Kaley Cuoco wore a mask while jumping rope at the gym & dumb people complained

Are gyms open in your area? It seems to go state by state, city by city, county by county. In my state, Virginia, gyms were allowed to reopen in June under social-distancing, mask-wearing and capacity limits. I spent the spring missing the gym, so I’ve been going regularly since it reopened. I wear my mask when I enter and leave, and I wear my mask when I’m lifting weights, which isn’t the gym protocol – the rule in VA is that you don’t actually have to wear the mask when you’re working out, just when you’re coming and going. I don’t wear my mask when I’m on the treadmill or bike though, because I get too hot and I am social-distanced.

What’s my point? Kaley Cuoco wears her mask the entire time she’s in the gym, even when she’s doing cardio, like jumping rope. As you can see in the Instagram video above, she’s super-fit and she manages to keep her mask on the entire time she’s jumping rope. Dumbasses in her comments were yelling at her:

Despite Cuoco’s crisscross jumping coordination and cardio jogging, some of her 6 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.”

[From Fox News]

I’m just… ugh. Why has “wearing a mask” become the political issue du jour. Why are people stupid? Why do people think they’re really making some big point about MASKS and FREEDOM and going into a celebrity’s IG to complain about how she’s being completely responsible and even kind of badass. I couldn’t jump rope in a mask! Things would be flying everywhere and my boobs would hurt and my mask would be bunched up by my eyes.

Actress Kaley Cuoco wearing a Missoni suit with Freda Salvador shoes arrives at the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles held at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 5, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. julia says:

    I’m complaining about the fact that people literally complain about everything nowadays. I’m soooooo over it. Do what works for you, and then SHUT. YOUR. MOUTH.

  2. Chaine says:

    Good for her! I hope the makeup and brows in the second pic were just an aberration, though, they literally hurt my eyes!

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Same! Love the suit…eye makeup horrible!

      I like Kaley, and I LOVE her for standing up to those idiots and shutting them down!

  3. ainsley says:

    Mask wearing is only mandatory entering and exiting the gym in my city, but myself and my workout partner both wear it the entire time. I have seen numerous other people wearing theirs as well. The gym I go to is now cracking down on the physical distancing. Machines have been spaced out and every other one roped off to not be used, but also now in the weight area they are forcing people to keep their distance or kicking them out, unless masks are worn and then you can have a workout partner. Employees caught not enforcing the distancing get one warning, and if caught again letting stuff slide, they are terminated.

    • ME says:

      But this virus can float in the air for hours (especially in an air conditioned room). It makes no sense to allow them to workout without masks on. So risky. Being 6 feet away from someone isn’t going to help if the virus is floating around the room and you are bare faced.

      • ainsley says:

        They have turned off all air conditioning/ taken away all fans in the building, but I agree. I wish everyone would wear a mask, but I can’t do anything about it except always wear mine. They also have made it so people must book workouts ahead online, and only let a certain amount of people in the gym that is below the allowed max. So it’s something at least.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Thing is, even experts are saying that the 6′ mark is NOT absolute. One of those spray machines showed a “strong” sneeze it can travel/float for 60!!!! ft! So 6′ IS arbitrary.

        Still… MAJOR KUDOS for Kaley, and her Klapback!

      • LeftCoastal says:

        +1,000 @ (TheOG) Jan90067 — I need to find it, but I read an article saying that 6 feet distancing is an archaic and arbitrary distance. It may help if there are droplets from coughing/sneezing, but the virus is aerosolized. The experts in the article went on to say that we should be focusing on better ventilation in indoor spaces. The reason it’s less risky outdoors is because air/people are moving so the virus gets dispersed and it’s less likely you’ll get hit with a heavy load of it.

  4. Enis says:

    I have a friend who used to wear a mask prior to COVID when running to try to build his lung strength. Now he’s the biggest COVIDiot I know.

    People make no sense.

  5. Faithmobile says:

    I would never not wear mask indoors especially around people who are exercising(expelling more droplets farther). It’s just wishful thinking that social distancing indoors without a mask is safe. I had to teach my mother in-law how to take a deep breath whilst wearing a mask because she thought it was the mask and not her shallow breathing that was making her light headed. I never liked Kaley, but now I do, being a good mask role model is life saving. Everyone needs at least 10 masks(not disposable) and learn how to breath in them.

  6. ME says:

    If all she needs is “20 minutes of jumprope and good music” she can do that at home where she won’t need to wear a mask. Why bother going to the gym if that’s all you need?

    • North of Boston says:

      If you read it again she doesn’t say all she needs is jump-roping.
      She says jump roping is her new obsession and … all you need (to do it) is “20 mins, a jump rope and good music” ”

      I’m going to bet that 20 minutes of solo jump roping is not all there is to her exercise regimen. Hence the trip to the gym.

