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Pugh's Big Year

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2019 was a huge year for actress Florence Pugh. Not only did she star in the hit horror film Midsommar, but she also earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Amy March in Little Women. Oh, and she is starring in a small indie film in 2020: Marvel's Black Widow.

Pugh's star is definitely on the rise, and on top of all of her talent, she is building an extremely approachable Instagram presence which includes her posting a ton of charming cooking videos to her stories.

Standing Up For Her Relationship

What people don't seem to love is the fact that Pugh is dating and living with Scrubs actor Zach Braff. The 21 year age gap (Pugh is 24, Braff is 45) seems to be the main sticking point, but the couple seems happy enough. Pugh posted a pic of Braff for his birthday with the following caption:

"Today we shall smile wider than the clouds are grey. April 6th and we're celebrating hard! Happy Birthday wishes, boogies and cheers for this special person. Raise those bubbles and jiggle!"

However, people were quick to be critical, to the point where Pugh turned off the comments for the post and felt the need to address it in a video.

She Disavows The Hate

Pugh posted the video on her main feed, defending her relationship with Braff and telling people to unfollow her if they were going to fill her comment section with abuse.

"Within about 8 minutes of the photo being posted, I had about 70 percent of the comments hurling abuse and being horrid and basically bullying someone on my page."

She continued, explaining that she wanted her Instagram to be a positive place only, especially in this age of social distancing.

"I will not allow that behavior on my page. I’m not about that. It makes me upset. It makes me sad that during this time, when we really all need to be together, we need to be supporting one another, we need to be loving one another. The world is aching and the world is dying. And a few of you decided to bully for no reason."

People Need To Mind Their Own Business

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She continued, explaining that she's an adult woman who can make her own choices about who she chooses to love and be with.

"I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love, and never in my life would tell someone [else] who they can and can not love. It is not your place and really has nothing to do with you."

"If those rules are something you do not like, then please unfollow me. Because the abuse you throw at him, is abuse you’re throwing at me, and I don’t want those followers."

Pugh expressed her frustration, explaining that she wants to keep posting cooking and dancing videos, but the people who were critical of Braff could make it difficult for her to continue.

"I don’t know when cyberbullying became trendy, I don’t know when it became a point system."

So, if you want to see Pugh make marmalade again, stop ragging on her boyfriend.

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