The victim of an avalanche of questionable comments, the 26-year-old actress posted a plea on Instagram calling for women’s bodies to be left alone.
She had opted for a fuchsia dress, voluptuous and all in transparencies, to attend the Valentino parade, which was held on July 8 on the grand staircase of the Plaza de España, in Rome. The outfit revealed her breasts and her “little nipples”. A daring that has not gone unnoticed, since Florence Pugh – which is particularly illustrated in the film the young lady (2016) and midsummer (2019) – was the goal of “body shamingby a majority of men, as she suggested, this Sunday, July 10, on Instagram.
“Listen, I knew when I put on this amazing Valentino dress that there was no way it wouldn’t be talked about. Whether negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing, ”she began writing the actress under a carousel of revealing photos of the evening. After which, Florence Pugh, however, questioned herself about “the ease with which men can totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, with pride, in the eyes of all”. And this, in 2022.
And to add: “This is not the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last, that a crowd of strangers will tell a woman what’s wrong with her body. What is worrying is the vulgarity of some of you men. The actress continued her long letter by explaining that she, for her part, “ended up accepting the subtleties of (her, her) body.” “I’m happy with all the ‘flaws’ I couldn’t bear to see when she was 14,” she said.
Among the criticism received, many focused on “her small breasts”, “her flat chest” and her nipples. “I have lived in my body for a long time. I am fully aware of the size of my breasts and I am not afraid of them. What’s more disturbing is rather… Why are you so afraid of boobs? Small? Thick ? Left ? Right ? a single ? Maybe none?” she said.
The one who explained that she grew up in a home full of “strong, powerful and well-formed” women, said that she was proud of the “folds” of her body and tired of this type of judgment. “In this industry, my mission has always been to say ‘fuck it, fuck it’ any time someone expects my body to conform to an opinion that dictates what is sexy or sexually attractive,” she wrote. “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will be a lot easier, I promise you,” she concluded, before joking, “And all that for two pretty nipples.” …”.