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Florence Pugh says trolls told her she deserved to 'get raped' for transparent dress

Florence Pugh says trolls told her she deserved to 'get raped' for transparent dress

Florence Pugh has spoken honestly surrounding the vile abuse that came her way after wearing a transparent dress.

Actor Florence Pugh has revealed the shocking abuse that came her way following a public appearance wearing a transparent dress.

In July last year, Pugh wore a Valentino dress to one of the fashion house's events in Rome.

The actor decided to post a picture of herself all glammed up at the event to her big social media following.

But the backlash from trolls was unpredictable, and now The Don't Worry Darling star has shared an insight into just how bad the comments got.

Florence Pugh posted photos of herself in the dress on social media.
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Speaking in an interview with Vogue, Pugh said: "Of course, I don’t want to offend people, but I think my point is: How can my nipples offend you that much?

"I’ve never been scared of what’s underneath the fabric. If I’m happy in it, then I’m gonna wear it."

Pugh says that it was 'very important' that she talked about the abuse that came her way, as it shows 'there's so much more work to do'.

She added: "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'."

In the heat of the moment, Pugh did hit back at the trolls.

Taking to social media, she wrote: "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.

"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."

The film star responded to trolls on social media at the time.
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Elsewhere in the Vogue interview, Pugh also spoke about the possibility of doing theatre one day.

While looking ahead to her projects in the year ahead, Pugh spoke about the 'attractive and a terrifying prospect' theatre brings.

She said: "Being onstage is a different thing, because you’re in front of people who need to be entertained now.… And I know that when I do a play, it’s going to mean a different thing.

"Whereas if I’d done it five years ago, not as many people would’ve come. I suppose the more time that I’ve avoided it, the more the pressure builds."

Featured Image Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity