Kaley Cuoco pissed off a whole lot of American nationalists this Fourth of July weekend when she posted the following picture on her Instagram:
The picture, which she neither staged nor took, has infuriated a lot of people. Some commenters accused Cuoco of desecrating the American flag, which by tradition is never supposed to touch the ground, by not only laying it on the ground but allowing her dogs to rub their butts all over it. Others noted that this is only a "problem" in America, which has a creepy reverence for its national symbols that you don't see in any other country.
Cuoco posted this apology to Instagram the next day:
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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