Katherine Heigl apologises for gravestone selfies

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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Katherine Heigl has apologised for "inappropriate" selfies that she took at her brother's gravestone last weekend.

The actress - who haas recently replaced the Duchess of Sussex as one in the leads in Suits - was widely criticised after she shared an Instagram picture of her laughing and joking next to gravestones on Sunday 24 June. Another image showed her husband, Josh Kelley, leaning on a grave-marker that shared his name.

Heigl's older brother died in a car crash when he was 16 in 1986. The actress has now deleted the pictures and shared two videos in which she apologises.

She stressed that she added humour to the occasion as a way of managing personal sadness.

"I noticed on my Instagram page that the post I posted earlier was getting a lot of reaction, and I realised you guys are right," Heigl said.

"It was not appropriate and it was disrespectful and I've taken it down. It's kind of a heavy thing to go and visit my loved ones' graves, and I decided to find some moments of levity and humour and didn't realise how inappropriate I was being."


A post shared by Katherine Heigl (@katherineheigl) on Jun 24, 2018 at 5:05pm PDT


A post shared by Katherine Heigl (@katherineheigl) on Jun 24, 2018 at 5:09pm PDT

Heigl thanked social media users for bringing the error to her attention and vowed to be mindful going forward.

"I deeply apologise and I thank you guys for understanding that sometimes I don't think things through clearly enough and I am grateful for your input and for giving me a heads up when I'm maybe going too far," she said.

"Thank you for forgiving me. Next time I will be more thoughtful about other people's feelings and not just my own."

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