      Also, it she doesn’t mind the “bother going to the gym” what does it matter even if she only goes there to jump rope? Just like what does it matter to other people if she wants to wear a mask while doing it?

  7. Caitlin Bruce says:

    If I was a celeb I’d limit comments to only people I follow, the amount of idiots and hate they get for nothing most of the time is shocking. And if she wasn’t wearing a mask there’d be tons of “wear a mask” comments

  8. Turtledove says:

    WHY do they care about HER choosing to wear a mask? What a ridiculous thing to complain about.

    • Tiffany says:

      Honestly, they expect her to be a fellow white person who does not give a damn about the safety and welfare of others around her.

      This just makes me like her more than I already do.

      You can’t ignore the ignorance and racism once white people found out the disproportion of health issues, lack of health care and death that this virus brought to BIPOC.

  9. Bettyrose says:

    My gym is offering outdoor classes in the parking lot. Masks are only required for coming and going, but yesterday am working out under the orange skies I felt like so many health hazards were upon us I should workout in a hazmat suit. I don’t know that I trust we’re safe outdoors breathing hard only 6 feet apart with no masks…so I keep the mask on as much as I can.

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    People are idiots. The woman who wrote “you’re wearing a mask. Why?” Also commented that if you sneezed in a mask it would go right through. Which is patently FALSE. You can event blow a candle out if you’re wearing a mask properly.

  11. Feedmechips says:

    I’m back to going to the gym, but here in NYS, masks are required at all times. Props to Kaley because wearing a mask while weight lifting is no fun. I couldn’t imagine it during cardio.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here in NJ – anything indoors, a mask is required at all times.
      The one I occasionally use for their pool has been having stuff out in the parking lot, which sounds like hell to me, LOL. Too hot on asphalt, no thank you.
      I’m looking forward to going back some day, but not yet.

  12. Meime says:

    While people are still crying about having to wear them, I was actually just thinking how I don’t think I’d mind mask life to continue forever when inside public areas, especially during cold and flu season.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here, especially when traveling. It seems like every time I do a big trip, one or both of us end up getting sick. Last time I was traveling for almost two weeks, and then had to take several more days off when I got home, which wasn’t good.

    • ME says:

      I agree. I just read an article about how Flu season was almost non-existent in Australia this year due to Covid 19 mandates. I don’t understand why we all just went around acting as if the Flu was something that we just had to live with during many months of the year. No it’s not. We know we can virtually get rid of it if we follow certain rules. There is no reason to go back to the way things were.

      • Sa says:

        “ I don’t understand why we all just went around acting as if the Flu was something that we just had to live with during many months of the year. No it’s not.”

        I don’t think we did act like the flu was something we had to live with. Many people get flu shots every year. Part of why we’re wearing masks now is because we don’t have a vaccine yet.

      • ME says:

        @ Sa

        The numbers in Australia don’t lie. The flu shot didn’t lower the flu numbers so drastically there this year, Covid precautions did. I’m all for vaccines, don’t get me wrong. But this just shows how masks, hand washing, and social distancing work so amazingly well. Every year my city has flu outbreaks in old age homes. These outbreaks could have been completely avoided had such precautions been made years ago. We can’t go back to how we used to live especially since we know better and know simple changes can have huge impacts.

      • sa says:

        I don’t think I said anything against taking further precautions. All I said is that we don’t act like the flu is something we have to live with. Many people take preventative action against it by getting a flu shot. While part of why we have mask mandates is because we don’t yet have a vaccine, I don’t think it’s the only reason for a mask. Social distancing is probably the single most effective thing, so I have no problem believing that flu rates dropped this past flu season (I don’t know the numbers in Australia that you refer to, but common sense leads to the same conclusion). While I don’t know how sustainable social distancing is on a long-term basis, mask wearing and increased hand washing certainly are, as is increased outreach and promotion of flu shots.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m hoping all these precautions will help with the flu season here in the US too, but judging by our COVID numbers…ugh.

        I always get a flu shot. I’m one of the few people I know who do. I don’t get it – even if it doesn’t prevent you from getting it, it makes it less severe. And it’s usually readily available,, quick, easy, and depending on your insurance, free.

    • Traveler says:

      Same here.
      I’m not sure I’ll ever feel as carefree as I once did while traveling.
      Now I can’t imagine a future getting on a plane, using public transportation, hanging for hours in a museum, etc. without wearing a mask.

      • Lady D says:

        I can’t imagine a future without covid-19 or similar pandemics happening. The way I look at the world and life has changed radically because of covid. I can’t believe how much a pandemic has flipped the entire world upside down, the financial chaos countries are experiencing, even worse are the food shortages and skyrocketing prices for that food. Covid is even affecting how pets live. Numbers are spiking like crazy in our region because the tourists flocked here in droves over the summer and an entire mayor and council in the area had to quarantine for two weeks because someone infected went to a city hall meeting. It’s going to be a long winter.

