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Kaley Cuoco Gives ‘Apology Tour’ for Anti-Feminist Stance at People’s Choice Awards 2015

Kaley Cuoco Gives ‘Apology Tour’ for Anti-Feminist Stance at People’s Choice Awards 2015

The Wedding Ringer‘s Kaley Cuoco, Josh Gad, and Kevin Hart try to take an epic selfie on stage at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday (January 7) in Los Angeles.

While on stage, Kaley was trying to get the guys to announce the nominees for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.

Kaley, are you sure you want to do that category given your anti-feminism stance?” Josh asked on stage. Kaley replied, “Guys, I have to, it’s part of my apology tour.” LOL!

In case you missed it, Kaley made some controversial comments about feminism that caused an uproar.

Kaley Cuoco Presents at People’s Choice Awards

FYI: Kaley is wearing a Peggy Hartanto jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo shoes, Jenny Packham clutch, Willow Roe earrings, H Stern ring, and a Vita Fede and Phillips House bracelet.

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  • Vy Nguyen

    Idiot. This is how she regards the public’s disapproval of her ignorance to a serious issue. First a defensive attempt of an apology by digger a bigger hole and now publicly treating it like some sort of a joke.

    She’s a bad actor. I love TBBT but she makes it unbearable to watch.

  • chloe

    Yeah, it’s all fun and games to be “anti-feminist” when you’re young, blonde and on a popular TV show. Let’s see how she feels in a few more years when she’s aged out of the Hollywood sweet spot and realizes that the few roles that she’s offered are one-dimensional mother roles while her male counterparts’ careers are flourishing…

  • PhilipJames

    Good for her…. no bowing down to the feminazis. Watch the butch lesbian ugly gorillas come on here and whine and complain as they shave their mustaches and braid their underarm hair.

  • radicallyalyssa

    You guys are all about giving women a voice until it’s an opinion that’s different from yours. How disgustingly hypocritical. This is why modern feminism is a joke.

  • radicallyalyssa

    You guys are all about giving women a voice until it’s an opinion that different from yours. How disgustingly hypocritical. This is why modern feminism is a joke.

  • chloe

    I’m not saying that she shouldn’t be allowed to live her life the way she wants to. Want to be a housewife or a powerful executive? Go for it. Want to run around in lingerie for a living? Can do that and still be just as much of a feminist as a woman running around in a power suit. Real feminism is really just the belief that women should have the same opportunities and privileges that men enjoy. But to be anti-feminist? To deny that there’s any kind of inequality? It does noone any favors. It’s like saying that we live in a postracial world. Clearly untrue and ultimately problematic.

  • chloe

    Real mature.

  • Mark Neil

    ” Kaley made some controversial comments about feminism that caused an uproar.”

    Since when has “I’m not a Feminist” been “controversial”? I think that speaks volumes for the self importance over actual equality and freedom for women that feminism espouses.

  • Mark Neil

    “But to be anti-feminist? To deny that there’s any kind of inequality?”

    And if she had done those things, I might even agree… but she didn’t. All she said was she wasn’t feminist (that’s not the same as anti-feminist) and that she hasn’t experienced sexism or discrimination, and so doesn’t feel the need to identify with the label. You lot are the ones misrepresenting HER stance, not the other way around… I’m curious… how does that, or the backlash she’s gotten for daring to reject the label, help anyone?

    “It does noone any favors.”

    Nor does attacking and bullying ANYONE who dares reject the label. Don’t pretend she’s the first women in hollywood to reject the label and get bullied and harassed online for it.

  • Mark Neil

    “This is how she regards the public’s disapproval of her ignorance to a serious issue.”

    I keep being told the bullying and harassment of women comes from the fringe elements of feminism… But now we’re expected to believe not only is it the mainstream of feminism, but of the entire public as well? Seriously, look around you… Kaley is getting a lot more support from the public than condemnation…. it’s only the feminist controlled media and the coffee shop harpies that disapprove.

    “First a defensive attempt of an apology by digger a bigger hole and now publicly treating it like some sort of a joke.”

