Jessica Mulroney fired from GMA & Cityline, and sponsors are dropping her too

Jessica Mulroney arrives to GMA to help them plan a wedding for one of the viewers

Not to be too much of a bitchy Cassandra, but when did Jessica Mulroney begin beeping on your Warning: Things Are Not Alright radar? I think for me it was when Jessica and the Duchess of Sussex both allowed people to think that Jessica was styling Meghan from afar, and Jessica parlayed that (questionable) connection into even more “stylist/fashion industry” work, media attention and a reality show. One argument is that Meghan was helping out a loyal friend, but another argument is that Jessica was crazy-opportunistic with her “royal connection.” Anyway, Jessica has been exposed – as we discussed on Friday, Jessica came out of nowhere and attacked Sasha Exeter, a black Canadian lifestyle-influencer, because Exeter posted some Black Lives Matter calls-to-action. Exeter did not call out Jessica in those BLM posts, but Jessica still threw a tantrum and tried to ruin Exeter’s career and livelihood and threatened to sue Exeter and more – go here for the recap.

So, what’s new? Well, as we already discussed, Jessica’s CTV reality show was pulled from the air – the I Do Redo bridal show will no longer air on CTV or anywhere else. Now TV shows and companies are ending their relationships with Jessica:

Although Mulroney has apologized via social media posts, the Canadian Television Network said in a statement Thursday that they were removing I Do, Redo from its platforms. Good Morning America and Cityline have confirmed that Mulroney will no longer appear as a guest expert on their shows, and brands Hudson Bay and Kleinfeld Bridal have ended their relationships with the stylist as a result of her conduct.

[From Buzzfeed]

Good Morning America’s tweet about this was interesting:

GMA makes it sound like they allowed Jessica to jump before she got pushed out. Which is part of white privilege too – Jessica Mulroney clearly f–ked up BADLY and as such, she deserves to be sh-tcanned from all of her jobs. But she’s still allowed the dignity of “stepping away” rather than being fired outright. I keep thinking about how differently this would have gone if Sasha Exeter didn’t have all of the receipts on Jessica’s threats and behavior. I imagine if Sasha didn’t have all of it on lock, there would have been a very real “poor Jessica, she doesn’t deserve this” movement.

Jessica Mulroney wears a denim and purple blazer top while heading to lunch

Jessica Mulroney greets her fans while leaving GMA in New York

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  1. hindulovegod says:

    I’m sure I’m not the first to ask, but how is she a stylist? Her personal style is awful. Has anyone seen her show? Was it at least funny?

    • Miss Margo says:

      She’s the heiress to the Browns Shoes fortune. She was a socialite, then married Ben Mulroney who’s dad was PM of Canada. With those credentials, you can be a “stylist” no matter how much you lack talent because of who you know. Nepotism at its finest.

      Im so happy she was caught being a garbage person. Good riddance.

      • Mtec says:

        She worked at Kleinfeld in Toronto also, as a marketing consultant 🤷🏽‍♀️ There’s a video of her and Meghan in the store, part of a segment for “Suits” when Meghan’s character on the show was to be married. —Her style is not great, but I feel like she’s probably had experiences with fashion brands in that sort of aspect and that’s how she’s been able to make connections enough to “consult” on other people’s style and get them clothes. That’s just my theory. To be a top stylist, especially for “elites,“ it seems you kinda do have to be well connected. The talent for that is subjective because people like different things.

      • Maxie says:

        I don’t think she’s from the main branch as it was founded by her great-uncle. She’s more like a Princess Margaret’s child than a William. Well-off and taken care of but far away from the crown jewels.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      That’s exactly what I came away with after looking at the pics just on CB. OMG! I am not a qualified critic when it comes to personal style, but hers is definitely OFF!
      As Miss Margo said, she was exposed. Sadly, with her white privilege, she doesn’t need to work. At least she won’t be shoving her opinions about style (and/or race, passively-aggressively) off on the public!

    • Meg says:

      Lol i totally agree

    • Elisa says:

      OMG, Kaiser did a great job of choosing these pics – the outfits are atrocious and peak-tacky! And she looks so self-assured, hahahaha.

    • Chica1971 says:

      Good grief. She looks like Kim from RHOA sister. That’s some bad 80s cheap fashion.

    • minx says:

      Was going to say…she has terrible taste.

  2. Jillian says:

    She’s a stylist? That people pay money to? Wow, alright

    • Becks1 says:

      Okay I followed her on IG lol and her personal style is pretty bad (like she just wears high end clothes and doesn’t think about how they look) but outfits she picked for people or outfits she put together on IG were actually better. Not necessarily anything special, but not totally hideous like these. It’s almost like these are costumes.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I think her clothes are a bit tacky and lacking elegance. She has a few hits, but mostly misses. She seems to mostly want to showcase her body, which, no shade, she works hard to maintain.

  3. Sarah says:

    How is she paid/encouraged to style ANYONE??

    On a more serious note, your comments about white privilege are spot on, she clearly got away with a lot for a long time and she’s still benefitting now. It’s horrific.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      I recently got cable, and discovered who Jessica is. I can tolerate her husband Ben, but cannot believe how appalling Jessica’s plastic, egomaniacal demeanour translates into the screen.

      Initially I thought it was an isolated incident, and Jess was not a mean girl. Then I discovered she was Meagan’s stylist?! Does this explain Meg’s ill-fitting wardrobe & wedding dress? Meg is stunningly gorgeous, but that wedding dress was uninspiring & poorly tailored. Such a shame.

      Jess has been insulting to Ben onscreen as well & he would look hurt. Horrible, nasty woman. Thank you Sasha for revealing who classless, cruel Jess really is. I wish Sasha well.

