Emily Giffin’s Career Could Be in Jeopardy After Bullying Meghan Markle
It’s no secret that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex endured a lot of senseless hate and criticism from the British press and public. In fact, things became so dire for the former actress that she and her husband, Prince Harry decided to step away from their roles as senior members of the British royal family.
Following Megxit, the Sussexes have been living in Los Angeles, California, the duchess’ hometown at Tyler Perry’s $18 million Beverly Hills home. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the pair have been laying low, volunteering at various charity organizations, and spending time with their one-year-old-son, Archie Harrison.
For Archie’s birthday, the pair posted the sweetest video of the duchess reading to the little one. Unfortunately, one famous romance novelist, Emily Giffin, used the video as an opportunity to viciously bully the duchess and say hateful things about her.
Emily Giffin viciously mom-shamed and bullied Meghan Markle
In celebration of Archie’s first year of life, the Sussexes shared a video of Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to her baby boy for the charity organization, Save The Children UK. While the majority of the comments on the video were about how perfect the video was how much Archie looks like Prince Harry, some people were just mean and nasty.
The Something Borrowed and All We Ever Want author, thought it was appropriate to post, “Happy birthday, Archie. Go away, Meghan,” on her Instagram stories. And that was just the beginning. She continued on her tirade saying, “Adorable child and book. But …. Holy ‘me first. This is the Meghan show. Why didn’t she film and let Harry read? And why didn’t she take the moment at the end to say ‘he said daddy!’ Because that would make it about Harry for a split second, God forbid.”
She also took the time amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to post a chat of her calling the duchess, “phony” and “unmaternal.” Griffin’s obsession with Meghan is odd. Now amid backlash, she has deleted the posts.
Emily Griffin posted a non-apology to Meghan Markle
Fans were quick to clap back at Griffin for her nasty remarks. One fan tweeted, “Nice to see everyone dragging @emilygiffin on Instagram. It’s what she deserves!” Another added, @emilygiffin imagine using a childs birthday to abuse his mother. What a sick excuse of a person you are. Your day will come. Karen.” Royal expert Omid Scobie tweeted, “Imagine being this hateful and pathetic.”
Amid the backlash, Griffin (who has made her social media accounts private) has tried to walk back her remarks. “Over recent months my feelings about BOTH Harry and Meghan changed,” she wrote according to Us Weekly. “But I can say from the bottom of my heart that my criticism of Meghan has never had anything to do with her race. Further, I understood why she wanted to leave the monarchy and carve out her own path. I do, however, find fault with the way BOTH she and Harry handled things, and those feelings bled over in later posts, including the ones today.”
Honestly, if it’s not Meghan’s race that is getting under Griffin’s skin then we don’t know what is.
Emily Giffin’s career could be in jeopardy following her hateful remarks about Meghan Markle
Griffin has written over a dozen books. However, the 48-year-old mother of three still found time amid a pandemic to belittle another mother. Griffin has a new book slated for release this year, but fans wanted to make sure her publisher, Macmillan USA knows about her nasty behavior.
“How do you guys feel about one of your authors @emilygiffin using her social media to cyber bully a stranger?@MacmillanUSA is this behavior normal?” one fan asked. Another said, “@MacmillanUSA this is the kind of person you guys choose to work with? Just know that Meghan and Harry fans will NEVER purchase another book published by your company as long as your affiliated by a racist person like @emilygiffin. Yet another person added, “@MacmillanUSA You should really take a look to see what your author, Emily Giffin, posts her social media. I doubt that you want someone who seems to be very irrational being a reflection of your brand. Just check around on twitter to see her nasty attacks against Meghan Markle.”
Griffin has continued to insist that she isn’t racist, but we’re sure this will have some adverse effects on her book sales and possibly her relationship with Macmillan USA.