Black Widow’s Florence Pugh Apologises For Cultural Appropriation (See Photo)

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    Black Widow’s Florence Pugh Apologises For Cultural Appropriation See Photo

    In a lengthy Instagram post, the actress talked about how an Indian friend had showed her about bindis and henna as a child, and how she went on to wear them every summer.

    Recalling that she later saw them being sold for cheap on the high street, she wrote: “No one cared about the origin, a culture being abused for profit. I thought because I was taught about it different, I was an exception. And here’s the problem.

    “I wasn’t actually being respectful in how I was using it. I wore the culture on my own terms only, to parties, at dinner. I too was disrespecting the beauty of the religion that had been taught to me all those years ago.”

    She also talked about the time she braided her hair, painted a beanie with Jamaican colours and posted a photo of them with added Shaggy lyrics on her Instagram, which she was called out on last year.

    At the time, I honestly did not think that I had done anything wrong,” she added. “Growing up as white and privileged allowed me to get this far and not know… I grew up watching my high profile pop culture idols adopting cultures in similar ways, so I didn’t think wrong of doing it too.

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    “I now need to be aware that people are looking up to me and I must address my own poor actions… It’s not wrong to appreciate the beauty of a culture but rebranding them for the sake of a fashion trend and a $ most certainly is… I apologise profusely that it took this long.”

    The actress recently hit out at people who leave nasty comments to her over her 21-year age gap with her boyfriend Zach Braff.

    “I know that part of being in the spotlight is that people might invade your privacy and have opinions on it,” she said, “but it’s bizarre that normal folk are allowed to display such hate and opinions on a part of my life that I’m not putting out there.”

    Black Widow has a November 6, 2020 release date in the US, with the UK getting it a week earlier on October 28.

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