      • kellebelle says:

        Meghan’s dress was not poorly tailored at all. Had it been any tighter she would not have been able to move. It fit it her exactly as it was supposed to. And Jess is not and has never been Meghan’s stylist. Meghan is her own stylist.

  4. “When people show you who they are….”.

    Apparently, Jess was feeling her cheerios and starting believing she was untouchable. No backpedaling from this one.

    Only thing is, it will reflect on Megahan. If she drops her, you KNOW the haters will be: “Oh, she drops EVERYONE who is of no use to her anymore“. And if she stands by her friend….well, I can just imagine the racist comments aimed at Meg for that!

    (And it bears asking, this woman dresses HORRIBLY! HOW did she get ANY work styling/in fashion? Was it her parents shoe company money that bought her in, and her husband’s family name/connections to keep her there??)

  5. Royalwatcher says:

    Not that this is the point, but anyone who wears that last getup – a sweater over a button down shirt (and nothing else!!) with thigh-high clunky heeled boots and some sort of string/ribbon whatever around their neck should have all stylist privileges revoked anyway. WTF?!

    Seriously though, oh well!! You reap what you sow, Jessica! Byyyyyeeeee. Hopefully with Meghan no longer living in Canada, she can back away from that friendship a little. People change, lives change and it fine for friendships to come and go as well IMO, especially when something like this happens!

  6. Caitlin says:

    Things are going to be tense at work for Ben. He’s usually pretty active on Twitter but appears to be taking a break.

    In the past whenever anyone in the fam was criticized – usually dad or Jess- he would immediately jump on & defend & deflect. He even found a way to defend Brian’s bags of cash from Karl hHeinz Schreiber ffs!

  7. Sofia says:

    She’ll be fine. She’s still rich, white and connected so in a few months time, she’ll probably be allowed to do some behind the scenes stuff like sitting on the board of her family’s shoe company or something.

    It sucks but that’s how it is unfortunately. Like I said she’ll be fine. Women like her are almost always fine.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup, I said something similar the other day. She’s going to be fine. That says a lot about our society in terms of privilege, nepotism, racism, classism, etc but its true.

  8. Sarah says:

    Good. There must be consequences for this shit, even when it doesn’t rise to level of legal action. Hit Karen where it hurts – social standing and her bank account.

  9. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I’m playing a tiny violin.
    And her dress sense absolutely sucks.

  10. Ali says:

    “Jessica Mulroney clearly f–ked up BADLY and as such, she deserves to be sh-tcanned from all of her jobs.”

    I really disagree and would add she stepped down from her charity.

    What Jessica did was wrong and bizarre but she doesn’t deserve to lose everything.

    Why are people holding her to higher standard than Kanye?

    • Sarah says:

      She’s not losing “everything” – she’s wealthy and she’ll be just fine. Brands don’t want to be associated with her obvious displays of racism and white privilege, solely based on *her* behaviour. What is happening to her is EXACTLY what she threatened Sasha Exeter with. It’s what she deserves.

      • Ali says:

        Again the post is about losing all her jobs.

        How it’s justified. I happen to disagree.

      • Goldie says:

        @Ali she hasn’t lost all her jobs. She lost her brand ambassador jobs and her tv gigs. Brands have every right to cut ties with someone who they feel is no longer a good representation of their product. However, she still has several business ventures that are less public. I don’t really follow her, but I believe I read that she owns a wedding planning company. She has private clients whom she styles. A commenter on another thread mentioned that she owns the licensing rights to some clothing brands as well. Not to mention her parent’s assets and her husband’s. She’s an incredibly privileged woman who will be fine.

      • Gaah says:

        She didn’t earn her jobs. She got them thru her last name and her friendship with Meghan Markle. She was nobody until she married Ben (who got his job due to his dad) and then became higher profile when she promoted her connection to Markle. She doesn’t deserve to have those jobs.

    • Sofia says:

      They would have fired her anyways.

      Jessica will be fine. She’s still rich, connected and has her family’s shoe company. What she will lose is her reputation (although some will say that it wasn’t particularly great to begin with) and some cheques but other than that she’ll still be living life as an upper class rich woman.

      So no, she hasn’t lost everything.

    • Sarah says:

      You said “everything” but failed to explain WHY you disagree.

    • OriginalLala says:

      When people do awful things, there should be consequences – I’m sorry that this concept is outside many powerful white people’s experiences and understanding.

    • Nana says:

      @Ali, she threatened Sasha’s livelihood and told her she’d contacted one of the brands she was involved with. They’re straight up threats (that caused Sasha a lot of fear and anxiety), that would warrant dismissal from most workplaces. Plus she apparently harrassed her with constant messages, and I would have thought a sackable offence (in laws in my country anyway, not sure about Canada).
      I’m unsure what it was that Kanye did and if threatened people or worse – perhaps you can clarify?

    • RedSoleSista says:

      @Ali

      KARMA.

      For no apparent reason, she made and centered another woman’s right to speak out, about herself. She threatened her livelihood. She sowed seeds of loss. The loss came back to her. She reaped what she sowed. It’s not a matter of whether she deserved what she is getting. She did it to her self. So I do not feel sorry for any of these white women out here threatening black people and POC with loss. Loss of livelihood, loss of life. They are reaping exactly what they sowed, when the lose their jobs, anonymity and whatever else negative comes there way. Minding your own business and STFU is free. Stop sowing bad seeds.

    • Hyrule Castle says:

      @ali

      You disagree because you’re racist.

      Black people are literally murdered for being Black, and you disagree a privileged white woman deserves to be held in full account for her racism?

      That, is racist behaviour.

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        Absolutely agree, @Hyrule Castle.

        I keep resolving to watch out for the poster you responded to because I’m usually knee deep in reading biased nonsense before I realize it’s always them.

