“What’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be. 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. 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.”
She continued: “What’s more concerning is…. Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying. 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..?”
Florence explained that she was “grateful” to have grown 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. It has always been my mission in this industry to say ‘fuck it and fuck 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…. #f***ingfreethefuckingnipple,” she concluded.
The post has gathered more than 1.4million likes and counting, with a host of support from celebrities and fans alike.
Joey King commented: “You are truly so amazing. You put into words what so many feel but can’t articulate.”
Florence’s post shows just how much work there is left to do for society and, ahem, men to stop body-shaming women. While we wish there were no circumstances in the first place for the actor to speak out about this topic, we’re so glad and supportive that she has. Florence has a huge fan base, with some of them being very young girls. If they see their idol not taking any slander against her body, hopefully, they will be inspired not to let the opinion of others affect their relationship with their bodies.