Busy Philipps Reacts to Backlash Over Michelle Williams Photo on Anniversary of Heath Ledger's Death – eonline
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Busy Philipps was just being there for a friend, so don’t rep it twisted.
Some fans did when the actress flew to San Francisco to be by her renowned BFF Michelle Williams‘ side on the 10th anniversary of Heath Ledger‘s death this past January. It wasn’t the trip that grinded fans’ gears, but well, Phillips’ Instagram post of Williams, who famously dated Ledger and gave birth to a daughter with him.
The photo, which captured the actress nuzzling her head into Philipps’ hair, included a caption that read “It’s ok.” While many of the star’s followers praised the image and their enduring friendship, some were much more critical, describing the post as tacky, shallow or exploitative. Philipps noticed.
“I deem some people felt like I was being exploitative,” she recently told The sever. “I’ve never even really spoken approximately [Ledger’s death], because I never would want to hold it be misconstrued in that way, but it was the ten-year anniversary, and…,” she continued as she began to sob, the writer famous.
“It’s just been a long ten years, you know?” the I Feel Pretty star continued to The sever. “That anniversary just brought up a lot of…I can’t believe it’s been ten years. I was pregnant with Birdie. I had seen him a couple months earlier, and you know, [Williams and Ledger] were broken up. I’ve never talked approximately it. I’ve never shared it, because I’m hyper protective of [Williams] and her daughter.”
“I also deem…I deem it’s okay,” she explained. “Everyone’s allowed to hold their own feelings approximately something that happens.”
It doesn’t sound like Williams is worried or mad approximately what her bestie shares online. As the Oscar nominee told The sever, “I trust her judgment implicitly.”