Florence Pugh talks sheer Valentino uproar in Vogue: ‘How can my nipples offend you?’
Don’t worry darling – Miss Flo isn’t done freeing the nipple.
Florence Pugh stars on the cover of Vogue’s winter issue, and discussed that controversial sheer Valentino dress during her interview.
“I’ve never been scared of what’s underneath the fabric,” the “Little Women” actress told the glossy of the headline-making hot pink gown, which she wore to the Valentino Haute Couture show last July.
“If I’m happy in it, then I’m gonna wear it. Of course, I don’t want to offend people, but I think my point is: How can my nipples offend you that much?” Pugh, 26, asked.
The “Black Widow” actress went on to address the horrific comments she received from trolls.
“It’s very important that we do this,” Pugh said.
“I know that some people might scoff at me saying that, but if a dress with my breasts peeking through is encouraging people to say, ‘Well, if you were to get raped, you would deserve it,’ it just shows me that there’s so much more work to do.”
Pugh — who didn’t let those social media critics stop her from stepping out in more see-through styles during her “Don’t Worry Darling” press tour — previously defended the polarizing couture in a lengthy Instagram post last summer.
“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 wrote at the time.
“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 added.
Despite starring alongside heartthrobs Harry Styles and Timothée Chalamet and regularly rocking the red carpet, the “Midsommar” star also told Vogue she really is quite normal.
“Yes, I can put makeup on and look good for a premiere. But at the end of the day, I still have hair on the top of my lip and I still smell after a workout and I still get spots when I’m stressed,” she said.