    When her apology (that she didn’t have to give, since she didn’t do anything worth apologizing over) gets thrown back in her face, what do you expect? For her to grovel more? I think this speaks to feminist totalitarianism… one must walk the party line completely or be attacked and harassed until you do.

    “She’s a bad actor. I love TBBT but she makes it unbearable to watch.”

    Again, speaks to the feminist totalitarian mindset…

  • Vy Nguyen

    I’m just an individual having an open discussion about her behavior; not harassment or bullying. Often when someone speak of another’s opinion in an opposing view, some people argue back by saying it is bullying or jealously, that’s just them demonstrating their inability to think critically.

    There’s no denying that this girl is not that well informed. Thus, she speaks with little to no regards to the inequality millions of people are experiencing domestically and internationally.

    By identifying yourself as not a feminist is to say you have no intention to fight for or to support the equal rights that others deserve.

    She doesn’t have to do anything, However, she is part of a production that is responsible for her only income and success, what she says can have a negative impact for them. That’s probably why she apologized not because it was demanded. Perhaps she felt oblige to; or it was necessary for business; or her PR told her to.

    That being said, if you are going to do it, you need to be sincere. She wasn’t sorry for what she said. She was on a defense but labelled it as an apology. Nevertheless, it didn’t help to clarify her points, it just amplified what an idiot she is and how little she knows about what she is talking about. At least Katy Perry did herself a favor by educating herself before re-speaking.

    She as an individual, I don’t enjoy her character on the show and I don’t enjoy her as a person because I think she’s an idiot has nothing to do with feminism. Please don’t get that mixed up. Feminism has nothing to do with liking or supporting an individual just because they’re a female or rejecting anyone that thinks differently to you. Please, it’s very crucial that you understand that. I’ve read some or your comments and from what I’ve gathered I think you are not able to differentiate and recognize the differences.

    If someone ask you if you’re against child abuse or for child abuse, you would say against right? So when asked are you a feminist or not (in other words do you support equal rights or don’t) you would say you do right? So image if someone says they don’t but don’t understand what they’re saying.

  • Mark Neil

    “I’m just an individual having an open discussion about her behavior; not harassment or bullying”

    Do you deny she has been harrassed and bullied for her opinion?Or are you going to pretend that you’re the only voice that matters? After all, I never accused you of being the one to be doing the bullying, yet you made your answer all about yourself.

    “that’s just them demonstrating their inability to think critically.”

    Keep that in mind next time you hear about how #gamergate is all about bullying and harassing women. After all, the claim to being bullied and harassed is one on which feminists excel at using to justify censorship.

    “There’s no denying that this girl is not that well informed”

    SHE ADMITTED IT BEFORE GIVING HER ANSWER. She openly said “I’ve never thought about it”… and yet, the lambasting she’s gotten has rarely taken that into account. She apologized for any offense, BUT THAT STILL WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH and had it thrown back in her face.

    “By identifying yourself as not a feminist is to say you have no intention to fight for or to support the equal rights that others deserve.”

    Well, that’s injecting way more into the word than is really there. It demonstrates a huge degree of self importance. Feminism doesn’t have a monopoly on fighting for equality. For example, I identify as anti-feminist, and yet, I openly strive for equality. I just don’t agree with feminists when they assert equality means addressing such pressing issues as manspreading or potty parity (google them if you don’t know)… or, of course, forcing celebrities to accept their label or be lambasted. I will not accept the feminist worldview that is “patriarchy theory”, because it relies upon the assumption of motives to explain variances, and always, without fail, ascribes a malevolent motive to men and a benevolent motive to women, and then attacks “the patriarchy” (read men, but with plausible deniability). For example, I submit, again, “potty parity”. It also refuses to acknowledge where issues are not gendered, and hyperfocuses in order to make them such again, I point to manspreading, where taking up to much space on public transit is a serious issue, but only if done by spreading your legs. Putting feet up on seats, or bags littered around you, or strollers blocking empty seats… these aren’t issues, it’s just when men spread their legs that it is a problem.

