Florence Pugh Sorry over Past Cultural Appropriation
Actress Florence Pugh has issued an apology to fans for appropriating different cultures in the past.
For the past few months, the 24-year-old “Little Woman” star has been called out for her past behaviour: this includes braiding her hair into African-style cornrows, and wearing henna and Indian bindis on her body.
Another example of Pugh’s appropriation is when – at the age of 17 – she braided her hair in a Rastafarian style, and wore a beanie that was painted with the Jamaican flag colours.
In a lengthy statement posted to her Instagram account last Friday, 26 June, Pugh took ownership of her “uneducated” actions.
She wrote: “I cannot dismiss the actions I bought into years ago, but I believe that we who were blind to such things must acknowledge them and recognize [sic] them as our faults, our ignorance and our white privilege, and I apologize [sic] profusely that it took this long.”
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