Florence Pugh Tells Critics ‘Growing Up’ After See-Through Dress Backlash: ‘Why Are You So Afraid Of Boobs?’
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Florence Pugh has taken revenge on social media after being criticized for wearing a bright pink Valentino dress during the fashion house’s haute couture show in Rome, Italy on Friday.
The 26-year-old ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ star wrote a lengthy caption on Instagram not only to defend her body, but to ask for ‘respect’ from everyone following the event to celebrate the collection fall 2022-23 at the city’s famous Piazza di Spagna.
« Listen, I knew when I was wearing this amazing Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be comments on it, » she wrote to her seven million followers. « Whether it was negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing. I was excited to wear it, not a wink from me was nervous. I wasn’t before, during, or even now after. . »
Pugh’s neon pink dress featured layers of tulle draped across her chest with a halter neckline and nothing worn underneath. A bountiful skirt full of matching fabric was cinched at the waist and billowing to the floor.
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« What’s interesting to watch and see is how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see, » he said. she continued. « It’s not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time a woman has heard what’s wrong with her body from a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is how some « Some of you can be vulgar. Luckily, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me. I’m happy with all the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to look at when I was 14. »
The Oscar nominee added, « I’ve been living in my body for a long time. I’m fully aware of the size of my chest and I’m not afraid of it. What’s most worrying is… Why Are you so afraid of breasts? Small? Big? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying.
The ‘Little Women’ star noted that she was grateful to grow up « in a household with very strong, powerful, curvy women » and found « power in the folds of our bodies. »
« It’s always been my mission in this industry to say ‘fk it and fk that’ whenever someone expects my body to turn into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive, » a- she writes. « I wore this dress because I know. »
She added: « If being publicly violent towards women in 2022 is that easy for you, then the answer is you’re the one who doesn’t know it.
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» Grow up. Respect people. Respect the bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans.
Pugh ended his battle cry with a « free the nipple » hashtag.
A host of Hollywood stars accepted the message and supported Pugh not only for his words of wisdom, but also for wearing the dress so easily, as nearly a million likes poured into the Instagram post.
Actress Joey King sympathized with Pugh and wrote, « You are truly amazing. You put into words what so many people feel but cannot articulate. »
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Aubrey Plaza also agreed, « ok that’s what I saidggg. »
Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, who attended the show, added a ‘100’ emoji, while « Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan wrote, ‘love you’.
Academy Award-winning actress Ariana DeBose, who sat front row next to Anna Wintour with Pugh during the show, added, « RESPECT. Period. »
Pugh was joined by Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Andrew Garfield and Naomi Campbell at the star-studded runway event where a brilliant magenta hue was the focal point of the show, in particular « Pink PP », a new Pantone color created by the creative director of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli.
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