      • Lee1 says:

        Yep! 100% agreed. The Kanye bit is total deflection, trying to blame Black people for their own oppression. Miss me with that nonsense. Kanye has lost plenty of business, respect and relationships because of his political views. As far as I know, he hasn’t tried to take anyone else’s livelihood away from them the way Jessica here did. And he owns his own companies, so who exactly would be firing him anyways?

        I can’t stand Kanye, but it is not remotely comparable and the fact that she chose to use him as her example makes it very clear why she is standing up for Jessica.

    • Chlo says:

      I want to focus on the bizarre….. did these Sasha Exeter and Jessica Mulroney have a relationship or a history? Why did Jessica Mulroney freak out? I don’t understand why any of this happened.

      To be clear: Jessica Mulroney should lose all of her sponsorships, shows, deals, etc.

      • Bucky says:

        The only reason I am following this story is that I also 0% understand that part. The messages they’ve traded are really cryptic. Did something else happen between them at some point that neither will speak of?

      • Leigh says:

        @ CHLO – Yes, they were friendly before all of this happened. I believe Sasha originally contacted Jessica and encouraged her to use her platform to speak up about Black Lives Matter and Jessica said she didn’t want to post about BLM because she had more important things to do like promote her show… It was obviously her right to not post if she didn’t feel inclined to do so. Just like it was Sasha’s right to post a generic statement about how people who claim to be allies should speak up. But for whatever reason, Jessica got offended and started threatening and harassing Sasha…

      • d says:

        I don’t think Sasha contacted JM directly regarding BLM, she just posted a generic statement to no one in particular. But JM took it personally, responded personally, and so here we are.

      • Peter B says:

        The connections I made were:
        - They’re both “influencers” in the Canadian media circuit.
        - Sasha’s aunt Marcy is a co-host of The Social, kind of a Canadian version of The View. The Social is part of the CTV/Bell family. Ben Mulroney, Jessica’s husband, is a host on a few CTV/Bell family shows. (CTV Your Morning, Etalk)
        So I guess they sort of run in the same circles in that sense.
        Also; Lainey’s article is up and it is fireeeeee (Lainey is also Ben Mulroney’s co-host on etalk right now and they’re both senior players in CTV/Bell so Lainey even writing this article is gossip itself!!!)
        https://www.laineygossip.com/how-jessica-mulroney-used-white-privilege-and-white-fragility-against-sasha-exeter/66442

    • Kkat says:

      Ali like to cap for racists. All her posts have a similar theme

  11. Lyli says:

    Well, that was certainly well deserved.

  12. Becks1 says:

    I think GMA used this language because I don’t think they are actually firing her. She hasn’t been on in a while because of the pandemic, and I don’t think this story is a big deal in the US, the only people I’ve seen talking about it are royal followers who know who Jessica is solely because of her connection to Meghan.

    They’re definitely letting her avoid being fired by “stepping back” but I honestly wonder if that’s because GMA doesn’t really care that much. They aren’t really losing anything.

  13. Nev says:

    Cassandra?! I can’t with you Kaiser.
    READ. Love it. Thank you.
    WORD.

  14. Talie says:

    She, her family, and Ben and his family, still hold an incredible amount of power – particularly in Canada. I think it’s probably the reason why lainey keeps putting off this long piece she claims she is writing about this. She could do it still, but I feel there is pressure on Canadians in media to tow the line.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Probably

      • Lori says:

        Lainey is under contract with ctv. There is probably some legal reason why she cant go off on Jess on her blog.

      • carmen says:

        Lori, according to Lainey, she has complete autonomy over her blog and does not have to clear anything with CTV. Explains why on her show The Social she is almost a completely different person – none of the no holds barred, piss and vinegar Lainey on her blog.

    • Ash says:

      Lainey’s posted it now. And oooh boy, it’s a good one.

      • LouBear says:

        Lainey’s post was excellent and really brave, I think

      • Eugh says:

        It’s so good. Good for her. It really encapsulates what the feeling of feeling powerless.

        Jessica sound insanely out of touch, paranoid and difficult. Why are you (Jessica) taking names down, when you’re wrong? This is your opportunity to grow and not be a shtty person

      • L84Tea says:

        I just read it. WOW…

      • Sorella says:

        Lainey’s article was brave and interesting. She doesn’t know the true fall out yet but would have liked her to write shabout the consequences/awkwardness of working with Ben each day, of seeing him again after all this, how that will feel etc. – I am hoping that is addressed. No wayyyy can she stand next to him and not think he is any way different than his partner (the suing part -he grew up that way too probably – his Dad is a lawyer!). I too wonder if she will be phased out over time.

    • Marjorie says:

      Lainey’s post is really good.

      • Talie says:

        It’s one of the most interesting things she’s written on that site in years…but no doubt, she’s right, it will cause issues with Ben at etalk. I wonder if she just figures she will slowly get phased out of etalk, but still has the two other shows, so who cares? I feel like she has been weighing the pros and cons based on what she wrote. But I think it will be hard for them to co-anchor now.

      • Becks1 says:

        I thought it was good. I didn’t think she really added anything new to what people have been saying, but it was a good post and laid it all out in one place. It was obviously extremely carefully worded so I found what she DIDNT say more interesting.

      • Erinn says:

        I found it REALLY interesting that she went into detail about the email and likes and name keeping in the aftermath. That was kind of ballsy, and I’m proud of her for mentioning it. But I didn’t expect it!

      • CJ says:

        I agree – it must have taken a lot of time and parsing to carefully walk all the lines she had to walk in that post, and kudos to Lainey for doing so.
        Also I agree Erinn it was ballsy to talk about some of the Mulroney’s behaviour so openly! Definitely want to make sure I keep giving clicks and website traffic to Lainey for this.

