I’ll check out sascha now!

  46. LunaSF says:

    This whole story is so messy! Meghan shouldn’t have been brought up IMO at all. Jessica sounds awful but my take away is that Sasha thought Jessica should be posting about
    BML on Instagram more? I know Instagram is a large platform and influential if you have enough followers but is social media really this important? If it’s your social media don’t you decide what to post and why would someone be upset about what someone else is or isn’t posting ? I have IG but hardly post anything (and I only have a few hundred followers). I certainly support BLM and try to by an ally to BIPOC and have been trying to find more BIPOC to follow but I don’t think the world needs another white woman sharing the same content for the millionth time, to me it seems a bit performative. I feel like so much of life is social media now and While it can be a good tool isn’t it better to do things in the real world to help end racism (donating money, protesting, raising good people, being a decent human).

    • Lady D says:

      She initially did not mention Jessica. Jessica for some reason took her post personally and attacked. When called out Jessica publicly apologized and at the same time, privately threatened a “liable” suit against Sasha.

  47. LaraW” says:

    Honestly- I feel heartbroken for Meghan. Whether or not she and Mulroney were very close or just good friends, to be faced with a betrayal like that, after everything Meghan’s already been through- dragged through every conceivable variation of racism there is; having the mere mention of her name become a commodity for internet clicks; being held accountable for the actions of people around her who she has no control over; having to prove herself before the public jury over and over and yet still not being enough; becoming an intensely polarizing symbol for other people’s biases and personal agendas; to find it so close to home, again- I honestly think I would cry. The circle of people she can trust and feel safe around seems to keep shrinking. Yes, she has meaningful relationships with those who work in the various charities she sponsors. But that is not the same as having a friend who knew you before all the shit happened and presumably supported her through some intense times.

    And then put in a position where if she doesn’t denounce this person, the general public will be enraged. But if she does denounce this friend, they may very well decide to sell her out to the highest bidder.

    Meghan has become a yardstick people use to measure how racist someone is. I hope she has other friends who truly know her and value her for who she is, not for what she can do, not for what she symbolizes.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Agree with this. Meghan is being put in a difficult position and being asked to speak on something she shouldn’t have to respond to. If she comes out against Jessica publicly, she’ll be accused of being a fair weather friend or opportunistic, and if she sticks with her, she’ll be accused of being tone deaf or insincere on BLM and racial justice. I just can’t believe Mulroney could be this stupid, and she brought this on herself. Part of me, which I know is not fair, feels like Exeter is basking too much in accolades she doesn’t necessarily deserve. I don’t think she should be dragged but not liking how she’s ok with it being used to attack Meghan. She was 100% right to call out Jessica, and defend herself, nor is she responsible for what’s happening to Mulroney career. I just think this is turning into another Meghan bashing incident that she has nothing to do with.

      • Guest says:

        That really isn’t her fault. I don’t know why people keep blaming her for the actions and words of the anti Meghan brigade. What do you expect her to do? There are thousandssss comments on her social media. You can’t expect her to police them all. She’s just gone through something major and everyone wants her to think of Meghan first, above her own feelings & emotions & sanity at the moment?

  48. Awkward symphony says:

    This goes to show that having a black friend doesnt mean you can never be racist! I hate how that Michelle Jones chick and other wannabe characters are imminently blaming Meghan or making her responsible for jess being a Karen!! How is the biracial woman responsible for someone else’s actions??? They better shut up and leave Meghan out of this

    I never liked Jessica and now I know why. She always seemed smug and unlike others was always talking about Meghan in shows or interviews which was clue to me that she’s using her connections to Meghan.
    I hate her for using Meghan in her fake apology. Now all the trolls & racist bullies are using it to attack Meghan😡

    • ME says:

      You speak the truth. I remember as a kid I had mostly White friends because it was a mostly White area we lived in. The minute there was any argument or “fight” among us, the first word out of their mouths would be a racial slur. It’s like they know the lowest thing they can say to hurt a poc and that’s exactly what they did. Those are not true friends.

      • Margles says:

        This boggles my mind because I didn’t even know what the racial slurs were as a kid. Were their parents secretly using the slurs at home? Like, I’m pretty sure I have the same cultural racism everyone in the US has, but who are these people who “accidentally on purpose” use slurs?

