Florence Pugh on receiving backlash

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The 'free the nipple' fashion icon Florence Pugh has spoken out about the criticism surrounding her 'free the nipple' choices.

Florence Pugh

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Addressing the revealing Valentino gown that made news last year.

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Recall that the Don't Worry Darling actress attended Valentino's haute couture presentation in Rome in July of last year while donning a translucent dress.

Translucent Dress

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While the majority of her fans (including us) loved the look and praised Florence for her body confidence, others took to social media to shame Florence for releasing the nip.

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Nearly a year after the incident, Florence has addressed it, telling the New York Times that she was "surprised" by the negative response.

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She acknowledged that she received a lot of compliments.

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But added that she was shocked by the rude and obscene remarks some people felt free to make because she had exposed her nipples.

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