Melissa Joan Hart: Actress criticises cable news memorial coverage of 9/11 tragedy

Updated: September 14, 2015
Melissa Joan Hart : Actress criticises cable news memorial coverage of 9/11 tragedy

Melissa Joan Hart took to social media this Sept. 11 to air her grievances with the news media’s coverage of the anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Although, the actress’s comments might have held more weight if she hadn’t followed her rant with an offer from her clothing company King of Harts stating free shipping for anyone affected by the attacks using promo code ‘911’.

According to The Wrap, the Instagram post, which has since been deleted, read: “#Repost @kingofhartskids – “What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives- family, friends, faith, & freedom.” -Bob Taft #neverforget

“Free Shipping in honor of the victims, families & first responders of 9/11. Use the promo code “911” during your online checkout at”

The post followed on from Hart’s comments that she was “extremely disappointed” in Fox and CNN in particular for their memorial coverage of the event, even saying she felt “discouraged” at how the companies had let down her children.

“Extremely disappointed in @foxnews and @CNN for not having continual coverage of Sept 11 memorial & names listed on the banner!! #neverforget,” Hart wrote on Twitter.

“My children need to know that this day changed our lives in the US and the world and without solid news coverage, I’m discouraged,” she continued. “If Kardashians can be covered 24/7 why can’t we have one day dedicated to a moment in history that changed our path?

“I don’t need to see tragedy, I need to see stories of healing & memory!”

The actress has since offered an apology for the blunder, saying: “I hope those that know what I stand for know that I never meant to have the attention turn to me today. I was merely venting.”

Melissa Joan Hart starred most recently in ABC Family series Melissa & Joey, which was canceled after its fourth season earlier this year.