‘Glee’ star Heather Morris apologizes for defending co-star. Here’s why
‘Glee’ alum Heather Morris deleted her defense of co-star Mark Salling, who was sentenced to prison over child pornography.
“Glee” alum Heather Morris has apologized on social media after rushing to the defense of her late co-star Mark Salling.
Morris — who played cheerleader Brittany on “Glee” — posted a series of tweets that supported Salling, who died by suicide at age 35 just weeks after being sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography, according to People magazine.
Morris tweeted a photo that had a vomiting emoji over Salling’s face.
- “The vomit face on Marks face is offensive,” she wrote on Twitter. Co-star Kevin McHale retweeted her tweet.
Criticism came soon after, slamming Morris for defending the criminal co-star. She defended him in a series of tweets, though. She also defended the loss of her fellow co-stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, who both died in the last few years, too.
Morris apologized soon after
Morris later apologized for rushing to the defense of Salling, saying she understands people might have been triggered by her decision.
- “To all those who felt triggered by my message, I want to sincerely apologize for the harm I caused,” she said. ”Whether you, a friend (or) 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.”
Indeed, the “Glee” cast has been dealing with grief since the show ended its run. The cast lost co-star Cory Monteith, who died in 2013 from an alleged overdose. This year, the cast lost Naya Rivera, who was found dead after she went missing at Lake Piru in California.