Kaley Cuoco used her presenting gig at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards to address the recent controversy surrounding her February 2015 Redbook Magazine interview. In the piece, “The Big Bang Theory” star admitted to never being “that feminist girl,” a claim which the 29-year-old actress addressed live on stage during the CBS award show Wednesday night.
After announcing that she would be presenting the award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, Cuoco’s co-presenter and “The Wedding Ringer” co-star, actor Josh Gad, advised her against revealing the winner's name in the female-driven category following her recent anti-feminism comments. Fellow “The Wedding Ringer” star, comedian Kevin Hart, was also present.
“Kaley, are you sure you want to do that category given your anti-feminism stance?” Gad asked.
“Oh! Wait! Close up,” Hart said, using one of the three cameras attached to “selfie sticks” he brought on stage to zoom in on Kaley’s reaction.
“Guys, I have to,” Kaley jokingly responded. “It’s part of my apology tour.”
After her comment, Cuoco announced the winner. Melissa McCarthy walked away with the 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.
In Kaley’s interview with Redbook Magazine, she was quoted as saying she was “never that feminist girl demanding equality,” when asked if she considers herself a feminist. Kaley previously addressed her controversial stance on Instagram New Year’s Day, claiming she was misquoted by the publication.
“… If any of you are In the ‘biz’ you are well aware of how words can be taken out of context," she wrote. "I'm completely blessed and grateful that strong women have paved the way for my success along with many others. I apologize if anyone was offended. Anyone that truly knows me, knows my heart and knows what I meant.”
The 2015 People’s Choice Awards kicked off at 9 p.m. EST on CBS. Find out how to watch the show live on TV and online here.