In the wake of the tragic loss of her brother, Kim Cattrall has taken to Instagram to thank those who’ve expressed support during this unimaginably difficult time. However, Cattrall made it very clear there is one person whose sympathy is not welcome: her former Sex and the City costar, Sarah Jessica Parker.
The latest rift in a reportedly long-running feud between the pair shortly followed the news that Cattrall’s younger brother, Chris, was found dead at his home in Canada — mere hours after Cattrall posted a message on social media asking fans for help finding her missing sibling.
When news broke that Chris was found deceased, fans and colleagues of Cattrall’s began reaching out to share their condolences for the actor.
This includes Parker, who extended her sympathies during an interview with Entertainment Tonight when asked about the tragedy. “If somebody in your life, whether you’re in touch with them or not, [is] suffering for any reason, it’s involuntary that you want to convey condolences or sadness or just let someone know you’re thinking about them,” Parker said.
Cattrall clearly did not share Parker’s viewpoint, and she headed to Instagram to spell out where the former costars now stand. First, Cattrall posted a seemingly innocuous and sincere message addressing the response to her brother’s untimely death.
“I would like to thank my fans, friends, and my #SexandtheCity colleagues for the outpouring of support for myself and family over the past 72 hours,” Cattrall wrote. She then followed the first post with a second message, this time directed at Parker.
In it, Cattrall pointedly said, “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker.” She added a lengthy caption that left little doubt about her feelings on the matter.
“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,” Cattrall wrote. “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.”
Cattrall included in the caption the link to an article by New York Post writer Paula Froelich. The article describes the supposed mean-girl culture on the Sex and the City set, which, according to Froelich’s sources, left Cattrall on the outside.
At this time, Parker has not responded to Cattrall’s post.