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

Amidst everything that’s going on in the world, many celebrities and public figures are showing their true colors. Meghan Markle’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney, is no exception to this rule. The Canadian fashion stylist has used her wealth and privilege to threaten the livelihood of Sasha Exeter, a Black entrepreneur, blogger, and brand marketer.

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

But how did this all begin? Recently, Exeter has been using her platform to speak out about the injustices that Black people face in America. Last week, she made an Instagram story expressing her disappointment in some influential people for failing to use their platforms to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Furthermore, she made a general call to action urging influencers to join the conversation and speak up. Exeter was very careful not to call anyone out personally and never once referenced Mulroney by name.

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

Despite the fact that her name was never mentioned, Mulroney took offense to Exeter’s call-to-action. She blocked Exeter from her page and then proceeded to use her tremendous influence to try to ruin Exeter’s career. Not only is Mulroney Meghan Markle’s best friend, but she also is the heiress to a multimillion-dollar Canadian shoe empire. If that wasn’t enough, she is also married to Ben Mulroney, who is the son of the former Canadian prime minister.

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It’s taken me a long time to jump back on here and share something on my feed. I admire all of you posting on your feeds either amplifying your own voice or amplifying black voices. I have found the last week incredibly exhausting. Trying to maintain my composure in this space witnesses optical allyship, gaslighting, media propaganda and just flat out ignorance. Having to stay strong and positive at home, fearing my energy will be absorbed by the most important person to me, my child.⁣ ⁣ Truthfully, I am also still incredibly shocked that I am witnessing a time where my people have been given the mic to finally speak our truth after being silenced for 400 years. With that comes a feeling of being overwhelmed…well for me anyways. I just told a friend this morning as I broke into tears, that it’s like I’ve had my lips sewn shut for 40 years and someone has just cut the thread, allowing me to finally speak about all I’ve witnessed and endured being a black female growing up in Canada and living in the US. Like where do I even start? ⁣ ⁣ And now that the conversations are finally flowing, I think I can speak on behalf of other black women (and perhaps men as well) I am now realizing the amount of microaggression and racism I was exposed to throughout my life and expected to suppress. Can’t lie, I am so angry. Realizing that some of the shame I may have felt when I was younger wasn’t my fault, but the fault of people’s ignorant, privileged, problematic behaviour <insert long exasperated sigh here>⁣ ⁣ I have a role. I have a voice…no matter how many people try and tell me I don’t. As the days and weeks pass, our timelines will inevitably drift back to more posts about our everyday lives and sponsored content, but I’m going to promise to not stop talking or sharing. We have come so far and we ain’t going back because #blacklivesmatter

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After Mulroney blocked Exeter on Instagram, she sent her a legal letter where 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 stated. Mulroney also claimed that “their lives mattered too.”

Exter calls out Jessica Mulroney on Instagram

Following the threats against her livelihood, Exeter made the decision to share her story with the masses. On June 10, 2020, she took to her Instagram page to her a detailed account of the events in a nearly 12-minute long video. Calling Mulroney out for Amy Cooper like behavior, she shared her story and stated that she would not be silent anymore.

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⁣”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,” Exeter began in the caption of her video calling Mulroney out.

Black women are done staying silent

Exeter continued on to share that she was risking a lot by sharing her story, given the amount of power and influence 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 behavior. No matter how much wealth and privilege she has, Mulroney needs to be held accountable for actions. Who she’s friends with shouldn’t absolve her from consequences.

Update: Mulroney has now been dropped from her reality TV show as well as several brand deals.