      • ME says:

        @ Margles

        I don’t know but I can tell you these kids knew the words they were using were racist and hurtful. I mean they knew using racial slurs would be the lowest thing they could say and there was nothing I could say back to them. I would just leave. It’s like “we can be friends as long as you do as I say. The minute I don’t like something you’ve said or done I will attack you for the color of your skin and culture”. That’s pretty much how it was. By the way I grew up in Canada, a country that doesn’t like to admit racism exists.

  49. SilentStar says:

    Regardless of whether Jessica has a known history of racist actions, her white privilege is what really stands out here:

    “I did not intend in any way to jeopardize her livelihood. We had a disagreement and it got out of hand.” — This shows how her white privilege prevented her from even considering how her unearned power as a white woman with influence affects women of color in her professional circle. Textbook white privilege right there.

    White people often learn how to “not act racist” because we learn what words and actions are politically correct. But meanwhile we have never examined our own influences and experiences to truly understand how not to be racist from our hearts.

    • Jay says:

      This is really well phrased, silentstar. Those of us brought up with the “I just don’t see race/I’m colourblind/I use the right words” kind of privilege have some relearning to do.

      The part I can’t get over is reading a truly general post about social media influencers using their power and deciding that it’s a criticism directed at you, specifically, and you must immediately attack. I can’t fathom a person who acts that way.

    • L4frimaire says:

      The privilege part is what jumped out. I don’t think she considers herself racist but she thinks she had the right to school this Black woman because of her privilege and connections ( including to MM). It’s was gross and tacky. Also, if she was afraid of speaking out because of her show or bullying, that is part of the problem right there.

  50. Ari says:

    I would bet good money that Jessica’s going to also eventually play the “I’m a minority too!” card, as if it negates her racism.

  51. Marjorie says:

    JM’s a “leader”? Of what?

  52. Flying Fish says:

    Jessica’s actions here is not surprising to me at all. In fact, I feel as though some people disliked Meghan because of her association with Jessica in the first place. It maybe time for Meghan to rethink her association with Jessica?!!!

  53. L4frimaire says:

    Both women could have gotten their fight on without dragging Meghan name into it? Meghan’s friends, regardless of their intentions, need to keep her name out if their mouth. Jessica should have spoken to her or someone before she even reacted. Why did Jessica even make it about her at all? Now she’s lost a show and a ton of goodwill. She didn’t have to say anything to this woman. She was being an asshole and using her privilege in the worse way possible. I don’t know this other blogger but apparently her IG page has a lot of new Megxit racist followers so not sure if that’s what she wanted, because they look for any platform to abuse Meghan on. Do these two women have some previous beefs or something’s because sounds like it. Why can’t people read the room, ugh.

    • Guest says:

      aww boohoo Jessica lost her shows and contracts. who cares. She has obviously done this before to other people so she felt completely comfortable doing it again but she tried the wrong black woman! I love Sasha’s courage, she used her voice in a way her daughter will be proud of. She spoke up when she was scared. These racist women don’t get to silence us and tell us ‘you think your voice matters’. Shameful disgusting behaviour.

      • IntheKnow says:

        @guest
        The “You think your voice matters” line cut me deeply. How could she say that to her especially in this environment??? How do you cut down someone like that? You basically told her ‘you are nothing and no one’

        ugh

  54. RoyalBlue says:

    Jessica brought her inner Karen to the surface there and she rightly deserves to get dragged. she actually made threats to an acquaintance in writing and did not realize it could go public? her privilege went to her head for a hot second.

    Neither of them should bring meghan in this.

  55. Rose says:

    Jess referenced Meghan often in the last couple of years in her IG. Meghan did not mention Jess much since leaving Canada. Felt like Jess was leaning on the relationship for promotion-not Meghan. Meghan strikes me as vey family oriented. I can see how when she was living in Canada for her job on Suits, that a friendship with a family would be comforting. She seems very close to their children, from her earlier remarks and photos (before Harry). Once Harry came along, there appeared to be a pre-existing connection between the Mulroneys and the BRF, simply because of the prior PM. Jess may call Meghan her ‘best friend’ but I doubt that Meghan would have used that term for Jess these last few years. She no doubt considered her a good friend at one time, but may now have revised that opinion. And, Meghan is not responsible for Jess!

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      She literally had her children in her wedding procession. I don’t think you do that unless you are good friends. But I agree that she is not responsible for her.

