“To all those that felt triggered by my message, I need to sincerely apologize for the hurt I induced,” the actress, 33, tweeted on Monday, December 21. “Whether or not you, a good friend, a member of the family has been a sufferer of pedophilia, I understand my phrases might have been insensitive to your expertise and for that I can’t specific sufficient how sorry I’m.”
— heather (@HeatherMorrisTV) December 22, 2020
Morris made headlines on Thursday, December 17, when she responded to a retweet from her former costar Kevin McHale in regards to the tenth anniversary of Glee’s Christmas episode. Within the unique submit, a fan positioned an emoji over Salling, who died by suicide at age 35 in January 2018 after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
“The vomit face on Marks face is offensive,” Morris, who performed Brittany S. Pierce on the Fox musical comedy-drama, responded in a since-deleted tweet.
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The subsequent day, the Dancing With the Stars alum doubled down on her tweet, writing that she didn’t “really feel the necessity to ever justify one thing as a result of somethings [sic] are higher left unsaid.” She went on to name the vacation season “INCREDIBLY laborious for therefore many people,” noting that the Glee forged “didn’t lose simply 2 forged members, we misplaced 3,” referencing Salling, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera.
“It’s SO unbelievable [sic] robust to should act like that third one is invisible, as a result of although his actions are unjustifiable, he was part of our household at one level and he was mentally SICK,” she continued in a since-deleted tweet earlier than calling out the individuals who handled her “with such disrespect and unkindness throughout a time that I can’t get via a day with out balling [sic] my eyes out on the lack of my total Glee household.”
Monteith, who starred as Finn Hudson on the present, was the primary Glee forged member to die after suffering a fatal overdose at age 31 in July 2013. Salling’s demise got here practically 5 years later, and Rivera, who was close friends with Morris, by chance drowned in a lake at age 33 in July.