      • Lotus says:

        I thought lainey used the article to distance herself from the Mulroneys. She claims she and Ben are only work friends after years of referring to him as her friend and referencing having dinner with him. She made it about lainey not Sasha.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Lotus -I think distancing herself from the Mulroneys as fast as she could was 99% the point of her post.

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        Lainey’s post was excellent.

      • d says:

        I agree that Lainey’s post was as much about distancing herself as it was to be analytic. Which I think also applies to a lot of her posts these days; she’s pre-empting criticism … I I can’t help but wonder anyway. I always think about that blind she posted that everyone really believed was about Kate blowing off Meghan when they were going to the same place. Even if it were true, while posting that on a public blog and creating public speculation was good for gossip, I also thought it was a betrayal of Meghan, because the last thing she needed was mistrust from the royal family, with William especially known to test people’s discretion. A good friend would have known that and protected and encouraged Meghan, instead of using her to advance their own interests. So I can’t help but wonder if Lainey was ever conflicted about that one, or if she didn’t even think about it but is now is reaping some negatives (despite what she says about her distance from Meghan). And even if courtiers were sh!tty to Meghan, making a blind item would ONLY make things worse for her then. As for JM, she’ll be fine. White privilege in Toronto elite is deeply rooted.

      • Nic919 says:

        Lainey was bolder than I thought she would be. And she called out the trolls trying to make something of that photo with MM and JM which was hilarious. Anyone who has read her blog knows Lainey didn’t have a lot of insider info on Meghan (not compared to Omid) and she hasn’t been a sugar about Meghan but has rightly called out the racist press coverage.

        I think putting out there that Jessica is still keeping names of who supported the Sasha post says a lot. One that Jessica still doesn’t get it and two, confirming publicly that Jessica is Going after people.

        And really Lainey worked with Ben not a Jessica so saying she’s spoken to her a few times isn’t unusual. Not everyone is super tight with their work colleague’s spouse, especially if they don’t socialize outside of work.

        There is still a lot unsaid in that post, but it’s enough that Jessica is going to put Lainey on an enemies list.

    • Jay says:

      Lainey says that the Mulroneys are targetting people who criticize Jess and she distances herself heavily from them, noting that despite working with Ben Mulroney, they are not friends. But elsewhere on her website, she writes on at least two separate occasions, “my friend Ben Mulroney…” Is it possible Lainey is purposely throwing the Mulroneys under the bus? (Not that I would mind) But I wonder is she being brave in writing this post or being opportunistic?

  15. Who ARE these people? says:

    She has some tacky-ass style.

  16. Imogene says:

    She has terrible style and her plastic surgery is out of control. I do not get why she was being paid to advise anyone, but to each her own.

  17. Digital Unicorn says:

    She totally has a Pippa Middleton vibe going on.

  18. Mrs. Peel says:

    Ha ha – Nelson Muntz.

  19. JaneDoesWerk says:

    I know this is a weird thing to say about someone I know next to nothing about, but I always felt she gave off bad vibes. She seemed so different to Meghan to me, like someone who cared a LOT about status and was valid and materialistic, which isn’t a vibe that I tend to get from Meg. Meghan seems to be into a more natural approach to beauty, and I don’t know if it’s makeup or fillers or if that’s literally just her face, but Jessica looks super artificial to me. I also just never really understood who she was or what she did for a living. She seemed to a little too happy to trade on her relationship with Meghan in a way that grossed me out.

    It does make me sad that Meghan is likely disappointed in someone she considered a true friend. I won’t if she is now connecting the dots and feeling like a prop to this white woman and her ambitions.

    • Sofia says:

      As I’ve said, Jessica is rich and connected so Meghan probably thought she would be a good friend to have while she was still new to Canada. Someone to show her the ropes and help her make some new friends.

      A lot of these royals friends seem to trade on their royal connections unfortunately. Kate’s own parents do it too. It’s just that Meghan’s had her life/friends under closer examination than others so people tend to point it out more.

      • JaneDoesWerk says:

        Oh the Middletons alphabet made full blown careers and business out of trading on their royal connections, and I’ve never liked that either.

        Aside from Meghan’s gross family, it felt like Jessica was the only one in Meghan’s “circle” that was leveraging her connection to Meghan to get ahead. It felt like she cheapened Meghan’s “brand” by doing that.

      • Sofia says:

        Priyanka seemed to be overselling her friendship with Meghan a bit. Serena posted a picture of Meghan wearing her blazer and people accused her of trading in on royal connections (which Serena does not need to do nor did I think what Serena did was bad). I think it’s because Jessica does it more/less covertly/people don’t like her for good reasons that it seems Jessica is the only one

      • Bettyrose says:

        Didn’t Jessica take care of Archie and the dogs when H & M returned to Britain to finalize Sussexit? It seems like she has been a good friend to Meghan.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I would be willing to bet that behind the scenes, Jessica has reached out to Meghan to whine about “what happened to her” and to subtly (or overtly) request (demand) that Meghan speak out on her behalf and let people know that she is not racist.

      She is definitely that type of white woman.

  20. JulieCarr says:

    I think everyone vaguely familiar with Canada heard warning bells as soon as they realised she married one of those Mulroney’s. It’s like marrying a cross between a Kushner and a Trump.

    • Montrealaise says:

      The Mulroney clan has a reputation for bad behavior. I’ve never met any of them, but a few years ago I stayed in a country inn and one of the staff told me that the entire family, Jessica included, had stayed there a few weeks before and had taken over an entire wing. During their stay, there were extremely demanding and ran the staff off their feet with their non-stop demands. And at the end of the stay, what kind of tip did they leave? Nothing. Not a single penny. The staff member who told me about it was quite bitter, as he should be – if you are working in the hospitality industry for minimum wage, you rely on tips for a living salary.

