Florence Pugh has had one of the most promising careers in the film industry since the past few years. Pugh has received widespread acclaim for her role in Midsommar and also in Little Women. Pugh is now anticipating the release of her upcoming film Black Widow. This is also the first time Pugh is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On Monday the actress took to her social media to issue a public apology for cultural appropriation in the past. The 24 year old actress has shared the apology after the horrific murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police. Pugh began her apology writing, "The world is trying to make change and I’m learning a tidal wave of information that frankly, was always there but I was unaware of. I’ve tried my best to post, learn, pass what I’ve learnt on to others and of course, echo the voices of those who don’t have a platform to share their wisdom."
Recalling the time she was a part of a toxic white culture she wrote, "I braided my hair and painted a beanie with the Jamaican flag colours and went to a friend’s house, proud of my Rastafarian creation. I then posted about it the next day with a caption that paraphrased the lyrics to Shaggy’s song ‘Boombastic’."
Pugh has now said that she is ashamed of all of these things in her past. Pugh said that she knows her apology comes too late as the pictures are eight years old. Pugh has also said that she was not just stupid but also uneducated and unread. She concluded her post by apologizing again for ignoring her white privilege.