AUTHOR Emily Giffin has repeated an apology for saying Meghan Markle appeared “unmaternal” and “phony” in a video posted to celebrate son Archie’s birthday.
“I need to be more careful about the impact of my words,” she tells the Associated Press.
Describing herself as “unfiltered”, Giffin says: “The person I am in real life, and the person that you see on social media, definitely means that I’m going to make mistakes, too.”
The author admits her comments about Meghan “were not legitimate” and “just mean.”
“I’m going to do better,” she says.
Despite apologising for her comments after the initial backlash, Giffin maintains women should be able to voice their opinion without fear of facing a vicious backlash.
“You know, as women or as people, like, should we just never get to criticise?” she questions.
“Criticism is legitimate. But just that wasn’t the case with these comments.”
Giffin’s remarks about Meghan and Archie included screenshots of messages exchanged with a friend, in which the pair claimed to feel “so sorry” for Archie, calling their mother-son relationship “uncomfortable.”