    • North of Boston says:

      Wearing a mask has made a huge difference for me this spring, summer as far as cutting down my usual allergy symptoms. I sometimes wear a mask now when I’m by myself in my own backyard just because it helps with pollen and also, I’ve found, it keeps dust, soil, bugs from getting into my nostrils if I’m digging, weeding, etc.

  13. SamC says:

    I follow her IG and she’s quarantining in NYC, where you have to wear a mask at the gym. So aside from being a considerate person, she’s following the rules.

  14. Lemons says:

    I have seen 0 people complaining about ninjas or spies wearing masks, nor were they ever concerned about hunters wearing masks in the woods…no one was concerned about bikers wearing masks in cities or during winter….I have seen 0 people complaining about masks while skiing.

  15. Savu says:

    If I see one more dumbass CO2 comment I’m going to lose my mind.

    • lucy2 says:

      I know! Lots of people have always worn masks in their daily job and are just fine. Kaley is clearly just fine exercising in one.

      I had to do a couple of hours strenuous activity with a mask on, in very hot, humid weather, and I am not in good shape, and I survived. People hear something stupid and repeat it as fact forever. It’s so annoying.

  16. Soupie says:

    What the hell gym was she working out in?? The gyms are closed in California. 🤬🤬 Must be a private gym, which likely means rich bitches were the ones complaining.

    Edit: I see the complaints were online. Whatever. I guess rich people and celebrities still get to work out whle Planet Fitness and other gyms go down the tubes.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    I don’t wear a mask while working out at my gym (it’s not required), but it’s also very tiny and doesn’t have a ton of people. They’re also very on top of things cleaning, so we’re all spraying things down before and after using equipment. If it was a busier chain gym, I probably would wear it the entire time. I’ll be honest that I find it impossible when I’m doing really intense cardio because I have sinus issues, so I’d have to tone down some of the exercises I do. Walking or cycling is fine, but more heavy duty stuff and it’s too much, and I wind up getting lightheaded. Kudos to her for being to tolerate it, though.

    • SamC says:

      My gym is the same; I take a 6 am HIIT class and it’s the same small group, we are temp tested when we check in, then handed a towel and bottle of disinfectant to wipe down everything before we go to the next piece of equipment, and when the class is over the instructor sprays/wipes everything again.

  18. Mina_Esq says:

    The “co2” argument really gets me lol Dear Lord…all smarter than all the experts combined.

  19. Other Renee says:

    Those who are screaming about their rights are the biggest hypocrites alive. Rights only matter when you do things their way. To them, exercising her right to wear a mask is not okay. Wtf is wrong with these people? 🤷‍♀️

  20. Nic says:

    My husband is a personal trainer and has choose not to return to the gym since they have opened. No matter how many precautions they try to put in place it’s just not safe to be around people who are not wearing a masks and breathing hard. Instead he’s started training a few clients one on ones outside, and they all wear masks.

  21. Tia says:

    Masks: I have a right to control my own body even if it means I risk killing someone. The safety of others is irrelevant.

    Abortion: (to women). You have no right to control your own body. The life of another must take priority (the anti-abortion argument not my personal view).

    Okay then.

  22. Darla says:

    I’ve always been a fan, so this doesn’t change anything for me. On a side note, she is in amazing shape.

  23. L4frimaire says:

    Good for her for wearing a mask.Why wouldn’t she when Covid is still raging? Now I need to get a jump rope. ThT looks like a great cardio workout.

  24. Züri says:

    I’m impressed with those mad jump rope skills!

  25. Ladiabla says:

    Good on her for wearing a mask, but if I had her money I would never go to the gym again. Home gym all the way, with my own private sauna and pool. That would be the life!

  26. Nic919 says:

    I don’t think I have ever watched anything she’s been in, but she should be praised for wearing a mask while exercising. Breathing hard spreads droplets way further than regular breathing and frankly it’s unsafe to be in a gym full of people exercising without a mask at all times. Even if the rules say you don’t need to, it’s not matching the actual science of how far droplets spread when you are breathing with any force. Gyms reopened in Toronto last month and cases have popped up already.

  27. Laura says:

    I’m a bartender and people bitch at me for wearing a mask at work. People are dumb.

  28. Anna says:

    If you live in the U.S., you need to be wearing a mask all the time when you are outside of your own home. Period. I’m tired of all this debate about degrees and levels of mask-wearing. All it takes is one droplet of infected fluid and it’s over. Wear a mask. Inside. at all times. Virus does not care about, oh I was on the bike, etc. It has shown that it is tenacious and it wants to live. Every time you don’t wear a mask in a public space, especially enclosed spaces, the virus wins.

    Also, if someone can’t jump rope in a mask at the gym, how about outside or at home, depending upon one’s set up? I mean…jump rope is not essential, honestly… :/