On July 10 during Paris Couture Week, Florence Pugh dazzled in a hot pink see-through dress at Valentino’s Haute Couture show in Rome, Italy. She certainly looked amazing in fuchsia, channeling the Barbiecore trend, but some people started remarking on other things as well.
The actor, who co-stars with singer Harry Styles in the upcoming film “Don’t Worry Darling” by Olivia Wilde, used Instagram to call out body shamers who were criticizing Wilde’s apparent nipples. Whether they are famous or not, criticizing someone’s body is never acceptable, but the 26-year-old unfortunately saw it coming.
Every word Pugh used to tear down the haters on social media was a heartfelt plea for this misogynistic rhetoric to end. “Listen, I knew when,” she writes.
There was certain to be commentary on my stunning Valentino dress because I wore it. We all knew what we were doing, whether it was a good or bad thing. I was eager to wear it; I had no anxiety at all. I wasn’t before, later, or even today. It’s been fascinating to observe how simple it is for guys to completely dismember a woman’s body in front of everyone, proudly. You even provide your job titles and email addresses in your bio.
“It’s not the first time and probably won’t be the last that a woman hears what’s wrong with her body from a group of strangers, but what’s worrying is just how vulgar they are,luckily, Pugh — who played Amy March in “Little Women” — seems unfazed by the trolling. Alongside three pictures of herself with her nipples showing, Pugh continued: “Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me. I’m happy with all of the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to look at when I was 14. So many of you wanted to aggressively let me know how disappointed you were by my ‘tiny tits’, or how I should be embarrassed by being so ‘flat chested’.I’ve lived in my body for a long time. I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it.
“What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying. It makes me wonder what happened to you to be so content on being so loudly upset by the size of my boobs and body..?”