Kaley Cuoco‘s Instagram received a fair amount of backlash overnight – and it wasn’t even directed at the “Big Bang Theory” star herself. Kaley, 34, shared a rare series of stunning workout updates with 31-year-old sister Briana. The siblings jointly appeared in Bri’s apparently-pricey Cult LA athleisurewear brand, with Kaley doing the honors as she used her 6 million-strong Instagram following to bring a little brand awareness for Bri.
The abs were mind-blowing and the workout photos eye-catching, but Instagram did not appear to receive the flogged merch with a thumbs-up. Check it out below.
Scroll for all for the photos, plus the comment now liked by hundreds of users – it even prompted a very apologetic reply from “Glee” alum Briana. The snaps kicked off from Kaley’s L.A. quarantine with a power outdoor workout seeing Kaley write: “No pain no gain people!”
The workout photos were then followed by a posed shot as the girl behind Penny and her “Harley Quinn” co-star sister posed in Cult LA leggings. Bri’s rock-hard abs were on show via a spandex sports bra. Kaley, meanwhile, wore a Nike tank. More below.
Kaley’s caption introduced herself and sister Bri, plus the “incredibly functional, comfortable, and flattering” Cult LA workout gear. “If you want to live in a cute yoga pant, you MUST order these leggings,” she added.
A comment now topping 640 likes read: “I got really excited for a moment. Then I went to the page. $186 leggings, $98 bra, $48 beanie, and no sizing for every body. I’m flabbergasted at this and really disappointed.”
The fan then expressed happiness for Kaley’s success, but ultimately closed asking “how many of your followers are in a position” to make the purchases “in the midst of all currently going on in the world.” Skip the jump for the reply.
Bri, who will feature in Kaley’s upcoming HBO Max series “The Flight Attendant,” now sees her reply gaining likes. However, it’s worth noting that many fans had taken to the comments section to echo the original thought.
Bri wrote that she “completely” understands. “I’m so sorry to make you feel this way. It’s honestly the last thing I want,” she said, adding that for sizing, “to be completely transparent – it’s about capital. I am a teensy tiny startup and only have a finite amount of resource.” Scroll for more.
Bri continued that she was “proud to say we develop and produce entirely in LA which means we pay our workers the wage they deserve – which is important to me.” The brunette vowed to widen size availability when her budget permits it, alongside confirming her brand using the “best fabrics the athletic market has to offer.”
The reply largely appeared well-received, however earlier comments had voiced a body-image issue – “Bigger girls like me like to exercise,” one fan had written, adding: “I guess the world still doesn’t think so.”
If you don’t live inside Kaley’s Instagram, sister Bri has been featuring on the actress’ popular “A Cup of Cuoco” series. Scroll for an episode, with Kaley’s cartoon nightie tantrum after it.