Black Widow actress Florence Pugh raged at critics after she exposed her breasts while wearing a sheer Valentino dress to the Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter show in Rome.
Pugh originally shared multiple photos of herself in the dress to Instagram that clearly expose her breasts writing, “Technically they’re covered? Feeling magical in Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli you absolute genius. Stunning. Stunning. Stunning evening.”
She concluded, “Thank you again, my beautiful team, for making my pink princess dreams come true.”
Following this post, she shared more photos of herself in the dress exposing her breasts and ranted against people criticizing her in another Instagram post.
She began her rant writing, “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. I was excited to wear it, not a wink of me was nervous. I wasn’t before, during or even now after.”
She quickly turned her attention and began excoriating them, “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..?”
“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 continued.
“Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me. I’m happy with all of the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to look at when I was 14,” Pugh wrote.
“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,” she noted. “I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it.”
The actress then questioned, “What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying.”
She then opined, “It makes me wonder what happened to you to be so content on being so loudly upset by the size of my boobs and body..? I’m very grateful that I grew up in a household with very strong, powerful, curvy women. We were raised to find power in the creases of our body. To be loud about being comfortable.”
Pugh then declared, “It has always been my mission in this industry to say ‘f*** it and f*** that’ whenever anyone expects my body to morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive. I wore that dress because I know.”
“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….”
Ironically, Pugh then teased the final image in her slide show where she covers up her breasts with her hands.
She wrote, “Oh! The last slide is for those who feel more comfortable with that inch of darker skin to be covered… #f***ingfreethef***ingnipple.”
While Pugh called to respect people and respect humans, she clearly doesn’t respect herself and doesn’t respect others as she eschews the virtue of modesty in favor of exposing herself to the world.
The Catholic Church’s teaching on modesty is clear as noted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It states, “Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.”
Further the Catechism states, “Modesty protects the mystery of persons and their love. It encourages patience and moderation in loving relationships; it requires that the conditions for the definitive giving and commitment of man and woman to one another be fulfilled. Modesty is decency. It inspires one’s choice of clothing. It keeps silence or reserve there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity. It is discreet.”
It later states, “The forms taken by modesty vary from one culture to another. Everywhere, however, modesty exists as an intuition of the spiritual dignity proper to man. It is born with the awakening consciousness of being a subject. Teaching modesty to children and adolescents means awakening in them respect for the human person.”
Aside from the clear teaching in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Father Chad Ripperger notes that actions like Pugh’s lack of modesty and her sharing of the photos could possibly be exposing people viewing them to demons.
He explains, “The demons actually can introduce into our imagination images. Now, they can’t create images of things that we’ve never seen before. They can take parts of those things in our memory and put them together in order to create different images, but they can’t say that St. Thomas says, they can’t say make a blind man see color or imagine color. They have to use something that is already there.”
“This is one of the reasons why I tell people never, under any circumstance whatsoever, whatever, to ever view any pornography aside from the fact that some of it’s being cursed now,” he warns. “The fact of the matter is that once you view it, that material even if you ask for the grace of forgetfulness, God permitting, the demons can use it.”
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