Sarah Jessica Parker Explains Twitter Feud About Twins, Girl Bashing
Sarah Jessica Parker is finally opening up about her recent, mysterious Twitter feud. Last month, the Sex and the City actress got into a heated argument with a woman named Sarah Symonds, who questioned if Parker was actually the mother of her twins Marion and Tabitha.
"I kept scrolling and then I was like, ‘Wait a minute, did she just say that?'" Parker said to The Edit of going through comments. "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."
"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," Parker continued. "But I wrote back, 'What? Like, is this fun?'" (At the time, Symonds quickly deleted the tweet in question after Parker responded.)
Parker, 49, and husband Matthew Broderick welcomed their twin girls back in June 2009 via surrogate. The married couple of 17 years, who are also parents to 12-year-old son James, typically keep a low profile with their family while residing in NYC. However, for Parker, this was an attack worth responding to.
"I can't figure out what she hated so much about me that she did that. And I just can't imagine anything lower than that," Parker added to The Edit. "I don't think you can be like that without thinking about what you are saying. Other people can be mean, and that's something I just have to make peace with. 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."
The feud was an eye-opener for Parker, in more ways than one. "I can't stand [it] when women say unfriendly things to other women," she added of women bashing each other. "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! 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."