    “She doesn’t have to do anything”

    Clearly feminists disagree. Since she apologized for causing any offense, but still refrained from taking the label, her apology was rejected… despite the fact she meant no offense in the first place, and that any offense came from the fact she was speaking from an admittedly uninformed place.

    “she is part of a production that is responsible for her only income and success, what she says can have a negative impact for them.”

    That almost sounds like a threat. And what was her crime again, that would cause such a negative response? Oh yeah, she’s never thought about feminism and chooses not to take the label.

    ” That’s probably why she apologized not because it was demanded.”

    She said something, she got an unexpected backlash, and so apologized. I kind of think it’s a matter of both. She offered some damage control in the form of an apology because of the backlash. To ignore the influence the backlash had, just because SHE recognized the impact the backlash could have, doesn’t negate the fact the backlash was effectively a demand for an apology. The fact the apology was deemed “not good enough” kind of proves the apology WAS in fact, demanded. Oh, and the demands for an apology would also be considered demands for an apology.

    “Perhaps she felt oblige to; or it was necessary for business; or her PR told her to.”

    Well, her response to the rejection of her apology would suggest otherwise. You know, telling people, if you can’t accept my apology, well, tough.

    “She wasn’t sorry for what she said.”

    She shouldn’t need to be. She didn’t say anything that should have deserved an apology.

    ” it just amplified what an idiot she is and how little she knows about what she is talking about”

    Seems all feminists are able to do is call women who reject them idiots and ignorant. How empowering that must be for you.

    “Please, it’s very crucial that you understand that.”

    Name me a single woman that rejects feminism that feminists don’t hate? Margret Thatcher was the first woman prime minister ever, a bastion of what women are capable of. What should have been a role model for women to aspire to… but she rejected feminism. Feminists HATE HER. Then we have Beyonce, who pushes the label, but who’s performances not only objectify herself, but all the other female dancers on stage. She pushes for such pressing issues as banning the word bossy. because women are so strong and independent, until they get called a name, then they crumple into quivering balls of tears.. or something like that. She’s sung such anthems of equality as “who runs the world? Girls”… in other words, the values she espouses look nothing like what feminists claim they are about…and yet, feminists love her for it.

    So it really does seem to me that ones value, to feminists, is based not on what one contributes or accomplishes, but based on ones adherence to the label. You’re welcome to prove otherwise (and just for the record, you’re saying “Nuh Uh” isn’t going to cut it as proof)

    “If someone ask you if you’re against child abuse or for child abuse, you would say against right?”

    Yes, I’m against child abuse. The problem is when the definition of child abuse starts getting shifted. If I identified “requiring your child to finish their dinner before leaving the table”, as well as “allowing your child to sleep with stuffed animals”, both as child abuse and worthy of losing your child to CPS, then asked you, are you against child abuse or for child abuse?… could you give me a yes or no answer? Knowing the definition I’m using?

    “So when asked are you a feminist or not (in other words do you support equal rights or don’t) you would say you do right?”

    Am I able to reject patriarchy theory, rape culture theory, male gaze theory, objectification theory and any number of other feminist theories, as resentment building and fear mongering hate rhetoric… can I still be a feminist?

    Are you saying I CAN’T support equal rights, while asserting modern activism’s focus on “potty parity” and manspreading is incredibly petty, unless I accept the label, and apparently support such petty initiatives? Because Christina Hoff Sommers would very clearly disagree. She identifies as an equity feminist, but is critical of the activism of many modern feminist initiatives. She supports equality, yet is labeled by most on the left as “anti-feminist”… despite being a leftist herself. You see, you’re claims to what feminism is and isn’t are both incredibly arrogant (the claim to a monopoly on egalitarian though) as well as incredibly inconsistent (those who do meet your definition are still somehow rejected because they don’t toe the party line).

    “So image if someone says they don’t but don’t understand what they’re saying.”

    Who are you to enforce labels? Again, are you saying one MUST accept the label, and all the baggage that comes with it, in order to support equality? Because if you are, I really don’t think you understand what equality is. Because it doesn’t require a label to support. And saying it does is simply a self serving attempt to force compliance.

  • A.

    Wow, she continues to make a total ass of herself.

  • A.

