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Author Emily Giffin Admits Her Comments About Meghan Markle Were 'Just Mean'

Author Emily Giffin Admits Her Comments About Meghan Markle Were 'Just Mean'

Emily Giffin has opened up about her mean comments about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in a new interview, while promoting her new book.

The author came under fire last month when she called the 38-year-old Duchess a “phony” and “unmaternal”.

Now, Emily is admitting that she took her comments too far.

“Well, you know, there’s one thing to have, you know, to in general have legitimate criticisms of people, but that’s a whole other thing,” Emily said to AP (via ET Canada). “My comments were not legitimate. They were just mean, so that’s sort of two separate things.”

She continued, “I mean, I do think it’s OK that there’s this whole idea of is it ever OK to criticize one another? You know, as women or as is people like should we just never get to criticize? And I think we can go too far with that. I don’t think we need to treat each other with kid gloves. Women treat each other as women with kid gloves, especially when criticized.”

“Criticism is legitimate. But just that wasn’t the case with these comments.”

Emily‘s first comments about Meghan came after she and husband, Prince Harry, shared a video of reading to their son Archie as they raised money for Save the Children.

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