    • Amelie says:

      All 3 of Jessica’s children were in Meghan’s wedding. Jessica helped bring her kids up the stairs of the church and helped corral the children to walk behind Meghan. She was definitely a HUGE part of those kids’ lives. They probably saw her as a substitute aunt. She is/was very close to those kids.

  56. Jaded says:

    Jessica and Ben are very strategic in who they choose to socialize with, and as both are media/TV/lifestyle personalities, it made sense that they would cultivate friendships with similarly professional people like Meghan. Meghan certainly was a valued friend – she’s talented, smart and passionate about her causes. However when Harry came into the picture I’m sure Jessica was drooling over the royal-adjacent contacts she could develop via Meghan – “I’m rubbing elbows with British royalty dontcha know!!” I’m not saying that her friendship with Meghan was in any way fake or forced, but maybe it was driven by things other than simply liking someone for who they are…more like what they can do for me.

    In any event Jessica has shown her true colours – they’re ugly – and she can kiss that friendship goodbye.

  57. LillySum says:

    Supposedly Archie was left in Jessica’s care when Meghan and Harry went to the UK for their last official engagements. That would indicate that they are quite clise.

    • Jaded says:

      That was actually debunked, they had a nanny with them when they decamped for Vancouver Island who looked after him.

      • LillySum says:

        Harper’s Bazaar, People AND Omid Scobie all confirmed Archie was left with JM while Meghan and Harry were in UK.

        Which of course does not make MM responsible for JM ‘s actions, but clearly they are quite close.

  58. Vanessa says:

    Why is it Meghan responsibility or Meghan fault that her white friend choose to act a completely fool on social media and attack other woman . Jessica is a adult who choose to act like a completely Karen on social media her story is tale of times of white woman they like to used their privilege their white woman tears to be a victim Jessica clearly have bias towards woman of color but that’s not Meghan fault . Let me asked some of you on here especially the white woman who love to post on here and lecture how others on racism are you responsible for people in life who are racist should you be personally responsible for people in you’re life who are racist. As for the whole white passing nonsense that people continually to bring up to eraser Meghan blackness there’s are black woman and man who just as light skinned as Meghan who are not mixed black peoples come in all shades some of us don’t have to be mix with other races to come out looking like Meghan . Whenever someone brings up how Meghan can passes for white that’s tells me that they don’t know or go out their way to know black people because again we come in all shades . When I think of white passing I think of Mariah Carey Hasley or the rapper logic or the actor from prison break those to me are white passing biracial people not Meghan .

    • Tok says:

      On the subject of who is legitimately “passing – I grew up in a small town in Europe and have never seen a black person in real life until I moved to the states in my late teens. Looking at Meghan, I would have guessed she is European or what Americans like to call “Caucasian” (if you’ve been to the actual region you know that the locals, the Caucasians, look more like Armenians or Georgians than English/German “Whites”). I would’ve had absolutely no idea that one of her parents might be white and the other black. Americans think that the rest of the world knows everything there is to know about America since it’s the richest and the most powerful country in the world, including the knowledge of race. In reality, the true issue of race in America is something you learn about ONLY if you live here.

      • hunter says:

        As a white American who used to watch Suits, I never thought she was black and honestly never thought about her heritage – if someone had asked me I would have squinted at her and said maybe … (?) mixed something? But I would have never ever guessed half black, Meghan’s early nose job changed those features

      • Jaded says:

        @hunter – this is not about Meghan. She has nothing to do with JM’s atrocious behaviour, that is ALL on JM’s shameful decision to go after a POC for no better reason than white indignation and privilege. It was a stupid, vitriolic, knee-jerk reaction and pulling the “one of my closest friends if a POC” comment backfired. As such, raising the subject of Meghan’s skin colour is not the issue here, nor is her nose job. Several of my closest friends have had nose jobs, it’s a non-starter.

  59. Amelie says:

    I saw this story last night and omg what a mess. I had never heard of Sasha Exeter until yesterday but it seems that this fashion blogger/influencer posted a general call to action and Jessica Mulroney saw it and somehow thought she was being specifically called out?? Is there more to this story that we don’t know? Why would Jessica go after this black influencer so viciously??

    I’ve never really had any strong opinions about Jessica Mulroney has I had no idea who she was until Meghan started dating Harry. But I believe all the Canadians who have said she’s a piece of work and how shady the Mulroney family is in general. My heart sank when I saw this story because I knew that the Meghan haters would use this story as another way to criticize Meghan. It sucks that she is being used as a prop between Sasha and Jessica (they are both equally at fault for dragging Meghan’s name into their beef). I don’t blame Sasha for outing Jessica because what Jessica was doing was completely uncalled for and 100% racist. Jessica deserves to get that fallout and to get fired from all her sponsors/shows/business deals. But I wish Sasha had refrained from mentioning Meghan at all. As for Jessica, I would have been more surprised if she hadn’t mentioned Meghan.

