Duchess Meghan’s friend, fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney, is speaking out as the latest to defend her and Prince Harry following what many celebrities have called unfair criticism of the royal couple.
“3 years of undeserved hate and abuse. It’s enough,” Mulroney wrote on Instagram. “When someone faces unfair criticism, you call it out. When that person is your friend and your family, you call those critics what they truly are. Shame on you, you racist bullies.”
Mulroney’s friendship with the duchess dates back to her days acting on “Suits.” Since then, the two have stayed close and Mulroney’s kids were in Harry and Meghan’s wedding party.
Mulroney also shared a screenshot of a tweet from “The Good Place” actress and activist Jameela Jamil, who slammed the British media’s criticism.
“Just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it…” Jamil tweeted Tuesday. “Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”
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Mulroney and Jamil a growing list of celebrities are speaking out against backlash to the royal couple’s use of private flights to travel on vacation with baby Archie.
Elton John went on a Twitter tear Monday, calling coverage of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry “distorted and malicious,” comparing it to the “unnecessary press intrusion” he feels led to Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
The Daily Mail recently declared the Sussexes’ private jet flight to France last week “embroiled (them) in another hypocrisy row” due to their outspoken support for environmental issues, including campaigning against climate change. Other British tabloids, such as The Sun, reported similar criticism, labeling the royal family “eco-warriors.” “Eco-hypocrites,” jibed the Daily Express.
“I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week,” John tweeted in response.
Ellen DeGeneres and Pink have since also chimed in to praise the royal couple and those defending them.
“Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their work on wildlife conservation,” DeGeneres tweeted. “They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.”
Pink added she was “happy to see people coming to the defense of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control. Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh? Let’s show our children that it’s cool to be kind.”
Contributing: Maria Puente