After Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was slammed online for saying she’s not a feminist in a recent interview in Redbook, the “Big Bang Theory” star took to Instagram — her dog’s account, in fact — to clarify what she meant.
“In my Redbook article, some people have taken offense to my comments regarding feminism- if any of you are In the ‘biz’ you are well aware of how words can be taken out of context,” she writes. “I’m completely blessed and grateful that strong women have paved the way for my success along with many others. I apologize if anyone was offended. Anyone that truly knows me, knows my heart and knows what I meant.”
In the article, Cuoco-Sweeting is asked a “yes” or “no” question about whether she identifies a feminist, and she responds, “Is it bad if I say no? It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around.”
She says one of the reasons she hasn’t really thought about feminism that much is because she hasn’t actually faced inequality before. “I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality,” she says.
Cuoco-Sweeting has said in the past that she took her husband Ryan Sweeting’s last name because “I felt like it was a respectful thing to do.”
Also in the Redbook article, Cuoco-Sweeting says she loves cooking for her husband because it makes her feel like a housewife. “I love that,” she explains. “I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I’m so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him. My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off.”