The cast of Glee continue to look back at their time together. But Heather Morris, who played Brittany S. Pierce, wasn’t happy with a co-star’s post covered up Mark Salling, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman. She is now apologizing for her tweets.
Heather Morris was offended by Mark Salling’s face being covered in photos
Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams, tweeted photos in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Glee‘s Christmas episode. Salling’s face was covered with an emoji that looked like it was throwing up.
Morris replied to this post with “The vomit face on Marks [sic] face is offensive.” Many fans were upset by this.
That’s because Salling plead guilty to a federal offense of possessing child pornography and admitted to possessing 25,000 images of children engaged in sexual conduct in 2017, according to Deadline. He later died by suicide in 2018.
Morris later tweeted, “We did not loose [sic] just 2 cast members, we lost 3. And it is SO incredible [sic] tough to have to act like that 3rd one is invisible, because even though his actions are unjustifiable, he was a part of our family.”
She added, “I don’t feel the need to ever justify something because somethings are better left unsaid. Ya’ll who have lots of things to say, I get it, I UNDERSTAND you…somethings are unforgivable. But this holiday season, amongst ALL holiday seasons is INCREDIBLE [sic] hard for so many of us.”
Many fans saw her statement as overlooking Salling’s actions or defending him. Some of them asked Morris to look into the details of his case.
She apologized to those who were triggered
Morris posted a statement on Dec. 21 on Instagram in response to the backlash. She acknowledged that she hurt some fans with her tweet.
“To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused,” it read. “Whether you, a friend, a family member has been a victim of pedophilia, I realize my words may have been insensitive to your experience and for that I can’t express enough how sorry I am.”
This isn’t the first time Morris has upset fans this year. She previously made several social media posts that received backlash.
She previously was criticized for another statement.
Samantha Marie Ware, who played Jane Hayward in Glee, accused Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry, of making her life “hell” while working together. There were more actors who then came forward accusing Michele of being unkind.
Morris tweeted a statement in response to this. “Very much so; for Lea to treat others with disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out,” it read. “And yet, it’s also on us because to allow it to go on for so long without speaking out is something else we’re learning along with the rest of society.”
She then added, “But, at the current moment its implied that she is a racist and although I cannot comment on her beliefs, I think we’re assuming, and you know what happens when we all assume…”
Some fans pointed out that Morris previously had an All Lives Matter post on Instagram from 2016. Therefore some people didn’t think it was her place to comment on whether Michele’s actions were racist.
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