    • Mumbles says:

      The Mulroneys are loathsome people. Her sister in law Caroline currently holds some government position in Ontario and is awful (against minimum wage raise, carbon taxes).

      • carmen says:

        I have glanced at Caroline’s IG periodically (it’s a work account) and today she has disabled & removed all comments. She’s probably facing a lot of backlash because of Jessica’s antics.

    • Mouki's wife says:

      Whoa, isn’t that a bit over the top? I mean, I was a kid when Mulroney was PM, but he wasn’t trying to destroy democracy and divide a nation through white power. He actually did some good things for Canada. Trump definitely is The Worst.

      • Erinn says:

        I mean…he knowingly allowed spoiled Tuna to be distributed onto grocery store shelves duting TunaGate…then pretended to know nothing about it after previously admitting they knew. I would say that’s Kushner/Trump adjacent. He scored an 11% approval rating during his career as well – I’m not even sure Trump has sunk that low. He also accepted large amounts of money (in cash to be more secretive) from arms dealers, which – hey, that’s certainly not ideal or un-Trump like.

      • Gaah says:

        They support Ford and Kenney and SCheer which have moved far to the right. They are against paid sick leave and other benefits especially during covid because “the corporations are against it” which is what Ford said. Caroline is in his cabinet. They are trying to move the country to the far right. As well Mulrouney brought in the GST which was only supposed to pay down the debit. The debt has never been paid down with that money. His corruption is legendary.

      • Lotus says:

        Brian Mulroney stole millions from Canadians and is good friends with Trump. Do you really think they are that different?

      • tigerlily says:

        Mouki I was an adult through the Mulroney years and worked for Canadian feds shortly after he was voted out (thank God!). No he did NOT do much good for Canada. I would rate him as being slightly better PM than Stephen Harper but that is like being slightly better than Satan. I worked under various administrations and they are all politicians and POS people but the Conservatives (especially after influence of Reformers) are the worst.

      • Nic919 says:

        Brian Mulroney got majorities in 84, 88 so he wasn’t hated until much later in his tenure and most of it related to added the GST, which added another 7% to all provinces except Alberta, which still doesn’t have a sales tax. (Maybe look into that now that oil isn’t a saviour)

        He left Kim Campbell to face the electorate and the party got reduced to 2 seats in 93. The conservatives at the time weren’t the social Conservative party it is because the Reform party under Manning is where most of that came from. Mulroney also was against apartheid going up against Thatcher and Reagan, which was progressive at the time.

        The Schreiber scandal was well after And he should have been arrested but PMs can get away with a lot.

        He wasn’t a well liked politician by the end, but not hated anywhere near as the orange idiot. His political positions were never as hateful as the Orange idiot. The break up of the PCs helped the Reform party impose their religious garbage in the right of centre party that we still deal with.

  21. Leah says:

    I’m so glad I don’t have to see another ad about her show! I liked the premise of people getting a second chance dream wedding but seeing her overly orange plastic face all the time was jarring.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I remember that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha was caught fooling around with the husband of a well connected socialite. The socialite did not say or make threats to Samantha’s face, she just slowly started chipping away at Samantha’s standing in New York (paying Samantha’s check and having her and the other woman black balled from the restaurant was just *chefs kiss*).

    So, if Jessica was a real socialite with the kind of pull she was threatening in that message to Sasha….she never would have put the words to print and would have just did it.

    • Maxie says:

      THIS! Truly powerful people can destroy a life anonymously. Mulroney’s shocking mistake was to give the receipts to Sasha Exeter’s herself. WTF? Amateur hour indeed.

      • coolspray says:

        I guess all that goes to show that Jessica felt she didn’t need to bother to be covert. She felt she could casually threaten her directly and in writing with impunity.

  23. Dizzy says:

    Her show was actually kind of touching (I do, redo). But i didn’t really watch it… just maybe 10 minutes here and there.
    Not a fan of hers at all, she did use her connections to get where she is and she has a lot of connections. Not just Megan Markle, her husband, his family and her family. All well connected in wealth and power.
    Her connections with Megan allowed her to go international that’s for sure.

  24. Linda says:

    As a Canadian I was surprised she was sacked since her father-in-law sits on the Board for CTV which is how his son Ben got his job. CTV is very Conservative supported and supporting. There has been some reporting and opinion pieces this past weekend but not very critical. She knows EVERYONE in Canadian media. They’ll all be very careful what they say.

  25. Mom2mom says:

    What is with the fake tan? She looks like she’s trying to look like Meagan.

  26. Madelyn says:

    She’s a stylist?!?

  27. lizardqueen says:

    Hmmm. She looks like she bought the tacky stuff that Kanye threw out of Kim Kardashian’s closest when they first got together. And whoever told her that pulling all her hair back was her Look™ was not a real friend. Like everyone is asking, how the hell was she a stylist?? She deserves all the shit coming down on her head and I hope we stop seeing anything about her irrelevant ass.

  28. Karmak says:

    I don’t think Jessica was ever Meghans’ stylist. As a matter of fact , Meghans’ makeup artist friend has said several times that Meghan selected her own clothes and did her own hair ( most of the time). He would fly in from New York to do her makeup for big engagements in Britain, other then that she was on her own.
    Jessica let it be known that she was Meghans’ stylist. I may be wrong…… but I have never heard Meghan say that Jessica was her stylist. I think Meghan let in ride because her friend was benefiting in a harmless way. ( Friends shopping together does not make you her stylist. )
    Meghan was the connected to a clothing line when she worked in Canada. Which was totally modeled after her style (casual chic) .
    If you look at how Jessica dresses ??? To me her style is questionable. I saw her one time on GMA doing a style segment and wondering way they hired her…. It was awful. So I know why they cut ties with her. I don’t know where Jessica got her cred as a stylist. To me it was a case of …… fake it until you make it.

