Jessica Mulroney, Meghan Markle’s Best Friend, Slammed for Racist Behavior

by Jeremy Spirogis
Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney

Amidst every part that’s occurring on this planet, many celebrities and public figures are exhibiting their true colours. Meghan Markle’s greatest friend, Jessica Mulroney, is not any exception to this rule. The Canadian style stylist has used her wealth and privilege to threaten the livelihood of Sasha Exeter, a Black entrepreneur, blogger, and model marketer.

Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney
Meghan Markle and Jessica Mulroney | George Pimentel/WireImage

But how did this all start? Recently, Exeter has been utilizing her platform to talk out in regards to the injustices that Black individuals face in America. Last week, she made an Instagram story expressing her disappointment in some influential individuals for failing to make use of their platforms to talk out in help of the Black Lives Matter motion. Furthermore, she made a normal name to motion urging influencers to hitch the dialog and converse up. Exeter was very cautious to not name anybody out personally and by no means as soon as referenced Mulroney by identify.

Meghan Markle’s greatest friend threatens Black entrepreneur, Sasha Exeter

Despite the truth that her identify was by no means talked about, Mulroney took offense to Exeter’s call-to-action. She blocked Exeter from her web page after which proceeded to make use of her great affect to attempt to smash Exeter’s profession. Not solely is Mulroney Meghan Markle’s greatest friend, however she is also the heiress to a multimillion-dollar Canadian shoe empire. If that wasn’t sufficient, she can be married to Bill Mulroney who’s the son of the previous British Prime Minister.

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It’s taken me a very long time to leap again on right here and share one thing on my feed. I like all of you posting in your feeds both amplifying your personal voice or amplifying black voices. I’ve discovered the final week extremely exhausting. Trying to keep up my composure on this area witnesses optical allyship, gaslighting, media propaganda and simply flat out ignorance. Having to remain robust and constructive at dwelling, fearing my vitality will probably be absorbed by an important individual to me, my youngster.⁣ ⁣ Truthfully, I’m additionally nonetheless extremely shocked that I’m witnessing a time the place my individuals have been given the mic to lastly converse our reality after being silenced for 400 years. With that comes a sense of being overwhelmed…properly for me anyhow. I simply advised a friend this morning as I broke into tears, that it’s like I’ve had my lips sewn shut for 40 years and somebody has simply minimize the thread, permitting me to lastly discuss all I’ve witnessed and endured being a black feminine rising up in Canada and dwelling within the US. Like the place do I even begin? ⁣ ⁣ And now that the conversations are lastly flowing, I feel I can converse on behalf of different black ladies (and maybe males as properly) I’m now realizing the quantity of microaggression and racism I used to be uncovered to all through my life and anticipated to suppress. Can’t lie, I’m so offended. Realizing that among the disgrace I’ll have felt after I was youthful wasn’t my fault, however the fault of individuals’s ignorant, privileged, problematic behaviour <insert lengthy exasperated sigh right here>⁣ ⁣ I’ve a job. I’ve a voice…regardless of how many individuals attempt to inform me I don’t. As the times and weeks go, our timelines will inevitably drift again to extra posts about our on a regular basis lives and sponsored content material, however I’m going to vow to not cease speaking or sharing. We have come to this point and we ain’t going again as a result of #blacklivesmatter

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After Mulroney blocked Exeter on Instagram, she despatched her a authorized letter the place she threatened the livelihood of Exeter. “I have also spoken to companies and people about the way you have 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,” Mulroney’s letter acknowledged. Mulroney additionally claimed that “their lives mattered too.”

Exter calls out Jessica Mulroney on Instagram

Following the threats towards her livelihood, Exeter made the choice to share her story with the plenty. On June 10, 2020, she took to her Instagram web page to her an in depth account of the occasions in an almost 12-minute lengthy video. Calling Mulroney out for Amy Cooper like conduct, she shared her story and acknowledged that she wouldn’t be silent anymore.

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⁣”I’m used to being so clear on this platform. I feel it’s the primary cause why most of you comply with me. Today, I’m opening up about one thing that has been haunting me for the final week. I’ve felt like a whole fraud, combating for racial equality and utilizing my voice brazenly right here, whereas letting a white girl silence mine behind closed doorways,” Exeter started within the caption of her video calling Mulroney out.

Black ladies are completed staying silent

Exeter continued on to share that she was risking rather a lot by sharing her story, given the quantity of energy and affect Mulroney has. “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 dam*ed if my child ever has to deal with this level of ignorance,” Exeter concluded.

We commend Exeter for calling out Mulroney for her conduct. No matter how a lot wealth and privilege she has, Mulroney must be held accountable for actions. Who she’s associates with shouldn’t absolve her from penalties.

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