Sarah Jessica Parker: Twitter Feud After Woman Alleged Twins Were Not Mine
Sarah Jessica Parker has revealed the reason behind last month’s mysterious Twitter feud with a “relationship expert” named Sarah Symonds — the woman had questioned whether Parker was actually the mother of her twin daughters Marion and Tabitha.
Back in April, the typically reserved Parker blasted Symonds for an “outrageous and vulgar tweet” that Symonds had then deleted, leaving everyone in the dark as to what had upset the “Sex and the City” actress.
“You should be ashamed @SarahJSymonds. I hope more people join me in voicing their objection to and holding accountable uninformed and unkind women like yourself who find pleasure and delight in attacking other women,” wrote Parker.
Now, a new The Edit profile of Parker reveals what happened — Symonds suggested that the twins, who were born via surrogate, were not actually Parker and husband Matthew Broderick’s biological children.
Parker tells the outlet, “That was my worry before engaging in social media; I was afraid of it. I see mean stuff every day: when I look at Twitter I scroll with one eye open and one closed. That particular day, it was just one of the things I saw.”
She continues, “I kept scrolling and then I was like, ‘Wait a minute, did she just say that?’ I went back and I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t unhealthy paranoia, this is absolutely conscious. This was a choice.’”
“She, not subtly at all, said that my children are not my children,” explains the actress. “There have been a few – let’s say half a dozen – times in my career when I have wanted to respond. I don’t want to encourage people picking on her, because that’s no better. But I wrote back, ‘What? Like, is this fun?’ She never responded and deleted it.”
Parker took the allegation very personally.
“What is it about me?” she asks. “I am not somebody who shows off her good fortune; I don’t travel with bodyguards, I don’t live a very glamorous life – I am afraid of all that.
The star continues. “I don’t talk about my marriage; I am circumspect about my children. I sometimes regret that people don’t understand all that I do and all that I am because I am embarrassed to talk about what I’ve accomplished – I think it sounds self-centric and narcissistic.”
“I can’t figure out what she hated so much about me that she did that,” Parker says of Symonds. “And I just can’t imagine anything lower than that.”
Parker especially detests when women attack each other.
“Would she say that to my husband? I can’t stand [it] when women say unfriendly things to other women,” she says. “Why does it have to be like that? Why do we go from [I disagree with you] to I hate you, I attack you, I use words that I know are hurtful? And we’ve never met!”
She adds, “You’d think at this point in my life I would be accustomed [to it], but we keep finding new ways of expressing ourselves, new outlets to be unfriendly and cruel.”
What do you think about Parker’s response to Symonds’ attack?
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