    Jessica got into the British and American markets riding on Meghans’ bigger fame profile after meeting Harry. She let that go to her head. In USA we didn’t know who she was and now that we do know we still don’t care about her. Most Americans don’t know who the prime minister of Canada was 10 or 20 years ago.

    Whatever Jessica is doing in Canada is on her. Meghan name was brought into the mess as a defense to save face. Jessica just sounds so elitists. It is sad and pathetic to use your friend to cover your foolish. She should have done what most famous people have done…. Keep your mouth closed. Everything is not about you. Just donate. Or call Meghan and ask questions and have a conversation about race. Meghan has never shied away from racial discussion.

    I don’t understand why people are throwing Meghan under the bus for this. I am a POC and one of my good friends is white. When her sister had kids with a POC she was saying some questionable things that totally shocked me. I had known her for years and decided to talk her about it. I told her what she was saying was racist. (She was like I didn’t mean for it to sound that way). After many conversations I decided to let it go. I was going to have let her nephew explain things to her when he grows up because he was going to live the POC experience. And 24 years later he did and still does. Just about everything I told her years ago her nephew told her also, which is sad for racial relations in 2020.

    • Mika says:

      Putting it out there: In Canada we didn’t really know who she was before Meghan either.

      We can clock the name “Mulroney” because he was PM for 8 years, but as a country, we’re not big on knowing about the families of Prime Ministers – with the exception of the Trudeau’s, because Pierre and Maggie married while he was PM and all their kids were born when he was in office. And basically, that family went through a LOT. A small portion of people know of Ben Mulroney from ETalk but I like… I don’t know Ben Mulroney’s sister’s name. I don’t know what Chretien’s kids are named.

      Jessica Mulroney is known because of Meghan, period. She owes everything to the British tabloids being obsessed with Meghan. As for her “charity work”…. whatthefuckever. Some times I think that’s just a way of saying “I go to rich lady events”. Whatever, I sure she raises some money. But you know who else does charity? Two years ago I volunteered at a charity which helped the homeless called “Project Winter Survival” and Sasha Exeter was the most hardworking, helpful, cheerful and committed volunteer. She is absolutely lovely and made a huge difference by being there. But I bet that because of the way she looks, most people wouldn’t clutch their pearls and say “Think of her charity work!” when power is taken away from her.

      • Nic919 says:

        I co sign this. Most Canadians had no clue who Jessica Mulroney was until she started promoting herself as Meghan’s BFF. Otherwise she was just a Mulroney. People in Toronto really following lifestyle sites might have heard of her, but when Meghan was filming Suits, most people wouldn’t have know who Jessica was until her profile was raised dating Harry.

    • Bucky says:

      People usually hire a stylist because they have a lot of public appearances and need to borrow the high end free clothes, rather than because they need someone to pick out outfits for them. I don’t claim to know Megan’s clothing budget, but if she personally purchased all of her royal appearance outfits, the cost would be incredible. It would take so much time just to shop for and alter all of it. I assumed she did employ a stylist for those reasons.

      • Livvers says:

        I read the Toronto Life article about Jessica and Ben today and it explains a bit about how she acts as unofficial (but actual) stylist for Sophie Trudeau, and perhaps Jessica functioned in a similar way for Meghan.

  29. Rachel says:

    I don’t think she will suffer to much….she is very wealthy…

  30. LRob says:

    Respect to everyone’s opinion but I’m waiting. Agree that jm’s conduct as we know it was awful and that she cannot be surprised at the fallout, but I personally hope she rebounds after a time with a new awareness. Especially hope her charity work continues even if in a new form. Re her stylist credentials I believe she was the stylist for the PM’s wife Sophie Trudeau as well as a few others.

    • Gaah says:

      I would be very surprised if JM were Sophie’s stylist. Firstly the families don’t like each other and are political opposites. They also have very different styles.

  31. Lotus says:

    This is not just a white privilege issue, this is also an issue of people who are connected and rich bullying others. White privilege exists 100% but so does rich privilege and association privilege. Jessica is all those things combined.

    • Kat says:

      Good point. From her tone I feel she’s been bullying people a long time. Not only black people but maybe only other women idk. To me it’s clear she’s a long time bully. I think it’s excellent that Sasha pushed back and it must have been a terrible feeling for Sasha to be attacked out of nowhere during this time right after she mentioned BLM As a black person on her social media, I mean since she is black. I think that particular example of agression is a good illustration for systemic racism vs prejudice. Jessica didn’t say anything prejudiced, she attacked and made Sasha feel bad when Sasha was probably already feeling negative about the issues BLM is fighting against. Just speaking out for her own community got her some serious agression from Jessica. When she pushed back she got threats.she is just trying to have a career and using her platform a bit to mention a serious widely known issue, and she gets that level of negativity from someone with more power.
      Is that part of systemic Racism?

    • Becks1 says:

      yes. this is one thing that I think Lainey explained really well. It is white privilege at work, for sure, but its also just….privilege and classism and elitism and money.

      • Lotus says:

        I read Laineys article and thought she made the whole thing about Lainey. She barely mentions Sasha.

      • Jaded says:

        @Lotus – Lainey didn’t make it all about herself. She works with Ben Mulroney and knows Jessica peripherally. She works in their world and knows many of the other players. She spoke about her work experience in that environment and how she’s just as guilty of white privilege even though she’s Chinese. This issue isn’t just about Sasha, it’s about ALL POC and the bullying, obvious or not so obvious, they undergo. She spoke about how the power of white privilege and wealth – being from the “right” family and having the “right” friends – works and how insular and protective they are within that group. Jessica will thrive despite the hue and cry from her now ex-business partners. That’s how white privilege works unfortunately, but at least her public persona is permanently tarnished and I doubt her friendship with Meghan will survive.