    Wow, she continues to make a total ass of herself.

  • A.

    Wow, she continues to make a total ass of herself.

  • A.

    She’s not being bullied and harassed by Chloe, the poster, if that’s what you’re insinuating. I agree with Chloe.

    Kaley doesn’t need feminism because she’s at the height of her success and she’s white, pretty and popular. She doesn’t have to think about anyone but herself. While billions of women suffer significantly because of oppression, Kaley doesn’t have to think about any of that yet. She’s living in her self-centered little world where she doesn’t see the pain and suffering so many in the world experience and she doesn’t care.

    Her comments (she “has to” apologize) demonstrate that she has no real understanding of the reason why she says she “has” to apologize. Someone fed her etiquette and she spewed it out like a puppet but not before expressing that she has to do it.

    She’s doesn’t get it. If she had any integrity, she’d apologize because she understood the reason for apologizing, not because she “has to”.

    But I agree with Chloe’s point that the reason for Kaley’s “anti-feminist” stance is youth and ignorance. That’s not bullying. As a woman, I was the same as Kaley when I was younger and believed that the world and men would be looking out for me, like the world looks out for men. Then I got slapped in the face with reality. Kaley will too, in time. That’s all Chloe seemed to be saying and she’s right.

  • A.

    She’s not being bullied and harassed by Chloe, the poster, if that’s what you’re insinuating. I agree with Chloe.

    Kaley doesn’t need feminism because she’s at the height of her success and she’s white, pretty and popular. She doesn’t have to think about anyone but herself. While billions of women suffer significantly because of oppression, Kaley doesn’t have to think about any of that yet. She’s living in her self-centered little world where she doesn’t see the pain and suffering so many in the world experience and she doesn’t care.

    Her comments (she “has to” apologize) demonstrate that she has no real understanding of the reason why she says she “has” to apologize. Someone fed her etiquette and she spewed it out like a puppet but not before expressing that she has to do it.

    She’s doesn’t get it. If she had any integrity, she’d apologize because she understood the reason for apologizing, not because she “has to”.

    But I agree with Chloe’s point that the reason for Kaley’s “anti-feminist” stance is youth and ignorance. That’s not bullying. As a woman, I was the same as Kaley when I was younger and believed that the world and men would be looking out for me, like the world looks out for men. Then I got slapped in the face with reality. Kaley will too, in time. That’s all Chloe seemed to be saying and she’s right.

  • A.

    She’s not being bullied and harassed by Chloe, the poster, if that’s what you’re insinuating. I agree with Chloe.

    Kaley doesn’t need feminism because she’s at the height of her success and she’s white, pretty and popular. She doesn’t have to think about anyone but herself. While billions of women suffer significantly because of oppression, Kaley doesn’t have to think about any of that yet. She’s living in her self-centered little world where she doesn’t see the pain and suffering so many in the world experience and she doesn’t care.

    Her comments (she “has to” apologize) demonstrate that she has no real understanding of the reason why she says she “has” to apologize. Someone fed her etiquette and she spewed it out like a puppet but not before expressing that she has to do it.

    She’s doesn’t get it. If she had any integrity, she’d apologize because she understood the reason for apologizing, not because she “has to”.

    But I agree with Chloe’s point that the reason for Kaley’s “anti-feminist” stance is youth and ignorance. That’s not bullying. As a woman, I was the same as Kaley when I was younger and believed that the world and men would be looking out for me, like the world looks out for men. Then I got slapped in the face with reality. Kaley will too, in time. That’s all Chloe seemed to be saying and she’s right.

  • Mark Neil

    “But I agree with Chloe’s point that the reason for Kaley’s “anti-feminist” stance is youth and ignorance.”

    You mean, she’s not old and jaded like you.

    “when I was younger and believed that the world and men would be looking out for me, like the world looks out for men.”

    If you honestly believe the world looks out for men and not women, you’re the one too self absorbed and selfish to think of others.

    ” when that man betrays her and uses her willingness to take a backseat as an opportunity to throttle her wholesale. Men do that.”

    And we’re told feminism isn’t about hating men. Yeah, ok.

