(JTA) – A blogger on the Los Angeles fashion scene apologized for posting photos of herself in front of a Jewish mausoleum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Rachel Nguyen wrote Wednesday on her That’s Chic blog, “I owe everyone a big humble apology,” calling the blog post of two days earlier “really poorly timed.”
Nguyen, 23, had posted photos of herself lying down, doing splits and lifting her skirt in front of Jewish final resting places at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which has many of Hollywood’s founders and stars. The post has been removed.
“I had no idea when posting this that it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and that’s on me. I’m ashamed of my own ignorance and insensitivity,” she wrote, concluding, “While I can’t take back this offense, I promise to better educate myself and be more sensitive going forward.”
The website Jezebel quoted Nguyen as writing on the removed blog, “The contrast of finding myself in a place I never want to be, in an outfit that I will wear for the rest of my life is slightly disturbing.”