Kaley Cuoco has apologised for posting a photo that appeared to show one of her dogs laying on an American flag.
The Big Bang Theory star uploaded the picture to celebrate Independence Day but came across some negative feedback from patriots who deemed the set-up of her Instagram post as disrespectful to the American flag.
Personally speaking, this whole situation is pretty alien. Patriotism in the US is a big deal, and a commonly accepted one. Over here, patriotism is usually maligned by implications of jingoism and bigotry.
'I love you love your country,' one user wrote in response. 'But this ain't love if you disrespect it's [sic] flag by keeping it down on the ground...'
Cuoco has since posted a follow-up, expressing her regret that people took it the wrong way.
Again, this is all a bit fucking Greek to me.
Words by Josh Teal