    I can’t imagine what it must be like for Meghan. Her own family (father, half-siblings) have tried to ride her coattails and bring her down and she’s had to caught off contact from them. Now her closest friend who always seemed to have her back has made a total fool of herself and dragged her name into this fiasco. She can’t seem to catch a break. I hope she distances herself from Jessica, she doesn’t need someone like this in her life.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      If I were a Daily Mail Conspiracy poster, I would say Bill & Cathy with help from Richard Kay are behind this whole thing! LOL! Just joking! LOL!

      • Guest with Cat says:

        Hi BayTampaBay, now you made me amused!

        Yeah unfortunately though the tabloids will be having a field day with this. I’m not even going to look, though.

        Meghan should not even be in this mess. It must be terribly awkward between her and JM right about now. I do have friends whose positions on political and humanitarian matters I am really not familiar with. I’m not even really sure how they feel about my racial and ethnic combination. I assume they are fine with it, but a lot of these matters don’t ever come up, so I may be assuming too much. We have a lot of other things in common that keep us together. I suppose I could be setting myself up for another future shock and disappointment someday, as was the case with a friend i talk about in a different part of the discussion. If Meghan’s and Jessica’s shared world is built on common lifestyle bloggery tastes, I can see how they failed to have some crucial deep discussions that are now coming back to bite them.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Yeah reminds me that even though there were clearly issues with Markle snr, Meghan was very positive about him& how hard he worked etc. despite his pre wedding antics the court case docs suggests she forgave him for & sounds like he wasn’t ultimately cut off until he sold her letter. Feel for her if yet another person she has to cut off & she can’t win either way in this situation.

      Just saw that Jessica won’t be on GMA anymore either. At least a black woman’s voice was heard& it had consequences. In Britain very likely that nothing would happen. A lot of British mainstream personalities are openly racist etc with no censure.

  60. Maxie says:

    People like the Brownsteins and the Mulroneys can kill anyone’s career.

    I wonder how will they operate now that their victim can now fight back on social media with rock solid receipts.

  61. Nan says:

    Jessica Mulroney could work for Donald Trump. It’s so sh*tty to try to destroy people who aren’t in your camp – it’s an abuse of privilege and power. But it’s even meaner AND racist when you try to hurt a person of color who already is fighting a lot harder to survive in business. Really, she would fit in the White House perfectly.

  62. Elizabeth says:

    How stupid is Jessica?

    She picks a fight for no reason (except being racist, clearly), threatens the woman in writing with loss of business, gets exposed due to the courage of her intended “victim,” apologizes, and *then* makes a private “liable suit” threat, again in writing?! When she literally just apologized for her actions toward that very individual!

    Libel, by definition, has to be false. True statements aren’t libelous. Once Jessica publicly admitted and apologized for in writing for the way she treated Sasha Exeter (even admitting the threat to her livelihood / business), what does she have left to object to, or consider libelous?! Just making an empty threat because she can’t stop herself from trying to bully a Black woman?

    She really, really needs to step back, and stop harassing this woman! And go awayyyyy.

  63. JulieCarr says:

    The Mulroney’s remain trash.

    Nothing surprising here if you’re actually familiar with this woman and her husband.

  64. Sofia says:

    The comment section is just a complete and utter mess.

    • Ada says:

      Why? People feel bad for Meghan to be dragged into this.

      • Sofia says:

        Yet people want Meghan to speak out. Why should she? This is not her issue and this shouldn’t be made hers.

        What Jessica did is on her and everyone knows she’s in the wrong. Meghan doesn’t need to release any sort of statement because she’s not responsible for her friend’s shitty behaviour

      • Ada says:

        I agree. Hopefully Meghan’s actions will speak for themselves – like sever ties with Jessica. At least publicly It would be good if Meghan isn’t seen with her again.

    • Guest says:

      No, you’re the mess. A lot of women have outed themselves as non supporters of black women in this comment section. Keep it up!

