Actress Florence Pugh has a lot of supporters in her corner after she recently went braless under a sheer pink dress in a fashion show in Rome.
The “Black Widow” star shared some snaps to her Instagram page to show off the dress, joking “technically they’re covered.” However, many left comments criticizing her appearance, which prompted her to write a lengthy statement on Instagram on Sunday afternoon.
Many famous friends quickly sprang to her difference in the comments of her post. “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page took to his Instagram Stories on Monday to also share his thoughts on the controversy.
Regé-Jean Page Tells Men To ‘Take Some Responsibility’
In his Instagram Stories, Page encouraged men to “take some responsibility,” adding, “when the boys are out of line, have a word.”
“Read the caption. Take a look at yourself fellas,” he began. “Then take a look at your mates and step up when it’s time to step up. When the boys are out of line, have a word.”
“The weird thing about misogyny is men actually listen to other men, so do your bit, cos [sic] the next few years in particular are gonna be a really good time to listen, and take some responsibility, for everyone’s sake.”
The “Midsommar” star explained in detail in her own Instagram post exactly what kind of comments she received and explained why she won’t be intimidated by bodyshamers.
Florence Pugh Is Still ‘Excited’ By The Dress That Caused So Much ‘Commentary’
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The “Little Women” actress posted a very lengthy caption in the post, where she included some more snaps from the event and some that she had shared through her Instagram Stories.
“Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it,” she began. “Whether it be negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing.
I was excited to wear it, not a wink of me was nervous. I wasn’t before, during or even now after.”
“What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see,” she added. “You even do it with your job titles and work emails in your bio..?”
“It isn’t the first time and certainly won’t be the last time a woman will hear what’s wrong with her body by a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be,” she 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 t—’, or how I should be embarrassed by being so ‘flat chested’.”
“I’ve lived in my body for a long time,” she pointed out. “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?” she asked. “What. Is. So. Terrifying.”
‘Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans’
“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..?” she asked.
“I’m very grateful that I grew up in a household with very strong, powerful, curvy women. We were raised to find power in the creases of our body. To be loud about being comfortable,” she explained. “It has always been my mission in this industry to say ‘f— it and f— that’ whenever anyone expects my body to morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive.”
“I wore that dress because I know,” she wrote. “If being loudly abusive towards women publicly in 2022 is so easy for you, then the answer is that it is you who doesn’t know. Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise. And all because of two cute little nipples….”
She concluded, “Oh! The last slide is for those who feel more comfortable with that inch of darker skin to be covered…” She wrapped up her caption with the hashtag #f—ingfreethef—ingnipple.”