Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney lost a long gig with “Good Morning America” after she was embroiled this week in a controversy over white privilege.
Just a day after making a public apology for her controversial lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter, the ABC show confirmed that Mulroney will no longer appear on “GMA” as a fashion contributor.
“As Jessica Mulroney said last night, she is stepping away from her professional adventures and including Good Morning America. She will never appear on our show again,” a tweet from the official morning reading account said.
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Mulroney has appeared on various episodes of the morning show since 2018, according to his IMDB. She was most recently featured in “GMA3: Strahan, Sarah and Keke” in an episode aired in February. 24.
On Wednesday, Exeter, a lifestyle blogger, shared a video on Instagram titled “I AM AM COOPER ‘EXPERIENCE” – a reference to a white woman who called police at a black birdwatcher in Central Park last month.
In a nearly 12-minute video, Exeter revealed that he shared a “generic” call to act on his Instagram story at recent events, claiming that Mulroney was “guilty” of the message.
“What happened next was a series of very problematic behaviors and antics that eventually resulted [Mulroney] sends me a threat in writing on Wednesday, ”the blogger said.
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Exeter emphasized that he did not call a racist Mulroney, but said he was “very well aware of his wealth, his perceived power and privilege because of the color of his skin.”
“And that, my friends, gave her a momentary confidence that would come for my writing career,” Exeter said, calling the incident a display of “white textbook privilege.”
“For her to threaten me – a single mother, a single black mother – during a racial pandemic struck my mind,” the blogger continues. “The purpose here is real, transformative change – not optical and performative bull – t. You can’t post that you stand in solidarity as you try to silence someone through the text.”
Mulroney expressed his apologies in the video comments.
“You’re right when you say it needs to stop, ‘” Mulroney wrote, per Person. “As leaders, we have to join hands and make mistakes. I know we have different experiences. And that’s something that, even in the course of a heated argument, I have to recognize and understand . I don’t have the patience to not work with you, and for whatever hurt I did. “
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Mulroney then referred to his relationship with Markle, 38, calling their relationship and the time of the Duchess of Sussex a “deep education.”
“I learned a lot from there,” Mulroney admits. “I pledge to continue to learn and listen to how I can use my privilege to raise and support black voices.”
After a public apology, Exeter shared a screenshot of a direct message he received from Mulroney, which contained the threat of a lawsuit.
“Accountability [sic] suit. Good luck, “Mulroney wrote.
Then on Thursday, Mulroney released a statement of his own in the matter.
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“As some of you have seen, @SashaExeter and I have a disagreement,” she wrote on Instagram. “He called me a lot of us when it comes to getting involved in important and difficult conversations about race and injustice in our society. I took it personally and it was wrong. I knew I had to do better. it’s a platform to speak. “
Meanwhile, insiders close to Markle and Prince Harry revealed at the Vanity Fair that the royal couple remain “united” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.