  65. KatharineG says:

    I appreciate that Meghan will have had no idea of Jessica’s bias and ‘white privilege’ because it probably never had to surface as such in their friendship. But lots of commenters – Canadian commenters – are saying that it’s well known that Jessica is an awful person, the Mulroney’s are an awful family, so I’m sorry it’s still not great that this is her best friend. And we know she is her best friend because her children had prime positions in the wedding and Jessica was there front and centre on the steps of the church trying to have her Pippa moment. And literally just yesterday she invoked her ‘best friend’ and the racism she has experienced in her public apology so she obviously is very sure of her position. I can’t even imagine how Meghan is feeling at the moment – she’s being dragged into something that has nothing to do with her but she just said ‘the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing’ so it will be interesting to see if she feels forced to comment.

    • dsfskfsg says:

      @KatharineG

      She has to say something about this, imo. Meghan allegedly wants to get more involved in the BLM movement and a lot of her previous charity work revolved around wanting women to uplift other women. How can she be a supporter of these causes if she stays quiet when her best friend literally tries to bully a single black mother into submission? She’s got to make it clear where she stands for the good of her future charity work.

      • Sofia says:

        William has talked about tackling racism yet he and his wife are friends with racists.

        Do you think William should say something for “future of his charity work”?

      • David says:

        I would hope Meghan knows she shouldn’t say a thing because even though she was invoked, this is about Jessica’s problem. Keep it about Jessica’s issue with the victim, Sasha. Good for Sasha. She knew this would be a problem, but she stuck with it and that should be commended.

      • Olenna says:

        “She’s got to make it clear where she stands for the good of her future charity work”. No, she doesn’t and what a freakin’ stretch to think this. Exeter is not a well-known public figure and has no standing in the BLM movement or celebrity philanthropy world. This dispute between 2 grown-ass women who knew each other (Meghan is not associated with Exeter) is not her business, and it’s certainly not yours whether she speaks or not. As a private citizen living in the USA, the Duchess can speak on whatever topic she, not you, deems necessary.

      • Guest says:

        OH go away with your victim blaming, white lady. Why does it matter if they knew each other? The cop who murdered George Floyd also knew him. And? Your point is? The royal family is racist, the British media is racist, they’re bullies, isn’t this what you say and think? I would never disagree with that. but you’re a a privileged white woman who wants to bring “other” reasons into this case of very obvious systematic racism. Why aren’t you calling out the bullying of Sasha? I wonder why…….

  66. David says:

    Too bad Messica’s livelihood will never be a problem. So she loses a tv show? She’ll be fine. I’m sure Ivanka already called her. I’d like to say maybe she will learn, but just look at her social circle.
    Good on Sasha. Stand up for yourself and I am listening.

  67. IntheKnow says:

    I am also getting the distinct impression that Jessica used her ‘power’ and ‘influence’ to land most if not all the gigs and work she got. I personally believe she is the type who would ‘threatened’ and do the ‘don’t you know who I am’ to get these gigs. My point is, look at how very very quickly every single one of these companies dropped her. I am not saying that these companies aren’t supporting BLM, but I am also inclined to believe they took the opportunity to drop this awful talentless woman.

  68. marni112 says:

    As another person from Toronto, I have over time been less than impressed with JM .I cruised through her Instagram page and was quite frankly disturbed how often her children appeared in pictures /videos .How is that a good idea in this day and age when where she lives is easily determined .I also questioned the ENDLESS self-promotion.I also could not understand how she was a stylist to anyone but to each their own .I had my own little encounter with her and her husband at a restaurant at the end of their street .I came in there one nite with my husband and saw this man by the bar .Initially , I thought he was the maitre de because he facing us and gave us this big smile .But actually it was Ben M (and then I noticed JM sitting at the bar).The vibe i got was “don’t you know who I am ” .I felt like he wanted us to acknowledge who he was .My husband and I had dinner and they sat at the bar for the night. I realized they were sitting there specifically to be seen .

    Anyhow , one of the most remarkable parts about this story from my vantage point is how JM trotted her friend ,as one poster already said as a shield .That is not what friends do and certainly friends who are by virtue of the special relationship,are suppose to be discreet.

    • hunter says:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this story so thank you. I ran into Michael Lohan at a club in the Hamptons once and he DEFINITELY was just dying to be recognized, it wafted off him – so yeah that’s a thing.

