Sarah Jessica Parker Issues Strange Statement on Cynthia Nixon's New York Governor Run

Is that an endorsement, or...?

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2018 has already seen a lot of Sex and the City 3 drama (opens in new tab) between Kim Cattrall and her former co-stars (who were definitely not friends, just colleagues (opens in new tab), apparently). And now, Sarah Jessica Parker has weighed in on Cynthia Nixon's run for Governor of New York (opens in new tab), and her initial statement is a bit strange.


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Charlotte York herself, Kristin Davis, fully supports Nixon's campaign (opens in new tab), writing on Instagram, "@cynthiaenixon is stepping up to run for Governor of NY. I am thrilled to support her and I know that she cares deeply about the issues facing all of us. I’m so proud of her and I know she will work tirelessly to create change for all who need representation."

And even Cattrall, despite her differences with the cast, appeared to support Nixon's new role (opens in new tab), by tweeting, "I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices."

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However, Parker initially told Page Six (opens in new tab), "Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls. I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid."

But on Thursday, Parker shared a message of wholehearted support on Instagram (opens in new tab), endorsing her "sister on and off screen" in her run:

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The former Sex and the City star announced that she was running for governor of New York earlier in March, when she posted an emotive campaign video. Of her run, Nixon said (opens in new tab):

"New York is my home. I've never lived anywhere else. When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a fifth-floor walk-up....We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty....I've never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change.


Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.