It was only a matter of time before Helen Flanagan came out all tears and apologies in response to her recent gun photo backlash. 'It was the stupidest thing I've ever done,' said the former Corrie star. Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook elementary in America last Friday when 20 kids and 6 adults were killed, Miss Flanagan found herself splashed across the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with the majority of people slamming her actions as insensitive and thoughtless. Appearing on ITV1's Daybreak, the actress and model has since said she has been 'shattered' and 'mortified' by the press's response.
Here's the gist of what she said: "It was just a completely out of context tweet, completely... I did the tweet and it was some different pictures in one and it was relating to a hangover on Monday night... And I put something like, oh head... you know, and I treated this picture completely carelessly, like it was the stupidest thing I've ever done in my life."
"I started getting all these reactions of, 'How insensitive, how could you do this?' and I just felt sick... I just deleted it straight away, I rang my best friend and I was like, 'I can't believe what I've just done', and I said to her, 'Shall I reply to these saying how sorry I am?'"And then I thought no, it will just draw attention to the fact of completely what I've done - it's so humiliating."
She's not surprised by the media's negative reaction, though. "Absolutely, I absolutely hated myself for it. I am incredibly sorry and I couldn't be more sorry... And I tweeted it completely out of context - it was just about this hangover and it was never, I mean I really do - my heart bleeds for all the families... I think what I did was ridiculously stupid… it was the stupidest thing I've ever done - I would never, ever want to hurt anyone."
Well it seems she's learned her lesson; always think before you act. Thoughts?