  69. LRob says:

    I’m committed to BLM & to the causes the protesters are addressing. But this Sasha-Jessica story seems wack to me, like a an ugly family fight where one member took offence that wasn’t meant & lashed out at the other, who then took the fight public, which she had the right to do, but that created a cause celebre, which I’m not sure it should be. It feels oh so personal just as much as the issues it raises are important.
    A few thoughts:
    1) If a prominent political family has made enemies, which I imagine they all do, there will always be plenty of people lying in wait to attack when one of them falls. If you didn’t like JM before I’m sure you’ll like her less now, maybe even enjoy this fall from grace. If you did admire her, you may now feel disillusioned, so if you need to reevaluate I hope you’ll be fair. l like JM’s professional & charity work, so I look for her to be accountable & hope afterward she’s able to resume her career & charity work with new awareness.
    2) If I had a close friend who supported me publicly & privately for years, I would not throw her under a bus. I would expect her to own her failures & confront her about them but i would allow her to grow from it & hope the friendship survived. I certainly wouldn’t pile on.

    • David says:

      Dropping the friendship sounds pretty insensitive. I really hope these people can be supportive of one another in such times as these.

    • Mary says:

      @LRob, ☑️

    • joanne says:

      That is tone deaf. Jessica Mulroney publicly apologized while privately threatening Sacha with a law suit for libel. She contacted business’s that would provide income for Sacha. This is low down Karen behaviour. You are totally ignoring the loathsome behaviour of Jessica Mulroney.

      • Mary says:

        Compare this with the sentiments of the nice (better person than me) Central Park birdwatcher who was saddened to see the “low down Karen” lose her job.

      • Guest says:

        What are you talking about? Jessica Mulroney, the actual racist Karen, hasn’t lost her jobs or anything financially. These jobs weren’t her livelihood, she is already extremely privileged and wealthy. All of this was just to keep her busy, as a rich housewife usually does. But she did threaten to take away Sasha’s whole career & livelihood, because it’s her only source of income. Don’t fix your mouth to talk about racism again. You are siding with your fellow Karen white lady over a Black Woman.

  70. Calibration says:

    There appear to be plenty of people on this thread who are enjoying flinging meghan into it and or making her responsible.’ I used to like Meghan but…’ people. That she needs to be better, more perfect, have perfect friends in order to meet people’s expectations /approval and it’s nauseating.

    Both women used her for their own selfish reasons.

    • Linda says:

      @Calibration
      Its very telling how you have managed to turn Sasha who is the actual victim here into a villain.

  71. HeyJude says:

    I never trusted Jessica- for a ridiculous personal reason. Her over-the-top plastic surgery face. Whenever somebody goes that far with the augmentation that they’ve distorted themselves from human to plastic-y it’s a tell they’re vain, superficial, and trying to hide what’s underneath that’s ugly and won’t change (their personalities).

    It’s a rule. Name one person who’s drastically modified themselves to such an extent and is a decent person? I’ve yet to find one.

    They’re usually all horrible- the Kardashians, the Housewives, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Caitlyn Jenner, Vladimir Putin, Sly Stallone, Seigfreid & Roy, etc. etc.

    It’s my “plastic face=I’m a disgrace” theory.

    • hunter says:

      I see your point but differently. I tend to regard excessive facial surgery as a weeping sore of visible insecurity.

      When I see Jessica’s face I see a girl who always felt she wasn’t quite pretty enough (or at all).

    • Redgrl says:

      Meg Ryan? Melanie Griffith? Or have I missed something and they’re horrible too?

  72. Bibi Johnson says:

    For all who’re saying Meghan should’ve known: your internalised misogyny is showing.

    It’s the same crap women are dealt with when their husbands misbehave or when a parent misbehaves. Why does she need to pay for everyone else’s sins? Who are you people that it’s so damn convenient to constantly flay and vilify someone who was just living her life. Had Meghan behaved abhorrently then, by all means, let’s call her out, but this, this veiled misogyny and dog-whistling really show we still have a long way to go.

    Women, particularly Black women are constantly held to a double standard and this needs to fu*king stop.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Thank you Bibi. I’ve never seen the press say that Prince Philip’s racist ‘gaffes’ reflect on the Queen& her role as Commonwealth head. So why is Meghan held to a higher standard?

      Reminds me of how Obama had to disavow Reverend Wright for his controversial sermons in order to be president but I don’t remember Trump having to apologise for racist/inflammatory things HE actually said and did in order to be president. Funny how that works.

      • MiaOw says:

        Racists voted Trump into power. Not sure why that’s so difficult for people to understand. He took power because of his racist/inflammatory things.

