While Pugh maintained she was “excited to wear” the frock and that “not a wink of” her felt nervous “before, during or even now after” the fashion show, she said she felt disappointed in the biting reactions from critics — namely men.
“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,” she mused, claiming that many of the social media users who negatively commented on her look had their “job titles and work emails” displayed in their bios.
“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 26-year-old wrote. “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.”