Kaley Cuoco shared an inspirational workout video to social media but while she aimed to encourage her followers with positive energy, others were focused on the fact she was wearing a mask while exercising.
“Jump It Out. My newest obsession during COVID/quarantine! All you need is 20 minutes, a jump rope and good music!” the former Big Bang Theory star wrote alongside a video of herself in a black skirt and black workout halter top.
Despite Cuoco’s crisscross jumping co-ordination and cardio jogging, some of her six million followers took exception with Cuoco, 34, donning a mask during her workout.
“You’re wearing a mask because why?” probed one Instagram commenter.
“You don’t need a mask when you workout,” wrote another user, while another added, “Don’t use mask to exercise. CO2. Nice going.”
The comments came in a flurry, however, it didn’t stop the Harley Quinn voiceover actress to fire back at trolls who lent their two cents.
“For everyone and their mask comments. I wear a mask when I’m in an enclosed space around others, which I was,” she wrote in the comments section. “I’m protecting myself and everyone around me. That’s why I choose to wear a mask. Thanks for playing.”
The star was lauded for her consideration for others as many of Cuoco’s followers defended her decision.
“If she feels comfortable working out with a mask, good for her. That is her prerogative. Out of respect for people, that’s what I do as well when in the gym. It’s safer for you and the others around you,” chimed one Instagram user.
“Wearing a mask is not dangerous if you listen to your body,” began another. “Kaley will likely feel a lot fitter after exercising like this once she can train without wearing a mask. It’s like athletes doing altitude training. She is being a responsible citizen, it’s a shame more people can’t be!
“Mask wearing protects others and yourself. SMH that this still needs to be explained,” added another commenter.
Cuoco will star in a new drama The Flight Attendant, which recently resumed production after being halted by the coronavirus pandemic.
In The Flight Attendant, Cuoco plays Cassie Bowden, a heavy-drinking flight attendant who finds herself waking up in the wrong hotel; in the wrong bed with a dead man and no bearings about what happened.
This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission
Originally published as Kaley Cuoco hits back over workout video