Katherine Heigl has apologized after posting jokey photos of herself and her husband posing next to gravestones. The actress first posted photos of herself visiting the graves of her brother (who died as a teen in a car accident) and grandparents in a New York cemetery over the weekend, but also posted photos of herself posing in front of a monument featuring two angel statues (caption: "I also managed to get in a little gossip with the girls,") and posing with another angel statue atop a grave site as she appeared to take a selfie with what she jokingly called the "impatient angel." She also posted a picture of husband Josh Kelley standing next to a gravestone marked "Kelley," joking in the caption that he "found his own grave…which was weird." You can see the images here.
After backlash, however, she removed the photos from Instagram and posted two videos apologizing, Us Weekly reports. "I realized you guys are right. It was not appropriate and it was disrespectful and I’ve taken it down," she said. "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 humor and didn’t realize how inappropriate I was being. I deeply apologize 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. And thank you for forgiving me. Next time I will be more thoughtful about other people’s feelings and not just my own." (Read more Katherine Heigl stories.)