Blake Lively ‘mortified’ by Catherine’s joke after princess’ cancer news

After the Princess of Wales announced on Friday that she is undergoing treatment for cancer, American actor Blake Lively apologized to Catherine for joking about a doctored family photo that the latter recently published as speculation about her whereabouts became rampant.

“I’m sure no one cares today, but I feel like I have to acknowledge this. I made a crazy post about the ‘Photoshop fails’ frenzy, and oh man, that post bummed me out today,” Lively wrote on Instagram. The Gossip Girl and A Simple Favor star added: “I’m sorry. I always send love and good wishes to everyone.”

Lively, who is married to actor and co-owner of Wrexham AFC Ryan Reynolds, also deleted photos of herself advertising certain drinks, which were poorly edited and captioned: “Now you know why I’m (missing). “

The post, which was deleted by Lively, came shortly after Catherine marked Mother’s Day in Britain with a photo of her with her children – George 10, Charlotte, eight, and Louis, five – which major news organizations withdrew from distribution, claiming it was altered. . After the photo sparked unfounded speculation about why Catherine had kept a low profile for most of this year, Catherine apologized for the “confusion” caused by the image and said she had digitally edited it herself.

Lively’s apology came as other US artists are now under pressure to apologize for making jokes at Catherine’s expense, before she revealed on Friday that she has disappeared from the public eye due to cancer discovered after she died in January had undergone abdominal surgery.

Among them was reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who wrote “On our way to find Kate” in an Instagram post published five days before Catherine revealed her ongoing battle with cancer. “I think an apology is needed,” said a reply to the message left on Friday.

Meanwhile, Late Show host Stephen Colbert is said to have received a warning threatening legal action after the comedian joked about another baseless rumor: that Catherine’s absence of late may have stemmed from philandering by her husband, William, the Prince of Wales. Instagram users flooded Colbert’s Instagram page with comments like “Good job making fun of a woman with cancer,” “shame on you,” and “you bullied a woman with cancer.”

Catherine’s announcement on Friday came in a video message recorded in the gardens of Windsor Castle. She said she recently withdrew from public because she and her husband needed time to explain her health situation to their sons and daughter.

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“We hope you understand that as a family we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment,” she said in the video, along with other comments. “I am doing well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal – in my mind, body and spirit.”

The Press Association has contributed report