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Florence Pugh and Zach Braff’s relationship is hardly breaking news (they’ve potentially been together as far back as the summer of 2018).For some reason people are still talking about the 21-year age difference between 25-year-old Pugh and her long-time boyfriend.
In a new interview with The Sunday Times surrounding the release of Black Widow, Pugh shared her thoughts on why people think they can comment about her relationship on her Instagram page.
“I think it bugs people that it’s not who they expected,” she said. “But it’s my life and I’m not doing anything to please people or to make it a better headline or story. I want to also be a person!”
The profile mentioned the time that Pugh posted to celebrate Braff’s 46th birthday, and in return she got a deluge of mean comments.
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In response to the comments, she posted a four-minute video to speak out about the bullying.
“I am 24 years old,” she said in the video. “I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love. And I would never in my life ever, ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love. It is not your place. And really, it has nothing to do with you. So if those rules are something that you do not like, then please unfollow me because the abuse that you throw at him is abuse that you’re throwing at me.”
In her interview with The Sunday Times, she expanded on these feelings:
“It’s so weird to me to go on to someone’s page and shit on it,” she said, referring to the trolls. “That’s so not my nature—to go and bully for the sake of bullying. It’s such an odd thing that we’ve become OK with in the past ten years of social media. The thing is, people want Instagram to be a nicer place, they want to see nice things. They want to be inspired and they want to be happy. I don’t mind you not liking me, that’s absolutely fine. In which case don’t follow me.”
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