Jennifer Garner writes sweet letter to Meghan Markle after author calls her 'phoney' and 'unmaternal'

2020-05-07 13:05
 
Jennifer Garner

After sharing an adorable video reading to Archie on his first birthday, Meghan started trending on Twitter – but it turns out, that wasn't the only reason.

Something Borrowed author, Emily Giffin, shared her thoughts about the video on her Instagram account, which she then switched to private, reports E! News.

In what appears to be text messages with a friend who said she feels "so sorry for that little boy" because "it's sad how she seemed just slightly annoyed Archie wasn't fully cooperating to her standards" Emily responded "completely" before calling Meghan "unmaternal and "phoney".

In another comment, captured by journalist Kaitlin Menza and shared on Twitter, she said the video appeared to be "the Megan show".

Fans of the Duchess of Sussex came to her defence – with many taking to Emily's Amazon book pages to write to the author in the review sections after she made her social media pages private. She later issued a statement, when she did reopen her Instagram account, explaining that she didn't mean for it to come across as "mean-spirited".

"I enjoy following celebrities and analysing them with my readers. I post dozens of IG stories a day in a very honest, unfiltered way, as if I'm confiding directly with close friends. Further, I'm very interested in the British monarchy. I always have been," she said.

She added that some of the things she's said may have come across as "mean-spirited" with people thinking it had "racial undertones". "It was not my intent," she said, "but I understand that intent and impact are two very different things. And I am truly sorry for that negative impact."    

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I enjoy following celebrities and analyzing them with my readers. I post dozens of IG stories a day in a very honest, unfiltered way, as if I’m confiding directly with close friends. Further, I’m very interested in the British monarchy. I always have been. See the link in my bio for an essay I wrote in the days before Meghan and Harry wed. To be clear, I absolutely loved that a biracial, American woman was marrying into the Royal Family. It seemed a wonderful, happy thing for everyone. I celebrated their wedding by hosting a gathering here at my home and posting many, many photos. Further, I was appalled by any signs of racism against her. Over recent months my feelings about BOTH Harry and Meghan changed. 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. I can see how some of my posts may have felt mean-spirited, and could be construed as having racial undertones. It was not my intent, but I understand that intent and impact are two very different things. And I am truly sorry for that negative impact.

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It was mother-of-three, Jennifer Garner, who later penned a sweet letter to Meghan that made all the difference, reports Insider. The actress wrote on Instagram:

"Dear Meghan and Harry,

"Thank you for sharing your gorgeous son with the world and allowing us to join you in celebrating his first birthday."

She went on to thank the couple for their charity work before giving a special nod to Meghan. "Watching you lovingly talk through the pictures while your clever Archie turns the pages - lifts all of us up and reminds us that what may seem like a duck just might turn out to be a rabbit. Thank you for this joyful and meaningful shift in perspective."

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