Melissa Joan Hart visits Sandy Hook, tweets photo of makeshift memorial

While many celebrities chose to delete their Instagram accounts yesterday over a change in terms of service, we’re thankful that Melissa Joan Hart decided to hang on to hers. The actress visited Newtown, Conn., and, unlike members of the media, managed to capture a tasteful photo while respecting the families.

Heartbreaking.

  • mickeyco

    Am I the only one who would never consider going to the site of a massacre- while funerals were being conducted- to pay my respects? To me, that’s disrespectful.

    • wwbdinct

      No. You’re not the only one. And I don’t live far from there. This is not a train wreck that you can’t help but stop and look at. For the love of God, everybody, leave Newtown alone now!

    • wwbdinct

      No. You’re not the only one. And I don’t live far from there. This is not a train wreck that you can’t help but stop and look at. For the love of God, everybody, leave Newtown alone now!

    • Dan Thorpe

      I don’t think there is anything wrong with what she did. The photo was respectful and if she wanted to pay her respects more respect to her.

    • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

      We have little to go on about her visit. Since only this one photo & comment are being discussed it sounds like she handled her visit in a quiet and non-intrusive way. So I don’t have an issue with her visit.

    • Joe W.

      I am with you. I think this is morbid curiosity bordering on voyeurism. These people have been deeply wounded, and not only the press, but the POTUS and Hollyweirdos feel the need to horn in on the grief these folks are enduring. I don’t see it as helpful at all.

      • Dan Thorpe

        You are aware that MJH is a conservative right? She is about as far away from being a Hollywierdo as you can get. She grieves like all of us for this senseless tragedy. She posted a picture of a fitting memorial, not a canned photo op.

        • Joe W.

          I do not care how conservative she is, my friend. I believe she
          injected her presence into a place and situation where she did not
          belong nor was she welcome. I have first hand experience of such
          things. In 1985, when my parents were killed in my Father’s small
          airplane, the media was all over it. They hounded me and my brothers, and curious folks invaded the crash site and my family’s privacy as well. Until such time as you endure a tragedy that riles the press and the ghouls, you cannot know how disturbing it can be. But its only my OPINION. You are certainly most welcome to yours… Merry Christmas, Dan…

          • DavidInStLouis

            Joe, I’m sorry for your loss but did MJH’s post and tasteful photo (that she wasn’t even in, btw) invade the families privacy? She visited a memorial location. A location that many people have created and visited – for the very purpose of expressing their condolences, in a public way, at a public location. It’s my opinion that she handled this very well, and gave her followers an opportunity to know how she felt and what she values.

      • Dan Thorpe

        You are aware that MJH is a conservative right? She is about as far away from being a Hollywierdo as you can get. She grieves like all of us for this senseless tragedy. She posted a picture of a fitting memorial, not a canned photo op.

  • mickeyco

    Am I the only one who would never consider going to the site of a massacre- while funerals were being conducted- to pay my respects? To me, that’s disrespectful.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    What a beautiful memorial. =(

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    What a beautiful memorial. =(

  • Let’em Crash

    That photo, just now, was the first time I connected to what really happened to those children. We are pretty much desensitized to media images of scattering crowds and expect the horrific stories that follow to be politicized, so thank you MJH for sharing a very difficult to comprehend image.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      yeah that one hit me pretty hard but it needed to be seen.
      sigh :(

  • Dandapani

    Don’t need instagram. Can use twitter directly with pix.