What’s Trending: ‘Big Bang Theory’ star’s controversial holiday pic, woman body-shamed at wedding

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An actress is in hot water for a Fourth of July picture. There’s no winner in the latest Mega Millions drawing. Plus, a woman body-shamed while celebrating a friend’s wedding. Here’s a look at the hot topics on social media for Wednesday, July 6.

 

CUOCO’S CONTROVERSIAL AMERICAN FLAG PHOTO

A picture meant to celebrate the Fourth of July ends up being a holiday faux pas for Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco.

She shared a picture of her three dogs dressed up for the holiday. However, the pets were standing on an American flag – a no-no, as she quickly learned after sharing the picture on Instagram.

According to Military.com, there are a number of flag do’s and don’ts. Flag code states “no part of it should touch the ground or any other object.”

Cuoco took the picture off Instagram and issued an apology.

“I would like to comment on a photo I posted yesterday , that has caused lots of controversy. First off, please know, I have the utmost respect for my country. I am a proud American in every sense of the word. I understand the American flag stands for our freedom and represents American heroes , past and present.
Yesterday I made a mistake by posting the picture that was taken of my sweet dogs posing on an American flag. I sincerely apologize to anyone that has been offended by my previous post. This is no way reflects my feelings toward what the American flag represents. Living in the public eye, can be extremely difficult at times. Every mistake and every imperfection is amplified. I am not perfect. I am a proud American, today, tomorrow, always.”

– Actress Kaley Cuoco

 

I would like to comment on a photo I posted yesterday , that has caused lots of controversy. First off, please know, I have the utmost respect for my country. I am a proud American in every sense of the word. I understand the American flag stands for our freedom and represents American heroes , past and present. Yesterday I made a mistake by posting the picture that was taken of my sweet dogs posing on an American flag. I sincerely apologize to anyone that has been offended by my previous post. This is no way reflects my feelings toward what the American flag represents. Living in the public eye, can be extremely difficult at times. Every mistake and every imperfection is amplified. I am not perfect. I am a proud American, today, tomorrow, always. 💗

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J.LO, SPEARS, BLIGE PART OF SONG FOR ORLANDO VICTIMS

GLAAD and Interscope Records have joined forces to release a song featuring Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige in tribute to the victims of last month’s massacre in Orlando, Florida.

“Hands” was released Wednesday on iTunes. It also includes Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Pink, RuPaul, Meghan Trainor and Gwen Stefani.

Sales from the song will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.

The June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and dozens injured.

Jason Derulo, Kacey Musgraves, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, Adam Lambert, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Mary Lambert and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles also perform on the song.

 

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR BODY-SHAMED FOR WEDDING OUTFIT

She wanted to celebrate her friend’s big day, but this fitness expert ends up sparking a lot of controversy at a wedding — for her outfit.

Minnesota-based fitness instructor Liz Krueger shares a picture of her dress on Instagram, saying, “If only I knew that choosing this dress for a wedding on a 90 degree day meant so many women would be outrightly rude to me,” she said. In her post, she claims one woman slapped her on her bottom because “it was a dare from her friends.”

During the June wedding, a person also spilled a full beer down her arm, she said. “Just one of maaaaany acts of kindness of the night! Yup. That happened,” Krueger said. “Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side.”

Krueger’s post has more than 2,100 likes and 1,100 comments on Instagram.

The 31-year-old tells US Weekly that wore the dress to the reception, where other guests attended in jeans and baseball caps.

She soon realized adults can be bullies too, but she wants that to change. On her Instagram, she started using the hashtag #KruegerKindness, encouraging people to support each other.

“I’m going to actively make it a priority to do good things for other women, every single day from here on out. I’m hoping to inspire others to do the same, just as I have with fitness journey”

– Liz Krueger, fitness instructor

 

I'm starting my own kindness movement #KruegerKindness! Whether it's just a party of 1 (me), or others want to join me! I'm going to actively make it a priority to do good things for other women, every single day from here on out. I'm hoping to inspire others to do the same, just as I have with fitness journey. Anything as simple as a complimenting a women daily, buying them a coffee/lunch, taking the time to speak to someone who's in a hard place, volunteering with girls who have been bullied, getting to know women deeper than surface level and making a point myself to not judge a book by its cover on a daily basis. A movement for women, by women, and it's starting with me! If you want to join me in this movement, share your stories on social media with #KruegerKindness and let's kill all the mean girls with kindness. We live in a world that needs more women willing to put themselves out there for a good cause!!! Who's with me!? #kruegerkindess #killemwithkindness #nomeangirls #nobullying #womankind #liftup #empower #rolemodels #kindessallaround #makeadifference #bekind #supporteachother #respect #complimeny #listen #care #share #girlpower #strength #haveavoice #beheard #cometogether

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MEGA MILLIONS SOARS TO $508 MILLION

There’s no winning ticket in last night’s Mega Millions drawing, estimated at $454 million.

Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty says that means the jackpot for the next drawing on Friday will be an estimated $508 million.

Tuesday night’s numbers are 29-64-46-53-73, and the mega ball is 10.

Friday’s drawing takes place at 10 p.m. CST. However, Mega Millions warns that as more people are interested in playing Friday’s game, they need to be aware of lottery scams.

 

Here are some tips from Mega Millions:

* Mega Millions is not an organization. If someone claims to be “from Mega Millions,” that’s a warning sign.

* If you didn’t buy an actual Mega Millions ticket, you haven’t won Mega Millions. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.

* No real lottery tells winners to put up their own money in order to collect a prize they have already won. If you have to pay a fee to collect your winnings, you haven’t won.

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