Kaley Cuoco has hit out at trolls for suggesting she didn’t stand up during Carol Burnett’s Golden Globes acceptance speech Sunday night.
Cuoco, 33, took to her Instagram stories to complain about certain social media users, ranting: “There’s one thing I want to address, which again I don’t normally do. I was reading some comments about the evening, and I saw a bunch of people posting that I didn’t stand up during Carol Burnett’s speech. Are you crazy? Not only was I standing, I was bawling.”
“You can better believe that I was standing and completely touched by her speech – a speech that I will never forget and that I will be able to tell my own children that I was in the room that day. And the words she spoke touched me to my core. So, I don’t know what show you were watching to go and tell me that I didn’t stand for Carol Burnett and how disappointed you were in me.”
The “Big Bang Theory” actress continued, “She’s one of my favourite people and has truly, like I said, paved the way for my career and a bunch of silly women like me who get to mess around and make jokes on camera and make fun of themselves because of what Carol Burnett did.”
“So don’t come at me. I know what I was doing, and I was standing. With that being said it was a magical evening. I am so grateful for my husband and my glam squad and that our jobs give us nights like this. I’m ready to go to bed now and go to work tomorrow at ‘The Big Bang’.”
Burnett, 85, was honoured as the eponymous winner of the first-ever Carol Burnett Award at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles. She delivered a gracious speech reflecting on her professional life in comedy and television.