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Florence Pugh Hits Back At Creeps Criticizing Her Body After She Wore A Sheer Dress To A Fashion Show

Florence Pugh recently wore a gorgeous pink gown to the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022/23 fashion show in Rome.

End of story.

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Nope — because it’s THE INTERNET, men were pretty upset about the dress. Why?

You could see her nipples through the fabric.

For some reason, despite having nipples of their own that I promise you these trolls do not think about, Pugh’s gown sparked outrage over the mere IDEA that she, too, has nipples.

“Why are you so scared of breasts?” wrote the actress on Instagram after receiving messages from people who couldn’t deal with her body.

She went on:

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. 
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. You even do it with your job titles and work emails in your bio..?

She points out that she knew when she wore the dress that it would spark some kind of response — and that’s okay. But the fact that men are doing so totally was “interesting to watch”.

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. 
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.

Pugh notes that she’s made peace with her body, despite the comments.

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.

What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? 
What. Is. So. Terrifying.

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So why are so many (men) eager to point out “flaws”? She doesn’t care: why should they?

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..?
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. It has always been my mission in this industry to say ‘fuck it and fuck that’ whenever anyone expects my body to morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive. 

Respect people, she says strongly. She notes that it’s her mission stick up for herself when people want her to “morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive.”

I wore that dress because I know. 
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…. 

Oh! The last slide is for those who feel more comfortable with that inch of darker skin to be covered… 


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While some people were highly critical of the gown, others pointed out that everyone has nipples.

“Florence pugh slayed in that valentino dress idc what anyone says. if ur making a big deal about it then let me tell you something, everyone has nipples. if a man goes around shirtless he will get praises for it but god forbid a woman does the same because it’s inappropriate,” wrote one Twitter user.

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“Imagine living on a timeline where you’re blessed with a glimpse of Florence Pugh’s beautiful breasts in a beautiful gown and not loving everything about her. How embarrassing,” said a third person on Twitter.