Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl apologized in a series of videos posted to Instagram Sunday (June 24th) for posting photos of her visit to a cemetery in Buffalo, New York. Some of the photos she posted that have since been deleted were of the actress posing alongside a memorial for her late older brother, who died in 1986 from injuries suffered in a car accident.
However, Heigl also posted pictures, along with her husband, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley, posing next to various monuments at the cemetery, including a selfie with an angel and a picture with her husband posing next to a headstone with his name on it. "He found his own grave… which was weird."
"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," she said on Instagram. "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."
Heigl realized the error of her ways after she received criticism on her Instagram page.