  73. blunt talker says:

    These two women need to get together privately and discuss their issues without the press. I have been friends with people and later found they were not as they appear. Jessica showed Meghan one side of herself most of the time. When you think this person is good overall and has been kind to you specifically sometimes you don’t see some of their true faults. There’s nothing Meghan can or should do about this-these two women need to work this out on their own. Harry had to cut his circle friends for some of the same reasons-they just wasn’t publicly stated out loud.

  74. Mina_Esq says:

    Both Jessica and Ben aren’t entitled a$$holes. Ben used to be so proud to tell a story of how he used to fling 7 cents at people that complained to him about his dad’s government having introduced the federal value added tax (that used to be 7%, hence the 7 cents). I’ve frankly always been surprised that Meghan is such close friends with her, unless Jessica is low key nice and just hiding it really well.

    • Guest says:

      WOW, that is disgraceful & disgusting. Why are people like this allowed to be in power? Then the white women get offended when a WOC has the courage to speak out about her experiences.

  75. Icarus says:

    Is there anything that won’t be blamed on Meghan? It seems highly unlikely that Jessica would have shown this side of her personality to Meghan or perhaps she did and Meghan tried to educate her, the point being, JM id an adult who should solely be held responsible for her despicable actions.

  76. Granger says:

    What bugs me most about all of this is that Jessica Mulroney will come out of it just fine. She travels in circles of wealthy white people who think exactly the same way she does. She will continue to serve on the boards of charitable organizations and help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for different causes, and in a couple of years everyone will have forgotten this “minor misstep” of hers.

    • Rose says:

      I think that you are correct, Granger. She has a high personal net worth, as does her husband. That is not dependent on the jobs from which she was dismissed. She and her sister own distributor rights to Cosabella and La Perla lingerie in Canada. She has private clients for her stylist services. What happened is no doubt personally embarrassing for her, but will not deeply affect her financially. Hopefully she will change in awareness, but who knows.

  77. lili says:

    Are these people stupid?
    Apologise and then sent a DM “lawsuit”. Like.. really?
    I thought she was a bit of bimbo but this is embarrassingly stupid.
    Also using Meghan as a shield, thank you for such a friend. Meghan really can’t catch a break. Even her friends use her name. It gave her also nothing.

  78. Jaded says:

    We’ve all had friends who have, at one time or another, done something incredibly short-sighted, stupid and vicious. When that’s happened to me, I have deliberately distanced myself from that person until they came to me asking what the problem was. I then said that the magnitude of what they did had me wondering if the friendship was worth it. Could I trust him/her? Would he/she turn on me at some point? I think this is exactly what Meghan will do. Not shutter the friendship permanently but take a step back and let the offender think long and hard about what matters most to them. If it’s revenge, spite, selfish grand-standing, lies, then maybe it’s time to end things cordially. People like that will inevitably try to bring you down to their level, to insist that their motives were correct and that everything is the other person’s fault. Falling on her sword is the only thing JM can do to redeem herself.

  79. Andrea says:

    If I’m to be completely honest, I actually thought she was non-white. It was only after I looked at older photos of her I can see she presents as white. She has done so much surgery to her face and tanned herself to oblivion she’s nearly unrecognizable. She is clearly very mentally unwell. In addition to be a racist obviously.

  80. Meg says:

    I’m wondering if the change in heirarchy in their relationship has affected things, Meg was on a cable TV showabd Jess was married to the son of a prime minister who’s on TV in Canada-then Meghan meets and marries prince Harry and the change between the start of their relationship to now may make Jessica feel insecure? I know I’ve been around women who seemed unhappy when good things happened to me, some of the very same things that happened to them like they thought only they should experience those things?

  81. Kmb says:

    Fall out to date;
    1) Hudson’s Bay -dropped as major brand ambassador (oldest and only major CND retailer since 1881, so kinda a big deal up here)
    2) loses her Core clothing line with Hudson’s Bay
    3) Kleinfeld Canada -dropped as bridal stylist (affiliated with Hudson’s Bay)
    4) CTV-cuts her reality show I Do Redo (and Netflix deal for world wide distribution)
    5) Cityline-dropped as style consultant (City TV/Tracy Moore hosts)
    6) GMA has some half a$$ statement saying since Jessica is stepping away from professional duties, she will no longer appear as contributing stylist
    7) Sunwing Vacations-dropped as ambassador and contributing writer
    8) Goodfood (make your own meals delivery) -dropped
    9) Metro (CND grocery chain)- dropped
    10) Bumble dating app-dropped
    11) She steps down off the board of the Shoebox Project, which she founded with Mulroney sisters (sad as this is a great cause she helped launch and this is the only role I felt she was truly passionate and authentic in)
    12) Fancy Face cosmetics (her make up artist & very small make up company in Toronto) disassociates with her.

