Jessica Mulroney should have known better than to flaunt her white privilege around. After all, she is the best friend of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The stylist has been accused by Sasha Exeter, a lifestyle blogger who happens to be black of white privilege.
The best friend of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Jessica Mulroney had been called out for flaunting her power and white privilege. Her accuser is lifestyle blogger, Sasha Exeter who happens to be an influential black woman.
We were only made aware of this a few days ago and thought we would comment on it. As the BFF of a biracial member of the British Royal family, Mulroney should’ve known better. Meghan is believed to be ‘mortified’ by what Jessica has said and is reportedly cutting ties with her.
Now, to add more context to what actually happened, let’s do a deep dive.
What Actually Happened Between Sasha Exeter And Jessica Mulroney?
According to Sasha, Jessica took ‘offence’ when she [Sasha] encouraged people on social media to speak out against injustices that were plaguing society in the wake of George Floyd’s unlawful death at the hands of white police officers. Mulroney mistook this as a ‘personal’ threat and threatened her in writing by threatening to sue her.
Exeter was making a generic call-to-action for people to speak up against the injustice society has been facing. It had zero to do with Jessica.
It’s Not About You, Jessica!
White privilege is a massive problem and it cannot be denied. We need to ask the question of what makes people who flaunt the colour of their skin better than anyone else?
Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter what colour your skin is, you should have the same rights as everyone else. In the case of Jessica Mulroney, she just assumed Sasha’s call-to-action was about her, because she is ultra-rich and privileged. Despite having apologised, she is still not forgiven for how she treated Ms Exeter.
Sasha said in her video, which you can see here at this link, that Jessica not once showed support for Black Lives Matter. She [Sasha] mentioned that Mulroney didn’t view it as ‘important’ enough. Not to mention, her best friend being the most famous black woman in the world. Ms Exeter also took a swipe at how the stylist has been promoting her show, I Do, Redo without even mentioning #BLM.
Since the allegations against Mulroney came out, she has been fired from GMA (Good Morning America) and I Do, Redo has been cancelled. This was exactly what she feared would happen if she supported Black Lives Matter. In her eyes, her job and wealth were more important than a cause close to her BFF’s heart.
Jessica Mulroney’s best friend is, as we’ve mentioned several times on the blog, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Now, their friendship seems to be in shambles. We mentioned that Prince Harry’s wife was believed to be mortified and has reportedly cut ties with her friend.
However, this is not confirmed as the report came from tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail. Meghan has not commented on the scandal herself so we don’t know if this comment is true or not. If this did happen, then Mulroney has lost herself a friend. This probably wouldn’t matter to her anyway given she has other wealthy pals.
Meghan’s friendship meant a lot to Jessica as she was allowed to babysit little Archie, or so the story goes, when the Duchess and her husband briefly returned to the UK to complete their last public engagement. Though, if the stylist cared about the former actress, she should have thought about how her words to Sasha Exeter would’ve affected her if the news got out.
Why Does Jessica Mulroney Think She’s A Big Deal?
It’s one thing to be the best friend of a British Royal, but it’s something else entirely to threaten an associate who happens to have a different skin colour to you. We have every reason to believe that Jessica Mulroney considers herself fortunate because of her white privileged background. Let’s review, shall we?
First off, she was born Jessica Brownstein, the daughter of Stephen Brownstein who descended from the founder of Browns Shoes and is a shoe mogul. Fashion was always going to engrained in her DNA.
She is also the wife of television personality Ben Mulroney whose father is Brian Mulroney, a former Prime Minister of Canada. One of her sister-in-laws is Vanessa Mulroney who is a former journalist for society gossip rag, Tatler. Jessica has dressed everyone from BFF Meghan to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Candanian PM, Justin Trudeau.
While having a load of connections is great and all, it’s not so great when you accuse people of saying something about you when the comment they made wasn’t even aimed at you personally. God, you’re a 40-year-old woman who has a load of influence and you can’t even read between the lines of a social post? That’s stupid as heck!
Also, posting a statement and a website link to your Instagram account does not make up for what you said to Sasha.