      • Lotus says:

        @jaded that was your interpretation. I believe lainey is purposefully distancing herself from the Mulroneys now for her own self interest. In her article lainey claims that the Mulroneys never leaked gossip to her but I distinctly remember a blind she put out a few years ago about Kate snubbing Megan during a shopping trip. Then she claims her ane Ben are just work friends and they dont socialize but a quick search of her articles on her website paint a different story. I live in Toronto, I warned everyone about Jessica before this and nobody believed me then either.

  32. Kat says:

    I’m glad she lost her stuff. Especially as I doubt she was the most qualified for those jobs. This is the kind of celebrity I really dislike, reminds me of Kim Kardashian. I feel bad for MM that she had this ladies kids in her wedding. There is no explaining the blatant bullying, totally mean spirited and not meritted.
    Checked out sashas Instagram and she is lovely. Even if she wasn’t though, and even if people find flaws or dig up stuff on Sasha , it’s soooooo clear how bad Jessica is!! It’s not just because she used white privilege. it’s also because she was being super mean taking it way to far for no reason completely unprovoked. And if she had done this to anyone it should also be an issue even without racism. Looking forward to others speaking out about Jessica!

  33. Nadeni says:

    I’ll never understand why women keep getting these awful fillers that ruin their face and give them such unnatural face lines. Like I get it if it’s good but it never seems to be.

  34. holly hobby says:

    Aw poor Jessie. At least she can go home and cry over her $100 bills. I do not feel sorry for her. The Duchess would be smart to drop her altogether. Plus, please lay off on the spray tan.

  35. AnnaKist says:

    I was watching our weekLy panel show Q And A on our national broadcaster last night. (It’s 2:25 am here). They were again discussing Australia’s uptake of Black Lives Matter generlly, and specifically when it comes to our Indigenous athletes. One of the p anelists, after commenting on the lip service BLM has had in the past, put it brilliantly and succinctly: “If you don’t get what the three words mean, the problem is with you.”

    On one hand, I want to tell people like this woman that if you feel that way about people with black, brown or purple skin, fine, just keep your opinions to yourself. On the other hand, it’s good that these tw@ts are crawling out from under their slimy rocks so that everyone can see them.

  36. EviesMom says:

    Holy cats! This woman cannot dress!! I’m someone who routinely orders from the Insomniac Cat Lady line at Old Navy – even I know this woman should not be advising ANYONE on how to dress.

    On a more serious note, she chose to marry into the Mulroney family… which kind of makes her association to that name even worse (Kushner Lite?).

    I have no doubt she has been a Mean Girl for years & only now is being called out because she bullied the wrong person at the wrong time. I see you Jess! 💃🏻 byyyyyeeeee.

  37. Jaded says:

    The crowd she runs with are all wealthy, many of them come from generations of wealth. They’re the “ladies who lunch” bunch and they’ll quietly circle their wagons and make sure she’s given plenty of “styling” work, etc. Her godawful in-laws will ensure she gets ritzy board positions and consulting work so the only thing she’s going to suffer from is the public’s condemnation, but to her we’re just cheaply dressed peons anyway so what does it matter.

    I think the only friendship she’ll regret losing is Meghan’s, not because they were closer than two coats of paint, but because she would have milked the “royal adjacent” thing to the hilt. It’s tough when a close friend f*cks up but to f*ck up that monumentally badly is a whole other level of horrible behaviour and that’s when it’s time to rethink the pros and cons of continuing the relationship. This time I’m sure the cons will outweigh any pros that Meghan still has and she’ll discreetly distance herself from JM from now on.

    • Sofia says:

      +1

      In the long term, Jessica’s bank account/social circle will mostly be fine. She’s suffering public humiliation now but people will move on from this when the next celebrity does something stupid. Like Lainey (who I don’t normally even agree with) said, Jessica will live another day to use her white privilege

  38. Amber says:

    she bears a striking resemblance to YouTube scam artist Jaclyn Hill, she of contaminated lipstick fame. I’ve always had a weird feeling about Jessica, ever since I learned who she was because she was Meghan’s friend, but I could not tell you why that is.

  39. Vanessa says:

    The mental gymnastics some people will do to place blame on Meghan I like her but some how it’s her fault that her white friend choose to acted like a racist white woman . And Attack another woman of color I like Meghan but because she friends with white people and works in white space somehow she deserves every bit of racism comes her way. A white woman is racist somehow it’s not her fault but it’s her black friend Meghan fault everyone is calling for Meghan to do something or say something. To me it seem like Jessica is typically Bully who has racist bias against woman of color and she thinks because she friends with black woman that somehow she is doesn’t have any bias . I’m so tired as a black woman we have to shoulder so much responsibility for everyone we have to be perceived as perfect in every way It’s our fault if we are friends with white people and they acted up especially white woman they are never responsible for their own behavior it’s on us as black woman . That’s basically how some of you are acting so quickly to blame Meghan for actions of her friend so quickly to show you’re privilege.

  40. David says:

    If someone who actually needed a job lost it, I may feel badly for her. This lady is a socialite and extremely wealthy. She’ll be just fine. I’m sure her show will be on Netflix in a year or so. The style. Oh boy. That’s a completely different post.

  41. Clarice says:

    She seems insufferable. I wonder how Meghan could stand her.

    Speaking of stylists, I’ve hired one in the past and paid a LOT of money – both for the clothes and the service fee (not cheap). Not long after, I was in a TJ Maxx and saw one of the shirts (the exact one!) that I purchased from my stylist but I of course paid the full ticket price. I’m pretty sure she bought most of the clothes there and conveniently removed the TJ Maxx label, leaving the original higher priced label. I’ve been wary ever since. We’re talking I paid $60 for something the stylist bought for $19.99. I wonder if that’s commonplace?

