Kaley Cuoco has been forced to defend herself online after a fitness video she shared on Instagram was flooded with comments unrelated to her amazing abs.
The 34-year-old instead was trolled by fans for working out in a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, but has since hit back.
It all started when Kaley gave her 6 million followers a sneak peek at her “newest obsession during COVID/quarantine.”
In the clip, the star is seen using skipping rope while wearing a blue face mask.
“All you need is 20 mins, a jump rope, and good music!” she wrote.
While many of Kaley’s followers praised her fancy footwork, others instead called her out for breaking a sweat in a mask.
“You don't need a mask when you workout,” one man wrote, while another added, “Don’t use mask to exercise.”
“Take off the mask!!” someone else said.
“Why the mask...?? You are alone..” another questioned.
It didn’t take long for Kaley to call out haters in the comments section of her post.
“I wear a mask when I’m in an enclosed space around others, which I was,” she wrote.
“I’m protecting myself and everyone around me. That’s why I choose to wear a mask. Thanks for playing.”
Many of her followers were also quick to stand up for her in the comments.
“She is being a responsible citizen, it’s a shame more people can’t be!!” one person commented.
“If she feels comfortable working out with a mask, good for her. That is her prerogative. Out of respect for people, that’s what I do as well when in the gym. It’s safer for you and the others around you,” another wrote.
“Mask wearing protects others and yourself. SMH that this still needs to be explained,” was another response.
The Flight Attendant star has encouraged her followers to follow public health guidelines, which in the US includes wearing a mask while out in public.
Last week, for example, she also shared how COVID-19 safety protocols are in place on her HBO Max show.
Additional reporting Taryn Ryder.