Big Bang Theory actress, Kaley Cuoco, upset fans and onlookers on Independence Day, when she posted a picture of her dogs sitting on an American flag.
In the caption, Cuoco thanked a pet-sitter for watching “the squad” while she was out of town. But this hasn’t stopped fans from holding her responsible for the incident, anyway.
Fans believed the photo was disrespectful as the U.S. Flag Code clearly prohibits the flag from being placed on the ground – and worse of all, being sat on by dogs.
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Cuoco has since removed the picture from her Instagram account, leaving behind only photos of her Independence Day celebration with boyfriend, Karl Cook.
However, yesterday Cuoco acknowledged her mistake and apologised for the picture. Ironically, this time around more fans came to her defence than last, claiming there was really no need for her to apologise at all.
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I would like to comment on a photo I posted yesterday , that has caused lots of controversy. 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. Yesterday I made a mistake by posting the picture that was taken of my sweet dogs posing on an American flag. I sincerely apologize to anyone that has been offended by my previous post. 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. 💗
One follower advised, “This is so ridiculous that you even have to apologize. Honestly. I would block ever single person that caused the drama or said anything negative.”
Another referred to the fans offended by the original picture as “…idiots. Extreme nationalistic braindead state worshipping idiots.”
Hopefully this apology absolves the actress of her mistake. But what’s even more amusing is the fact that very few people placed any blame on the pet-sitter or the company they worked for, who put the flag on the ground in the first place. Ironic, eh?