Cuoco acknowledged that she made a mistake and clarified that she is a proud American

July 05, 2016 11:10 PM

Kaley Cuoco took to Instagram on Tuesday, apologizing for a Fourth of July photo faux pas that sparked controversy on social media.

Referencing a now deleted photo of her dog sitting on an American flag, Cuoco penned a lengthy message in which she clarifies that she respects and America and didn’t mean to offend anyone.

“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,” Cuoco, 30, captioned a photo of a heart-shaped American flag. “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.”

Cuoco continues in the post, acknowledging that she “made a mistake,” and apologizes to those who may have taken offense, addingthat “living in the public eye, can be extremely difficult at times.”

“Every mistake and every imperfection is amplified,” she wrote. “I am not perfect. I am a proud American, today, tomorrow, always.”

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