Katherine Heigl Apologizes After Posing for Selfies in New York Cemetery, Sparking Uproar
The former "Grey's Anatomy" star deleted the photos before issuing an apology on Instagram.
Katherine Heigl has apologized after a grave mistake where she took selfies at a New York cemetery.
The 39-year-old actress posed solemnly at the headstone of her brother, Jason, who lost his life in a car accident when he was 16. Her grandparents are also buried there.
She acknowledges she committed a blunder when she took selfies in front of the gravesites of strangers.
“It’s kind of a heavy thing to go and visit my loved ones' graves and I tried to find some moments of levity and humor and didn't realize how inappropriate I was being," Heigl said in an Instagram video posted Monday. "So, I deeply apologize and want to think you guys for understanding that sometimes I don't think things through clearly enough."
She added that she "didn't realize how inappropriate I was being."
The original posts, which she put up on Instagram Sunday, have since been taken down.
One selfie was captioned "with an impatient angel."
Her husband, musician Josh Kelly, also posted video on social media walking through the cemetery in Buffalo with his arm wrapped around an imaginary ghost.
The reaction on social media was extremely negative.
"The most inappropriate thing I’ve ever seen,” one comment read.
Another said her actions are in "poor taste."
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