The "Knight Before Christmas" star hit headlines on Monday (16Mar20) when she stated it's "inevitable" people are going to die as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vanessa later returned to Instagram to apologise for the remark, which she said was "taken out of context", and Chrissy followed up by telling people not to hold the comment against the actress.
"Sometimes people, especially famous people, are gonna say really stupid s**t. & so are you. and they, and u, will learn from it & hopefully their history says they're good. it's ok,” Chrissy tweeted. "And at the same time, wow they really had a dumb f***in moment. but u don't have ruin their lives."
"This isn't about me this time. but it will be one day, or it'll be you. but yeah today it’s Vanessa lol. And no, life is rarely ruined for anyone. but you are damn well trying your best. just stop."
Following her Instagram apology, Vanessa also shared a more formal apology on her Twitter page, which read: "I realise my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now. This has been a huge wake up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever."