Kaley quickly deleted the image, and later took to her Instagram page once again to set the record straight. "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," she wrote. "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." Kaley posted her lengthy apology alongside a picture of the American flag's stars and stripes in a heart shape. She added that she understands everything the flag represents, and admitted that being a celebrity can amplify even the smallest mistake.
"Yesterday I made a mistake by posting the picture that was taken of my sweet dogs posing on an American flag," she continued. "I sincerely apologise to anyone that has been offended by my previous post. This in 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."