Kaley Cuoco did what everyone does on the Fourth of July: She took a patriotic picture — with dogs, no less; the only thing missing was a brunch plate — and uploaded it to Instagram. It’s an American tradition that dates back to Barack Obama’s first term as president (where has the time gone?). Unfortunately for the mega-wealthy The Big Bang Theory actress and The Bachelor super-fan, her patriotism-and-puppies photo didn’t go over well.
That would be her three adorable dogs, two of which are sitting on the American flag. That’s a big no-no — the American Legion states that “the flag should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground. This is stated to indicate that care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged,” possibly from a canine’s butt. The photo wasn’t taken by Cuoco — it appears the pet sitter sent it to her — but according to WEAR ABC 3, “Cuoco [was blasted] for failing to recognize the shot may cause offense. One user scolded the actress in the comments section beside the image, writing, ‘Showing disrespect for the flag, it should never touch the ground, or let your pet stand on it!’ while another posted, ‘Shame on you, Kaley. You lost a fan.'” Cuoco deleted the photo, and wrote: