You probably know Kaley Cuoco as one of the stars of the hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” While on the program she’s a lovable young lady, in real life she has sparked a lot of controversy when she uploaded a July Fourth photo of her three dogs. When fans saw the image, they burst out in outrage at the fact that she would deface the American flag. In the image, two of her dogs are sitting their butts on Old Glory.
Apparently, Cuoco was out of town during the July 4th weekend and entrusted her dogs in the care of a dog sitter. So she wasn’t actually home when the photograph was taken. But fans don’t care who took the image since Cuoco was all too eager to share the picture of her canines defacing the symbol of American freedom and democracy…
Based on other Instagram pictures Cuoco shared on social media, fans and followers speculate that she was on vacation with her new boyfriend, Karl Cook, when the controversial image was taken and shared with millions.
When “The Big Bang Theory” actor got her hands on the outrageous image, she shared it to her thousands of followers anyways with the caption:
“Thank you @the_pet_handler for taking care of the squad while im out of town! 4th of July pups!!!!!!!”
Fans were quick to respond. Most of her followers were offended by the image that defaced America. She won’t be as popular now that she demonstrated her concern for the symbol America rallies behind…
- “Showing disrespect for the flag, it should never touch the ground, or let your pet stand on it!” one fan wrote, as another said, “Let me remind you that lot of blood was sacrificed just to keep the flag high.”
- “That’s not a towel,” somebody else commented, the Daily Caller reports. “I believe in the right to burn the flag in protest as long as it is in context, that’s why so many gave their lives, for freedom. But this is not that, this is simply disrespectful. That’s a flag. A symbol of what people have sacrificed.”
Other people defended Cuoco since she wasn’t present during the photoshoot.
“Maybe she didn’t know that it was a real flag after all she is out of town,” one person said.
After the controversy, Cuoco was overwhelmed by the righteous backlash. She promptly deleted the photo from her Instagram page.
In the wake of her floundering public image, Kaley Cuoco issued the following apology to every offended American.
“I would like to comment on a photo I posted yesterday, that has caused lots of controversy,” Cuoco wrote on Instagram. “First off, please know, I have the utmost respect for my country. I am a proud American in every sense of the word. I understand the American flag stands for our freedom and represents American heroes, past and present.”
She admits that posting the photo of her “sweet dogs posing on the American flag was a “mistake.”
“I sincerely apologize to anyone that has been offended by my previous post,” Cuoco wrote. “This is no way reflects my feelings toward what the American flag represents. Living in the public eye, can be extremely difficult at times. Every mistake and every imperfection is amplified. I am not perfect. I am a proud American, today, tomorrow, always.”
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