‘Good Morning America’ Cuts Ties With Jessica Mulroney Over Alleged Social Media Threat To Black Influencer
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ABC cut the connection to Jessica Mulroney, Good Morning America employee, celebrity stylist and best friend of Meghan Markle, after a firestorm on social media for comments Mulroney reportedly directed to black influencer Sasha Exeter.
“As Jessica Mulroney said last night, she's stepping down from her job responsibilities, and that includes Good Morning America. It won't be on our show anymore, ”ABC's Good Morning America announced on Friday on its official Twitter account.
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As Jessica Mulroney said last night, she's stepping down from her job responsibilities, and that includes Good Morning America. It will no longer appear on our show.
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Mulroney has worked as a fashion contributor for GMA since 2018.
Exeter accused Mulroney of threatening her after asking Exeter for public figures to use their social media as a platform forever.
Exeter said in an almost 12-minute video on Instagram that she wanted her colleagues and those with a social media presence to "speak loudly, stand up, and use her voice forever to fight what's going on with this racial war." and what happens to the black community. "
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Exeter said Mulroney considered her call to action a personal attack and threatened her in writing last week.
On Thursday, Canadian Bell Media said it pulled Mulroney's CTV reality series I Do, Redo, because of Mulroney's behavior, "which contradicts our commitment to diversity and equality."
"Bell Media and CTV encourage our entire team, including our on-air talent, to show respect, inclusiveness and solidarity as we commit to working better and more openly to hear and amplify black voices and not to minimize them "Bell Media said in a statement. "Because the recent behavior of one of our moderators, Jessica Mulroney, conflicts with our commitment to diversity and equality, CTV I Do, Redo has removed Redo from all Bell Media channels and platforms with immediate effect."
Mulroney, who is known to be a close friend of Markle, became known in the United States after Markle married Prince Harry. Mulroney's father-in-law, Brian Mulroney, was Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993.
Mulroney made her own statement on Instagram, saying the incident had caused her to withdraw from the work for the time being.
"The events that have taken place in the past few days have made it clear that I still have something to do," she wrote in part. "I will take the time to think about my family, to learn them and to focus on them."
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