Actress Kaley Cuoco doesn’t typically find herself in the midst of controversy.
However, a recent attempt at making a patriotic social media post backfired big time, leaving the “Big Bang Theory” star with a slew of upset Americans.
In honor of America’s Independence Day, Cuoco started off the day with a string of patriotic posts. The first two caused no alarm.
Pic number one – The Budweiser/America beer post:
Pic two – The festive outfits:
Pic three – Patriotic pups… a.k.a. The Controversial Pic:
Shortly after posting the picture above, social media users took offense to the fact that not only was the American flag on the ground, but the dogs’ rear-ends were on it.
One person wrote:
“I thought you love your country but this ain’t love if you disrespect it’s flag by keeping it down on the ground… let me remind you that lot of blood was sacrificed just to keep the flag high… If you have lil bit of respect for it you should not only remove this picture but also apologize to the people whose feeling must have got hurt.”
While another stated:
Why the f–k is your dog running its a–hole on the f–king flag?!?! I get that your trying to act patriotic but this is definitely in VERY bad taste!!!
“Not only do you have a flag on the ground, but dogs sitting on it?! Really? Pretty much the most disgusting thing I have seen all day. Seriously.”
Some even vowed to stop following her on social media:
“The photo is offensive and in poor taste. The fact that @normancook refused to acknowledge this speaks volumes. I will unfollow her immediately. ????”
While another wrote:
“It’s quite obvious this is a flag. You need to remove the picture. I guess you support the disrespect of the flag.”
Despite all the hate, there were those who backed Cuoco, urging her to ignore the haters:
“Please don’t take on the haters. They aren’t worth your time.”
“Wow. So many of you are literally insane. This picture is adorable and you freak out over nothing. Hi adorable pups!!”
For now, it doesn’t look like Cuoco has responded to the criticism.