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Heather Morris offers apology after defending late Glee co-star Mark Salling in insensitive tweets – Daily Mail

Heather Morris has offered a sincere apology coming under fire for what she now admits were ‘insensitive’ tweets. 

The 33-year-old actress took to Twitter after receiving backlash for defending her late Glee co-star Mark Salling, who infamously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

She wrote in a statement: ‘To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused. 

Sincerely sorry: Heather Morris offered a sincere apology Monday on Twitter after receiving backlash for defending her late Glee co-star Mark Salling (pictured in December, 2019)

Sincerely sorry: Heather Morris offered a sincere apology Monday on Twitter after receiving backlash for defending her late Glee co-star Mark Salling (pictured in December, 2019)

Sincerely sorry: Heather Morris offered a sincere apology Monday on Twitter after receiving backlash for defending her late Glee co-star Mark Salling (pictured in December, 2019)

Surrounded by controversy: Salling died of suicide at 35 years old in January of 2018, after entering a guilty plea the previous September in his child pornography possession case (pictured in November, 2015)

Surrounded by controversy: Salling died of suicide at 35 years old in January of 2018, after entering a guilty plea the previous September in his child pornography possession case (pictured in November, 2015)

Surrounded by controversy: Salling died of suicide at 35 years old in January of 2018, after entering a guilty plea the previous September in his child pornography possession case (pictured in November, 2015)

‘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.’

Salling died of suicide at 35 years old in January of 2018, after entering a guilty plea the previous September in his child pornography possession case.

Morris responded to a tweet last week, which included a still from Glee with a vomiting emoji over Salling’s face, writing: ‘The vomit face on Marks face is offensive.’

Public apology: The 33-year-old wrote in a statement: 'To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused'

Public apology: The 33-year-old wrote in a statement: 'To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused'

Public apology: The 33-year-old wrote in a statement: ‘To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused’

Acknowledging trauma: She added: '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' (pictured in March, 2015)

Acknowledging trauma: She added: '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' (pictured in March, 2015)

Acknowledging trauma: She added: ‘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’ (pictured in March, 2015)

Insensitive tweet: Morris responded to a tweet last week, which included a still from Glee with a vomiting emoji over Salling's face, writing: 'The vomit face on Marks face is offensive'

Insensitive tweet: Morris responded to a tweet last week, which included a still from Glee with a vomiting emoji over Salling's face, writing: 'The vomit face on Marks face is offensive'

Insensitive tweet: Morris responded to a tweet last week, which included a still from Glee with a vomiting emoji over Salling’s face, writing: ‘The vomit face on Marks face is offensive’

Expressing grief: She doubled down in a series of tweets, expressing her grief over losing multiple friends, while acknowledging the unfortunate circumstances of his passing

Expressing grief: She doubled down in a series of tweets, expressing her grief over losing multiple friends, while acknowledging the unfortunate circumstances of his passing

Expressing grief: She doubled down in a series of tweets, expressing her grief over losing multiple friends, while acknowledging the unfortunate circumstances of his passing

She doubled down in a series of tweets, expressing her grief over losing multiple friends, while acknowledging the unfortunate circumstances of his passing. 

The Spring Breakers actress wrote: ‘I don’t feel the need to ever justify something because somethings are better left unsaid. Y’all 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 hard for so many of us.’

She added: ‘We did not loose just 2 cast members, we lost 3. And it is SO incredible 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 at one point and he was mentally SICK. Yes pedophelia is a sickness but…’

Morris concluded: ‘Although I don’t want to have to say all that, its truthful. So THANK YOU for treated me with such disrespect and unkindness during a time that I can’t get through a day without balling my eyes out at the loss of my entire Glee family… thank you.’ 

It comes after Naya Rivera, who played her wife Santana Lopez on Glee, died by drowning in July at 33, while boating with son Josey, five.

Work wife: It comes after Naya Rivera, who played her wife Santana Lopez on Glee, died by drowning in July at 33, while boating with son Josey, five

Work wife: It comes after Naya Rivera, who played her wife Santana Lopez on Glee, died by drowning in July at 33, while boating with son Josey, five

Work wife: It comes after Naya Rivera, who played her wife Santana Lopez on Glee, died by drowning in July at 33, while boating with son Josey, five

Proud moms: Rivera's death was met with outpouring of grief and support from her friends, family and fans, including Morris, who posted the tribute with photos of Josey playing with her sons Owen, four, and Elijah, seven

Proud moms: Rivera's death was met with outpouring of grief and support from her friends, family and fans, including Morris, who posted the tribute with photos of Josey playing with her sons Owen, four, and Elijah, seven

Proud moms: Rivera’s death was met with outpouring of grief and support from her friends, family and fans, including Morris, who posted the tribute with photos of Josey playing with her sons Owen, four, and Elijah, seven

New Directions: Morris starred as cheerleader Brittany Pierce on the Fox musical series Glee for its sixth season run from 2009 to 2015

New Directions: Morris starred as cheerleader Brittany Pierce on the Fox musical series Glee for its sixth season run from 2009 to 2015

New Directions: Morris starred as cheerleader Brittany Pierce on the Fox musical series Glee for its sixth season run from 2009 to 2015

Rivera’s death was met with outpouring of grief and support from her friends, family and fans, including Morris, who wrote on Instagram: ‘You are and always will be the strongest and most resilient human being I know, and I vowed to carry that with me as I continue to live my life.’

The Dancing with the Stars alum posted the tribute with photos of Josey playing with her sons Owen, four, and Elijah, seven, whom she shares with husband Taylor Hubbell, 33.

She added: ‘I have countless pictures of our babies playing, because we shared that kind of pride and joy. So I’m showing the world a photo of our little goof balls for you, because I know that meant more than anything and they remind me of you and I.’

Morris starred as cheerleader Brittany Pierce on the Fox musical series Glee for its sixth season run from 2009 to 2015.

The cast previously mourned the loss of star Cory Monteith, who died at 31 of an alcohol and heroin overdose in July of 2013.

Tragic loss: The cast previously mourned the loss of star Cory Monteith, who died at 31 of an alcohol and heroin overdose in July of 2013 (pictured in August, 2012)

Tragic loss: The cast previously mourned the loss of star Cory Monteith, who died at 31 of an alcohol and heroin overdose in July of 2013 (pictured in August, 2012)

Tragic loss: The cast previously mourned the loss of star Cory Monteith, who died at 31 of an alcohol and heroin overdose in July of 2013 (pictured in August, 2012)

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