Fans of Zach Braff and Florence Pugh know that social media isn’t particularly fond of their age gap. During a new interview for Elle UK, the 24-year-old actress said she has the “right to hang out and be with and go out with anyone I want to.”
Florence and Zach were first seen hanging out this past fall, but some people on social media were not happy with the news that the 24-year-old star was dating a 45-year-old man.
For instance, in December of last year, a social media commenter called out the 21-year age gap, and the Oscar nominee quickly clapped back. The actress said her response was completely justified because there are people out there who don’t understand their words can be harmful.
Pugh went on to explain how she doesn’t understand how people on the internet think they’re entitled to attack the personal lives of others they don’t even know. Moreover, Florence has done nothing to put her personal life on display, so she doesn’t get how they even think they have the right to criticize her.
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According to Pugh, she’s an actress and doesn’t mind at all when people look at her social media and other art forms, but they don’t have the right to comment on it or criticize it in any way.
Pugh then went on to describe how she has come to expect such behavior and criticism, especially with her level of fame.
With that said, she refuses to tolerate negative comments, insults, and other insinuations. Pugh says it’s “bizarre” to her that people even think they have the right to comment on her personal life, which she has kept under wraps for the most part.
As you may or may not know, this wouldn’t be the first time Pugh has fought back. This past month, she was slammed on social media for posting a happy birthday message on Zach Braff’s IG page. Pugh took to her IG to say that she would never talk about anyone’s choices and personal life because it’s not her right to say.