- egé-Jean Page called on men to speak out against misogyny in an Instagram post on Sunday.
- Page also encouraged men to listen to women and take responsibility for their own actions.
- He shared the message after Florence Pugh was criticized for wearing a see-through gown.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Pugh shared photos of herself wearing a halter-neck gown made from pink tulle at Friday’s Valentino Haute Couture show in Rome, Italy. In her caption, she wrote about the response to her dress, which was sheer and showed her chest, and called out “vulgar” men who she said body-shamed her.
Page later shared Pugh’s post to his Instagram story and encouraged his followers to read her caption. He also wrote his own message to the men who took issue with the actor’s fashion.
“Take a look at yourself fellas,” he wrote. “Then take a look at your mates and step up when it’s time to step up. When the boys are out of line, have a word.”
Page continued: “The weird thing about misogyny is men actually listen to other men, so do your bit, cos the next few years in particular are gonna be a really good time to listen, and take some responsibility, for everyone’s sake.”
The “Bridgerton” star was one of numerous celebrities to share words of encouragement for Pugh on Instagram.
“Adore you 💗,” fellow “Bridgerton” actor Nicola Coughlan said.
“Yes Flo. I love you. Yes,” Kathryn Gallagher added.
Other celebrities who commented on her post said they related to Pugh.
“Ok this is what i been sayingggg,” Aubrey Plaza wrote.
“You are truly so amazing. You put into words what so many feel but can’t articulate,” Joey King said.
Pugh hasn’t publicly responded to the celebrities who’ve supported her. But she did hint at her current feelings in her original Instagram post.
“Listen, I knew when I wore that incredible Valentino dress that there was no way there wouldn’t be a commentary on it,” she wrote. “Whether it be negative or positive, we all knew what we were doing. I was excited to wear it, not a wink of me was nervous. I wasn’t before, during or even now after.”
Representatives for Florence Pugh did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, and representatives for Regé-Jean Page declined to comment.