    • coolspray says:

      No idea if that’s common place but I think you’re far better off using a personal shopping service from a higher end store like Nordstrom or Holt Renfew. Those services are often free or nominal fee and they will give you a head’s up on sales and promos. “Stylist” is a BS job in my opinion.

      • Clarice says:

        Thanks! I definitely won’t make that mistake again! I’m fairly certain my “stylist” paid way less for the clothes than what I paid her!

  42. coolspray says:

    That last outfit she’s wearing? The powder-blue suede thigh high boots? Good grief. She’s like a Karen-version of Ariana Grande! (apologies to Ariana)

  43. Maxie says:

    It’s more of a wealthy and connected privileged woman vs a woman with a lower social standing than a white privilege thing from a racist woman.

    The Mulroneys, the British Royal Family and any truly rich person probably ruined many personal and/or professional lives in the past with a discreet phone call, a quick word after a board meeting or during a round of golf. They just never exposed themselves by sending a DM to the victim.

    Jessica ruined her reputation by taunting Sasha and by doing it to a Black woman in the middle of the biggest social movement in a generation. Tone-deaf beyond belief.

  44. Hildog says:

    Am I the only one who has no idea who this chick is? She seems like an opportunist/social climber. Meghan needs to be more discerning when it comes to taste in friends. Keep that circle tight, girl!

  45. Sofia says:

    “I don’t blame Meghan but I will side eye her because you are the company you keep”

    So to all of you saying this do you side eye the Cambridges too? Because they’re friends with a man who did brownface (or at least dressed up as an Indian man), also friends with a woman who went to that same party, friends with another woman who “joked” about killing immigrants and friends with a man who kicked tenants out of their home so he could build some flats and avoided paying millions on the billions he inherited? (Yeah he’s Harry’s friend too but as far as we know, he wasn’t picked to be his son’s godfather)

    And if you’re judging Meghan on her husband’s racism, do you judge Kate too? After all her husband had an African themed birthday party with guests in cultural appropriation outfits, essentially blamed Africa for overpopulation and said he was bored with racism.

    • Vanessa says:

      It’s ridiculously how people are trying their hardest to blame Meghan for Jessica behavior or my favorite line is I like Meghan but how many people on here have racist insensitive people in their family are they responsible for their family behavior. How many people on here have friends who are low key racist should you be responsible for their behavior.I honestly believe some of the people who are blaming Meghan for Jessica behavior never like her to begin with and now they think they have a legitimate reason to dislike Meghan and are wrapping in up in the black lives matter movement their privilege is definitely showing and I believe a lot of the criticism is coming for white woman .

  46. Starkille says:

    How much plastic surgery has this woman had? Ain’t no way she was born with those cheeks

  47. Angie says:

    I’m glad she’s cancelled. Her styles were stale.

  48. Miss America says:

    Terrible style. Terrible fake tan/bronzer. Poor Meghan. And it’s rumored Jessica and Ben are one set of Archie’s godparents, kind of tricky to cut her off.

  49. Mina_Esq says:

    I actually like her style. She wears fun clothes.

  50. Delphine says:

    She can’t dress like a damn clown and call herself a stylist. She. Has. No. Style.

  51. L4frimaire says:

    Refinery 29 (who has their own problems w/ racism) has a really good take on this that calls out Mulroney’s privilege and racism in this incident. It calls out her being from a wealthy family and marrying into a prominent political family, with connections to real power. What is really good about the piece is that it doesn’t center it around Meghan, or make it into a cat fight. lt brings up the broader social context, and how a white woman, Jessica, can be lovely to individual Black people (and Meghan isn’t her only Black friend), but still go full Karen when she feels called out, or uncomfortable, or whatever motivated her to make this all about her. Another good point is that Jessica is trying to put the work of being better back on Black women, whether it is through her friendship with Meghan, or inviting Sasha or others to take over her Instagram. That is both lazy and arrogant. A very good article that hits the nail on the head. I also read the whole very long Lainey piece on the Jessica/Sasha thing. She made a few very good points but the rest of the post just irked me because I’m not a fan of her writing, and she herself can be tone deaf, and somewhat sexist as well. She, rightly so, goes in hard on the Mulroney’s privilege.She does not like Jessica at all, hardly knows her, Jessica who? She doesn’t seem to like her husband much either as a coworker. Again, Ben who, barely know the guy, only see him at work. She drops Meghan’s name a lot, a whole lot, and considers her and Harry fame whores. She calls out how guarded Jessica is about her relationship with Meghan,but she frames it negatively. Basically she thinks, and I somewhat agree, that Jessica, and Jessica only, benefits a lot from knowing Meghan. She mentions Sasha, but she doesn’t say anything much about her as a person, what’s she like, her work as an influencer, what her previous relationship was, if any way, to Jessica, or the racism she has encountered in the industry. I say this because most of us don’t know who she is, while Lainey does. I think Sasha was 100% right to call out Jessica and expose her BS, but there is no real follow up. Lainey really is going hard in her newly discovered ally ship,like she’s making up for lost ground. So many times she been going on in this article and others about how she benefits from her white adjacency and her model- minority privilege, like we’re supposed to give her a gold star or something, because she realizes Black people overall deal with racism from all over the place. Overall take, the Mulroney’s aren’t going to learn a damn thing, are whining and using their privilege behind the scenes to wait this one out. Jessica deserves her comeuppance but Lainey thinks she was mean to not give access to Meghan. Anyway, the article becomes mostly about Lainey and protecting her job,which, fair enough, do that, and be better regarding race and intersectionality. Jessica was wrong, but doubtful she’ll really change for the better, because of who she is and who she knows. Jessica shouldn’t put the burden of this on Black women, whether friend or rival, and really needs to educate herself, but won’t.