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"I'm Sorry" Blake Lively apologizes to Kate Middleton following coincidentally 'photoshop fails' post on Instagram

"I'm Sorry" Blake Lively apologizes to Kate Middleton following coincidentally 'photoshop fails' post on Instagram
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In a recent turn of events, actress Blake Lively has expressed her regret over a social media post that inadvertently coincided with the announcement of Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis.

The post, which Lively now describes as a "Photoshop fail," was intended to promote her company, Betty Buzz, but has since been overshadowed by the gravity of Middleton's health news.

Lively, known for her roles in "Gossip Girl" and "A Simple Favor," took to Instagram to issue an apology.

"I'm sure no one cares today, but I feel like I have to acknowledge this," she wrote.

"I made a silly post around the 'photoshop fails' frenzy, and oh man, that post has me mortified today. I'm sorry. Sending love and well wishes to all, always."

The original post featured a photograph with exaggerated Photoshop effects, including a comically large lemon falling from the sky above her.

This was part of a broader trend where individuals shared images with blatant digital alterations.

However, the timing of Lively's post, which followed closely on the heels of the Princess of Wales' edited Mother's Day photo controversy, was seen as insensitive in light of Middleton's subsequent cancer revelation.

The Princess of Wales had shared a doctored photo on Mother's Day, which she later explained was part of her experimentation with photo editing.

"Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing," Middleton's apology read. "I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused."

The juxtaposition of Lively's lighthearted post against the backdrop of Middleton's serious health announcement has led to a reflection on the impact of social media and the timing of such posts.

As the public digests the news of Middleton's diagnosis and treatment, the conversation around social media etiquette and the support for those going through health crises becomes ever more pertinent.