Florence Pugh Addresses Body-Shamers After Sheer Gown Criticism

The Academy Award nominee tells "vulgar" men to "grow up."


Florence Pugh called out men that were body-shaming her for wearing a sheer dress at the Valentino Haute Couture show in Rome on Sunday. Pugh’s body and the size of her breasts were criticized.

“Listen, 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,” Pugh wrote. “I was excited to wear it, not a wink of me was nervous. I wasn’t before, during or even now after.”

The Black Widow star wore a sheer fuchsia pink Valentino gown at the show for Valentino: The Beginning, the brand’s fall/winter collection. While the dress covered Pugh’s chest, the sheer material did reveal her nipples.

“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,” Pugh continued.

The actress pointed out that many of her critics were using accounts with their job titles and work emails in their bios. While Pugh pointed out that women are constantly being told about their body’s imperfections, she was worried by “just how vulgar some of you men can be.”

“I’ve lived in my body for a long time,” Pugh wrote. “I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it.”

Pugh expressed her confusion as to why men were so scared of her breasts. She goes on to share her gratefulness for growing up surrounded by “strong, powerful, curvy women” that empowered her to respect and love her body.

Pugh finished her response with some advice for her critics. “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise.”

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