Florence Pugh thrash 'Vulgar' comments on her see through outfit on social media
Florence Pugh attended the Valentino Haute Couture Show in Rome, Italy on Friday, July 8
And although the majority were astounded by the Barbie-like dress, a small number of detractors couldn't help but draw attention to Florence's clearly visible nipples.
The Little Women actress joked about the talk over the gown's sheerness when she debuted the look on Instagram, writing: "Technically they're covered?"
“I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it. Whether it be negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing,” Florence continued by stating that despite the abuse, she is still happy with her decision to wear the gown.
The actress continued by blasting guys in particular for "publicly" and "proudly" attacking her body without naming them. “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 wrote. “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 added. Fans praised Florence for opening up about her connection with her body and for learning to love the "flaws" that, as a teenager, she "couldn't bear to look at."
“Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me,” she wrote. “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,” she went on. After sharing some details about her background and thanking her "strong, powerful, curvaceous ladies" for teaching her to "find power in the folds of [her] body," Florence urged her detractors to reconsider their positions.
“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,” she concluded. “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise.”
The post, which she concluded by adding the hashtag "#fuckingfreethefuckingnipple," has since racked up over 1.6 million likes, igniting discussions on the pervasive body shaming on social media.