Kaley Cuoco Under Fire for ‘Controversial’ Independence Day Photo

By: Annie Scaramuzzino

Kaley Cuoco‘s Fourth of July weekend ended on a bit of a sour note.

The 30-year-old actress came under fire after sharing a photo on her Instagram that showed her two dogs sitting on the American flag.

Although her caption seemed to suggest that a dog sitter had staged the pic while she was out of town, that didn’t stop people from calling the image “offensive” and “disrespectful.”

The star of The Big Bang Theory removed the photo from her Instagram, and publicly apologized with an Instagram post, writing:

“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.”

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. 💗

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