Kaley Cuoco is showing that she will stand by her man, even in the face of adversity, especially when it involves horses. The former “Big Bang Theory” star made a public show of support this week for her husband, Karl Cook, after the equestrian and technology heir caught backlash after criticizing the national governing body for most equestrian-type sports in the United States.
Karl, who is very intelligent and not afraid to speak his mind, took heat for his initial comments and ended up later following up with a video to try and clarify his stance.
The drama went down after 29-year-old Cook took to Instagram in an 11-minute long video where he criticized the United States Equestrian Federation’s handling of horse competitions and the prize money given to the winning teams. He also accused the organization of creating a monopoly with their strict rules that prohibit similar competitions from going on near one another, which Cook believes is negatively impacting the equestrian sports.
Unfortunately, Cook, who is worth an estimated $100 million through his wealthy family, came off in a bad light to some who immediately fired back at the star.
“Karl Cook, you are so filthy rich thru your inheritance from your father, i would think all your $$, property, and equine flesh …should be ashamed of complaining about anything ! Why not make headlines thru contributing to life sustaining charities for humans day to day living?” one angry person commented on Cook’s video.
Not backing down from controversy, Cook replied to the person:
“thank you so much! Next time I am looking for unsolicited advice from a stranger I will tag you. As your comment is a testament to, people suck, animals don’t!”
The following day, Cook appeared back on Instagram with another video while explaining that further conversations after his first video made it clear he needed a followup.
“Walking and talking!! I’m back! Some more thoughts on my video yesterday,” Cook wrote while explaining that he wasn’t trying to call out anyone specifically, but feels that as a whole the equestrian community needs to work on progression the sport all around.
The response seemed to be more positive the second time around, and even Kaley popped in to show love for her husband.
“You’re such a badass. Change this sport for the better ,baby!” the actress wrote.
Appreciating the support, Cook thanked his wife for the public show of faith:
“I am and will do my utmost!! I love you soo much!”