A Big Bang Theory star is causing a big stir! Kaley Cuoco chose to delete a Fourth of July Instagram post after it caused a spot of controversy. On Tuesday, the actress took to Instagram again, this time to clarify her mishap and apologize.
“First off, please know, I have the utmost respect for my country,” she wrote. “I am a proud American in every sense of the word.”
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Cuoco’s comments come after she shared a photo of her dogs posing on top of an American flag, which many found to be offensive.
“I understand the American flag stands for our freedom and represents American heroes, past and present,” she continued. “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.”
The CBS star went on to note that her seemingly whimsical photo was not meant to insult or offend.
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“This in no way reflects my feelings toward what the American flag represents,” she wrote. “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.”
Before her photo faux pas, Cuoco also posted a picture giving her new beau, Karl Cook, a kiss on the cheek while wearing patriotic leggings.
“Happy birthday America!!!!! Celebrating in style,” she captioned the shot.