The gloves are off and the claws are out in the spat between former Sex and the City co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall.
The long-running feud between the two has been public knowledge for a number of years, and is the main reason a third film won’t be made.
However, Cattrall, who earned fans worldwide for her sassy role as Samantha Jones in the hit TV series and movies, has aired their dirty laundry on social media this week, in the wake of the sudden death of her brother.
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“I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time (Sarah Jessica Parker),” Cattrall posted on Instagram just hours ago, along with a scathing caption attacking Parker.
“Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now,” Cattrall wrote about Parker, who played lead character Carrie Bradshaw.
Just days ago, Cattrall suffered the tragic sudden loss of her brother Chris. On Monday she had posted a photo on Instagram, asking her 265,000 followers to “help bring him home safe”, as he had been missing for a number of days.
Hours later she confirmed he had died.
“At this time we ask for privacy but we want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time.”
Parker discussed the tragedy during a publicity event for her new TV show Divorce in New York City on Thursday, and also left a message of condolence on Cattrall’s Instagram post.
But a mourning Cattrall saw red and lashed out: “Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona. Copy and paste link https://nypost.com/2017/10/07/inside-the-mean-girls-culture-that-destroyed-sex-and-the-city/
Cattrall had also put a post up thanking her SATC colleagues for the “outpouring of support”, with the hashtag SexandtheCity.
Fans are divided over the public airing of the spat. Some are congratulating Cattrall for her strength while others are blaming her for ruining their favourite show which is all about the power of female friendships.