    YET…
    ADIDAS CANADA (she’s a brand ambassador) has no comment/reaction to date. SMH

    Oh…but her @jessicamulroneyweddings IG is still up in case anyone needs a wedding planner.

    • Rose says:

      But Kmb, I don’t think that #11 is correct. She now claims to have founded the Shoebox Project. But I remember years ago that she talked about her own mother founding it. That went on for some time, then at some point she began saying that SHE founded it, then the story was she and the Mulroney sisters did it. It’s pretty bad when someone steals the thunder from their own mother in order to make themselves look more important. I really don’t consider the mission and vision of the Shoebox Project to be compelling. Wealthy women filling shoeboxes with cosmetics to be handed out at homeless shelters. There is a small group of wealthy women here in my county who do a similar thing. They stuff the boxes with those free ‘gift with purchase’ that cosmetic companies sometimes give out. This may be a feel-good project for those doing it, but frankly, will have a very limited impact on the recipients.

  82. Tess says:

    I wish the headline photo was of Sasha not Jessica. Why isn’t it? The story would not exist without her, she’s not a bit player and she’s the intelligent one here so seriously why not? We need more images of POC front and centre.

  83. Maria says:

    Can’t stand Jessica personally, but it will be up to Meghan to decide whether the friendship is worth keeping.

  84. Kmb says:

    @Rose -I didn’t know that history of the Shoebox Project and agree it’s sad if she took the credit of her Mom. In Canada, advertising is with all the Mulroney sisters (incl JM). I do contribute and have a friend who is on the local committee. They have very strict guidelines for their box; can’t exceed $50, something warm (gloves, hat or scarf), something helpful (bus tickets, coffee gift card), something useful (shampoo, hand lotion, toothbrush, lip balm) and something special (notebook, nail polish, chocolate) and you’re asked to write a note of encouragement (this I take very personal and serious). Absolutely no samples or used/opened items are allowed. The committee does review the boxes to make sure there is nothing with alcohol etc, and that they are all somewhat even and include a note for everyone, so if several women in one shelter were to receive a box, they would be very similar.

    • Rose says:

      Hi Kmb, the Dec 2011 issue of the National Post has an article about the Shoebox Project and says, “Ms. Mulroney’s mother Veronica Brownstein started the charity, the Shoebox Project, in Montreal.” There are other references in other sources.

    • Rose says:

      Kmb, I was asked to join the group in my area that provides a similar service to the Shoebox Project (though here it is delivered in gift bags). I opted instead to organize childcare groups for women in shelters, to recruit licensed therapists to lead support groups for women experiencing homelessness, and to advocate on the state level for legislators to fund programs for women in shelters. Please think of how you can make the greatest impact for this very vulnerable population. You can do far more than the shoeboxes.

  85. noway says:

    There are degrees in all of these white privilege racist acts, and this one to me for several reasons is extra. First, comparing it to Central Park dog lady with Mr. Christian Cooper, she had no real power over Mr. Cooper. Yes she called the police, and there could have been a bad police encounter, but there wasn’t. Neither one of them knew each others name until social media let it all out. It was still obviously bad, but fortunately it didn’t end up violently bad. Even Mr. Cooper said he wished more people focused on it as a big picture society event on the way people of color are treated and not so much vitriol on the individual perpetrator.

    This situation, although probably less of a chance of severe violence, was a pretty strong try at ruining someone’s livelihood. If the victim didn’t have the receipts and the ability to use them and find an audience it probably would have hurt her career. Plus she used her friend who has had a bucket full of racist tabloid abuse to try and get her out of the predicament. I find that especially awful.

    On a totally superficial note, what is with the jacking Kardashian of her face. Unless you plan on keeping that up it will look awful older, and I just can’t stand the look.

  86. Kmb says:

    @Rose I volunteer year round at a Women’s Shelter already, as I feel I need to pay it forward. However, you do make some good suggestions of alternate ways to make a difference. Thank you.