Florence Pugh spoke about the abuse she suffered last year after she wore a sheer Valentino dress that revealed her breasts.
The 27-year-old actor wore a fuchsia pink Valentino, designed with designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, at the house’s couture show in Paris last year.
Posting a photo of her in a dress on Instagram, Pugh received a lot of criticism from her followers, with some trolls even suggesting she “deserves to be raped” for showing off her nipples.
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“If I am happy in it, then I will wear it. Of course I don’t want to offend people, but I guess what I mean is: How can my nipples offend you so much? Pugh told Vogue in a new cover interview.
Don’t Worry “It’s very important that we do this,” added the Darling actor. “I know some may make fun of me by saying this, but if a dress with my boobs showing off encourages people to say, ‘Well, you deserve it if you’re going to get raped,’ that just shows me that you’re there. There’s still a lot of work to be done.”
Pugh explained that part of his confidence in his body is down to how he was raised by his parents.
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“We were always naked as kids,” she admitted. “We are human, we are the body. Yes, I can make up and look pretty for a gala.
“But at the end of the day, I still have hairs on my lip and I still smell after practice and still get speckles when I’m stressed out, kid.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Pugh comments on the end of his relationship with Zach Braff.
The couple, who have a 20-year age gap between them, started dating in 2019 and separated for a while in 2022.
“My breakup was very recent, so I understand that,” she said, adding to the criticism the couple received: “We weren’t in anyone’s face. It’s just that people didn’t like it.
“They imagined me with someone younger and with a blockbuster. I think teen relationships in Hollywood are so easily distorted because they contribute to gossip sites. It’s exciting to watch. And I guess I was in a relationship that didn’t do any of that.
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This isn’t the first time Pugh has tackled the sheer dress drama. Speaking to Harpers Bazaar last year, she said: “I was comfortable with my small breasts. And showing them like that – made it heavy [people] that I am comfortable.
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