By Sarah Curran.

Jessica Chastain and Regé-Jean Page are defending Florence Pugh after her dress drew criticism.

Pugh blasted critics of the sheer pink gown that she wore while stepping out at the Valentino show during Rome Fashion Week.

The 26-year-old actress addressed the criticism and called out sexism in a lengthy Instagram post.

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“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 began.

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“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..?”

Pugh continued, “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.”

Concluding her post, the “Little Women” star added, “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.”

She also used the hashtag “f*****gfreethef*****gnipple”.

Sharing Pugh’s post on her own Instagram Story, Jessica Chastain commented, “Why is it so threatening for some men to realize that women can love our bodies without your permission? We don’t belong to you.”

Photo: Jessica Chastain/Instagram
Photo: Jessica Chastain/Instagram

In a post on his Instagram Story, Regé-Jean Page also shared his support for Pugh.

He quoted her words. “What. Is. So. Terrifying?” and added his own opinion that it was time for men to speak out against the misogyny.

“Take a look at yourself fellas,” he began his post. “Then take a look at your mates and step up when it’s time to step up. When the boys are out of line, have a word.”

“The weird thing about misogyny is men actually listen to other men,” the “Bridgerton” actor added. “So do your bit, cos [sic] the next few years in particular are gonna be a really good time to listen, and take some responsibility, for everyone’s sake.”


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