Author Emily Giffin comments: 'I am truly sorry for that negative impact'
The famous "Something Borrowed" author, 48, releases a declaration. She is saying she's sincerely sorry over her current comments concerning Meghan Markle's role in a newly release video of the Duchess explaining to her son, Archie, in celebration of his first birthday.
On her Instagram account on Wednesday, Giffin gave many since-deleted posts criticizing Markle, 38, declaring she's a "phony" and should "go away."
Following her judgments obtained contrary reaction online, Giffin tentatively present her Instagram account private. It was finally opened to the people and the comments regarding Markle had been eliminated.
The writer additionally shared a picture of herself standing near to a cardboard pattern of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. As well as many screenshots of comments she'd made toward Markle of a positive nature.
She discuss the response to her comments in the caption.
"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," she started the caption. "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."
The writer later write claims that her judgment of the Duchess is root to racism.
"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," she wrote. "Further, I was appall 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."
Giffin later told she have understanding for Markle, especially in her decision with Harry, to "step back" as superior parts of the noble family.
"Moreover, 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," Giffin told. "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."
She ended with "And I am truly sorry for that negative impact."