The one good thing about Ashley Jacobs’ presence on Southern Charm was her ability to bring the fandom together. No, she isn’t some great leader or inspiration, but everyone with eyes and ears couldn’t help supporting Kathryn Dennis after all of the insults Ashley threw her way.
Ashley criticized Kathryn’s parenting. Several times. She even had the audacity to refer to her as an egg donor. The Southern Charm cast members and the fans couldn’t help being disgusted with Ashley’s vitriol. When she filmed the reunion, after watching the episodes and seeing the viewer feedback, Ashley continued to stand by her words. Now she’s singing a different tune and apologizing to Kathryn…. Well, she posted on social media, from her public account instead of talking to Kathryn one-on-one.
Is Ashley’s Instagram apology the right move to make? Or is it just her way of saving face? Why not just talk to Kathryn privately? Maybe she did both. That’s doubtful, but who knows.
She started out the post by addressing the viewers…. so is this about Kathryn or the court of public opinion? Ashley wrote, “To all of the Southern Charm fans, in general. And to Kathryn, in particular.” Doesn’t she have Kathryn’s phone number? Couldn’t she email her or even just write up a note an drop it off? I would suggest sliding in the DM’s, but I can’t help feeling like they have each other blocked.
Ashley wrote, “I owe you an apology. I’d like to apologize for how I treated Kathryn, and how badly I disrespected her. I’m not sure what made me think it was OK to speak to a mother that way.” I have a few guesses: alcohol, gaslighting from Thomas Ravenel, and maybe encouragement from shit-stirring producers.
She (finally) admitted, “It was not my place to say anything at all, much less the reckless comments I made. I crossed a line and hurt people who don’t deserve it.”
Ashley shared, “After many chats with my friends and family with children, I never understood the unbreakable bond a parent has with their child. I can listen and learn and be far more respectful in the future but until I’m blessed with a child I can never truly understand the sacrifices a parent makes on behalf of their children.” Hopefully that “future” does not take place on reality television.
She also claimed, “I can’t rightfully describe how sorry I am, but I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t at least try.” As JoJo once sang, this just seems like “too little, too late.” Did she truly see the error in her ways or is she just trying decrease the hateful comments on social media?
TELL US- ARE YOU SURPRISED ASHLEY APOLOGIZED? WAS IT SINCERE OR WAS IT A PR TACTIC? DO YOU WANT ASHLEY TO RETURN FOR A SECOND SEASON?
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