April 8, 2020 10:13PM EDT
Florence Pugh confessed that she was ‘sad’ and ‘upset’ after trolls were ‘being horrid’ under an Instagram birthday shout-out for her boyfriend, Zach Braff. The ‘Scrubs’ star is now 21 years older than the ‘Little Women’ actress.
Florence Pugh, 24, won’t stand for cyber bullying and age shaming. The Little Women star broke her silence after negative comments attacking the 21-year age difference between Florence and her boyfriend, Zach Braff, flooded the comments section of her Instagram birthday tribute for Zach on April 6. The Scrubs star turned 45, making him two decades older than Florence.
“Within about eight minutes of the photo being posted, I had about 70 percent of the comments hurling abuse and being horrid and basically bullying someone on my page,” Florence, who was visibly upset, revealed in an Instagram video uploaded on April 8. The backlash was so bad, Florence had to stop it all together! “It is the first time in my entire Instagram life that I have had to turn off the comments on my page,” she continued. “I have never been an Instagram page that encourages that. I have never been an Instagram page that likes that toxic vibe.”
Florence will no longer stand for hateful comments, especially amid the coronavirus outbreak. “I will not allow that behavior on my page. I’m not about that. It makes me upset,” she continued. “It makes me sad that during this time when we really all need to be together, we need to be supporting one another, we need to be loving one another. The world is aching and the world is dying and a few of you decided to bully for no reason.”
Florence won’t tolerate being patronized, either! “I’m 24-years-old. I have been working since I was 17-years-old. I h