After an Instagram post on which, in jest, she reminded herself not to overeat on Thanksgiving caused screams of shame, Sarah Michelle Gellar says I'm sorry.
"It struck me that some people think I was" embarrassed "by this publication, which could not be further from my intentions," he said in a statement obtained by E! After Saturday's publication, thousands of comments were collected.
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The post included a series of lingerie photos from a shoot with Maximum in 2007, that Gellar, 41, subtitled: "I'm just going to put this in my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday."
One user wrote: "YOU KNOW that this is a sensitive issue and can harm your followers".
Echoing that, another said: "Your title is problematic and I suggest you investigate a little about the eating disorders, the mental health problems that accompany them and how the culture of the diet is harmful to women. The girls admire you and you should keep in mind the message you are sending. "
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But another said: "You are beautiful and you have the right to publish whatever you want. I applaud your hard work to make it look like you and should be able to joke. People need to stop worrying so much about what you post or say about yourself and you focus on themselves. "
Gellar said that she was strictly thinking of herself.
She said in her statement that although she loves Thanksgiving, "unfortunately my eyes are bigger than my stomach, and I tend to eat so much that I get sick."
"This was a reminder of a joke to myself not to do that," he continued.
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"I am very sorry that people have been offended by my attempt at humor," he added. "Anyone who knows me knows that I could never intentionally" embarrass "anyone for any reason, I am a champion of all people."
Since the bustle, Gellar has not been distracted from her Thanksgiving plans with her family (her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 42, her daughter Charlotte, 9, and her son Rocky, 6). On Wednesday he updated his Instagram story as he explored a cookbook, subtitled a shot, "Yum!"