Florence Pugh is the latest celebrity to join the Barbiecore trend, wearing a hot pink gown to Valentino's A/W Haute Couture Fashion Week show in Rome. But, whilst the majority of us lapped up the elegance of Florence's head-to-toe tulle outfit, others weren't so kind, with far too many trolls taking to social media to body shame the actor.
Thankfully, Florence took the hate in her hot pink stride, heading to Instagram to call out the body shamers. "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," she told her 7.5 million followers, going on to say that despite knowing her fashion statement would have a reaction, it has still been shocking to see "just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman's body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see."
Noting that (sadly) this "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", the 26-year-old commented on how worryingly "vulgar" some men can be. Nevertheless, Florence gave a middle-finger to the haters, letting them know that their opinion of her means nothing.
"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," she added. "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."
Florence continued: "It has always been my mission in this industry to say 'f**k it and f**k that' whenever anyone expects my body to morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive... Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise."
She ended her post by reminding her followers to, "free the f**king nipple" – and tbh, we couldn't agree more!
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