Kaley Cuoco is making a big bang after giving fans unrealistic health advice on the current pandemic. The 34-year-old star informed her followers how to protect themselves against contracting Coronavirus but even frontline workers aren’t appreciative of the actress’s free tips.
Kaley Cuoco caused a stir when she posted a black and white photo while back on the set of her upcoming drama series, “The Flight Attendant.” In the smiling shot, the actress is seen posing with co-star Zosia Mamet.
Both actresses are photographed with their masks around their chins which would usually cause panic, except that the former “Big Bang” actress informed her followers that they both get tested “every few days” so they can continue filming the show.
That struck a nerve with several of her followers in the healthcare industry who are frontline workers in the midst of the worldwide pandemic. Despite Coronavirus tests being limited in some areas and stipulations surrounding some testing sites, Kaley Cuoco encouraged her fans to mirror their precautions.
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“Friends that get covid tested every few days, wear masks, take necessary pre-cautions, listen to production rules , wash hands all day long and respect the process together, get to act together,” the actress captioned the no-masked photo.
Smiling sweetly with former “Girls” star Zosia, Kaley Cuoco told her fans, “this picture was taken right before we shot today’s scene in a very structured quarantined environment.” She went on to state how “proud” she was to everyone on the cast and crew “for making this possible for us! ??.”
While some commented about how excited they were for Kaley Cuoco’s first series since “Big Bang,” others couldn’t help but pause on her advice. Several of her followers, who identified themselves as in the health care industry, took aim at the star in her comment section.
“Too bad, we nurses won’t be tested in weeks …” one person wrote. “It’s a shame that actor/actresses are tested every few days but us in the healthcare who work directly with these patients have never been provided tests unless we have symptoms. Then are set home and paid with out own vacation time,” added another.
It wasn’t just healthcare workers who took issue with Kaley Cuoco’s post either. One fan, who was a teacher, commented, “If only we teachers were considered essential so we could have access to rapid-result testing every few days.”
Other fans agreed with the healthcare employees’ reactions. “It’s sad that a movie production team can get tested every few days but front line staff (even healthcare employees) can’t,” someone else replied. “We can’t get tested and you’re doing it every couple of days? This is unrealistic for normal people, ” stated another.
At the time of this post, Kaley Cuoco has yet to address the backlash.