Florence Pugh Claps Back At People Harassing Her Boyfriend Zach Braff
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Florence Pugh is furious with her Instagram followers. The Little Women star recently posted about her boyfriend actor Zach Braff, and instead of love and support from her fans, she was hit with a deluge of harassment from trolls. Pugh is not having it.

The actress clapped back against the internet peanut gallery in the best possible way — with a video message that will have you cheering.


Pugh is not tolerating the hate.

She posted a longer video on her Instagram, where she got real with her followers. Pugh began the video by saying that she'd been "wrestling with the idea" of posting the video, but ultimately decided to go for it for the sake of her own well-being.


"On Monday, I decided to post a photo in honor of Zach's birthday."

This is the post that kicked off the storm of hate. She was wishing Braff a happy birthday, but she wound up having to turn off the comments on the post. 

Pugh said that within a few minutes of posting the photo, abusive comments flooded in. "It's the first time in my entire Instagram life that I've had to turn off comments on my page."


She didn't mince any words.

"I will not allow that behavior on my page," said Pugh, looking straight into the camera. "I'm not about that. It makes me upset. It makes me sad that, during this time, while the world is aching...a few of you decided to bully, for no reason."


She directly addressed criticism about the couple's age difference.

Many of the abusive comments had to do with Pugh and Braff's age difference. Braff is 45, Pugh is 24. But she addressed this issue head-on. "I am 24 years old. I do not need you to tell me who I should and should not love, and I would never, ever, in my life, tell anyone who they can and cannot love."

Pugh then goes in for the ultimate clapback: "It is not your place, and really it has nothing to do with you." This is where I started screaming like she did in Midsommar.


She ended the video with a plea ...

...for cyberbullies to kindly unfollow her page. "I don't want to have to protect my comments every time I post a picture of him," said Pugh. 

The support came rolling in. Ariana Grande wrote "'being hateful is not trendy' a new tattoo for my chest." And Joey King commented that "you are simply the coolest," which I totally agree with. Haters, please leave Pugh and Braff alone.