Kaley Cuoco, star of The Big Bang Theory on CBS, found herself in a truly unfortunate position when she had to go in for shoulder surgery during her honeymoon.
The actress shared the story on her Instagram, captioning a photo with her husband in the hospital.
Part of her caption reads:
“When your ‘honeymoon’ is shoulder surgery and your husband looks just as happy lol on the road to recovery – thank you for all the love and support!”
Though surely disappointed, she and her new husband made light of the situation on social media through both of their Instagram accounts.
Now that the honeymoon is over Cuoco is back home and back to her normal routine, including working out.
However, her doctor says Cuoco still has to wear a splint when working out, which she posted about on Instagram too, including a video of her workout, captioned:
“When your doc scolds you for not wearing your brace. Alrighty then guess we’re doin it this way!”
Here’s where the unnecessary controversy begins.
After seeing the above post about the actress trying to work out with her arm in a sling, some fans apparently couldn’t focus on that. All they could notice were Cuoco’s nipples are visible through her sports bra.
Quickly, patronizing comments like this one began appearing on Cuoco’s post:
“The best breasts are meant to be seen in moderation.”
What is wrong with people? Mind your own business.— CG (@imalwysright) July 25, 2018
That same commenter added this rule for women’s breasts:
“[Breasts] are for women’s husbands and for feeding children, rather than for displaying.”
Nipple shamers? Oh my lord these people need to get a life— Ree (@AngelicSlayer18) July 25, 2018
Fans quickly rallied behind Cuoco and mocked the blatant sexism that was on display.
“OMG call a press conference, human female has nipples and sometimes you can see them, and her boobs aren’t rock-solid globes that don’t ever move, THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!”
Before long, the Instagram post was covered in comments of support.
Finally, Cuoco herself clapped back at her haters, saying:
“FYI because of my shoulder, I can only get certain bras over my head.”
“NOT THAT IT’S ANYONE’S BUSINESS.”
People who aren’t self-appointed members of the Breast Police definitely agreed.
She's right!— chuck pleasants (@ppchuck) July 24, 2018
You go, Girl...— Ron Hopkins (@ronhop1) July 24, 2018
The way a woman chooses to dress her body, and which parts of her are visible, is her own business. She shouldn’t be shamed by anyone because of her anatomy.
Least of all random internet users who have never even met her.
One Instagram commenter got it right when she said:
“Can we all see a woman doing something, showing her strength, and for ONCE not mention her appearance?”
“Try it, you might make the world a better place.”