  • A.

    There’s nothing wrong with being jaded, especially as a woman who has watched men treat other women like shit for decades. We “old” (I’m not old … yet) and jaded ones have witnessed the truth. Kaley will too one day, unless she’s lucky enough to have one of those *rare* good men. After all, how many men do not cheat on their wives? Not many, huh?

    You know, anti-feminists accuse feminists of man-hating but it’s far more often the case that men hate women. Of course, calling feminists man-haters, I think, is a kind of cover up for that fact. Feminists don’t hate men; we want to be equal. That’s it. And feminism only exists *because* men hate women so frequently and so terribly. Feminism is an adaptive response to systematic misogyny from men as a whole.

    Sure there are women who hate men but they are not necessarily one and the same as feminists. Many feminists, like myself, love good men. It’s just that good men – I’ve got one – are truly a rare specimen. I’ve had my share of dishonest jerks who think women are second class human garbage compared to men.

    Men overwhelmingly demonstrate as a group that they are the ones who hate the opposite gender. Not only that, but men are the ones in power and hating the opposite gender, as men often hate women, can really hurt us. Just look at how ISIS is treating women in the middle east, selling them as slaves. That is misogyny and it is inherent in men as a group. Men, given the freedom to enslave women, sometimes will do it and they will kill women in terrible wayts. Women, in turn, do not do the same to men yet we are called man-haters? How ignorant and ridiculous. How *childish* of men to take that perspective. Many feminists are merely responding to misogyny and oppression. If men didn’t hate and oppress women, feminism would have never even happened. Feminism wouldn’t be such a FORCE if so many men didn’t HATE women.

    That said, feminism isn’t a bad word. It’s a good thing. It’s about women having choice and freedom in their lives. That includes the choice to be a traditional mother and wife, if one chooses. People who are anti-feminist often think feminism is about eschewing traditional mother and wife roles but its not. It’s about the freedom to live those roles, or whatever role makes a woman happy. Kaley is obviously one of many uneducated young women in this culture who think you can’t be a feminist and a homemaker too.

  • A.

    There’s nothing wrong with being jaded, especially as a woman who has watched men treat other women like shit for decades. We “old” (I’m not old … yet) and jaded ones have witnessed the truth. Kaley will too one day, unless she’s lucky enough to have one of those *rare* good men. After all, how many men do not cheat on their wives? Not many, huh?

    You know, anti-feminists accuse feminists of man-hating but it’s far more often the case that men hate women. Of course, calling feminists man-haters, I think, is a kind of cover up for that fact. Feminists don’t hate men; we want to be equal. That’s it. And feminism only exists *because* men hate women so frequently and so terribly. Feminism is an adaptive response to systematic misogyny from men as a whole.

    Sure there are women who hate men but they are not necessarily one and the same as feminists. Many feminists, like myself, love good men. It’s just that good men – I’ve got one – are truly a rare specimen. I’ve had my share of dishonest jerks who think women are second class human garbage compared to men.

    Men overwhelmingly demonstrate as a group that they are the ones who hate the opposite gender. Not only that, but men are the ones in power and hating the opposite gender, as men often hate women, can really hurt us. Just look at how ISIS is treating women in the middle east, selling them as slaves. That is misogyny and it is inherent in men as a group. Men, given the freedom to enslave women, sometimes will do it and they will kill women in terrible wayts. Women, in turn, do not do the same to men yet we are called man-haters? How ignorant and ridiculous. How *childish* of men to take that perspective. Many feminists are merely responding to misogyny and oppression. If men didn’t hate and oppress women, feminism would have never even happened. Feminism wouldn’t be such a FORCE if so many men didn’t HATE women.

    That said, feminism isn’t a bad word. It’s a good thing. It’s about women having choice and freedom in their lives. That includes the choice to be a traditional mother and wife, if one chooses. People who are anti-feminist often think feminism is about eschewing traditional mother and wife roles but its not. It’s about the freedom to live those roles, or whatever role makes a woman happy. Kaley is obviously one of many uneducated young women in this culture who think you can’t be a feminist and a homemaker too.