Jessica Chastain defends Florence Pugh’s sheer Valentino dress

Jessica Chastain punishes bodyshamers.

The “Eyes of Tammy Faye” actress is the latest celebrity to back Florence Pugh, who received a spate of body-shaming comments after wearing a sheer dress to the Valentino Haute Couture show over the weekend.

Chastain reposted a photo Pugh shared of himself in the bright pink number with nipples bare, writing, “Why is it so threatening for some men to realize that women can love our bodies without your permission?”

The 45-year-old Oscar winner added, “We’re not yours.”

Pugh, 26, defended her outfit choice on Instagram on Sunday.

“Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way I couldn’t comment on it. Whether negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing. I was excited to wear it.” , no wink from me was nervous,” she began her caption.

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Pugh freed the nipple in hot pink Valentino at the fashion house’s couture show.
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The “Midsommar” star then commented “how easy it is for men to completely destroy a woman’s body, in public, proudly, for all to see,” adding that it is “worrying” to see “how vulgar” they can be when it comes to commenting on the appearance of others.

“So many of you wanted to aggressively let me know how disappointed you were by my ‘small tits’, or how I should be ashamed to be so ‘flat chested’. I have lived in my body for a long time. I am fully aware of my bust size and am not afraid of it,” Pugh wrote.

“What is even more concerning is…. Why are you so afraid of breasts?” she asked. “What. Is. So. Terrifying.”

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Pugh poses during the show.

While thanking her family of “very strong, powerful, curvy women” for teaching her to love her body, Pugh added: “It’s always been my mission in this industry to ‘fk it and fk that’.” to say when someone expects my body to turn into an opinion about what’s hot or sexually attractive.”

She concluded her post by addressing her critics: “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Please respect people,” she wrote, adding the hashtag #f-kingfreethef-kingnipple.

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Pugh wrote that she couldn’t believe how much hate she was getting “all because of two cute little nipples.”
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Jameela Jamil, Aubrey Plaza, Ariana DeBose, Dan Levy, Gemma Chan and Nicola Coughlan were among the many stars who cheered her post on in the comments, and ‘Bridgerton’s favorite Regé-Jean Page even shared the post on his own Instagram Stories.

“Look at yourself, boys. Then look at your friends and get up when it’s time to get out. If the guys are out of line, say so,” the Netflix heartthrob urged his followers.

“The weird thing about misogyny is that men really do listen to other men, so do your best because [sic] especially the coming years will be a very good time to listen and take some responsibility, for the benefit of all.”

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Jessica Chastain is one of many stars who have jumped to Pugh’s defense this week.
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