What Was Actress Florence Puch’s Shocking Statement?

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What Was Actress Florence Puch's Shocking Statement?

Actress Florence Pugh felt
sad about Indian culture being abused for profit and went on to apologize for
disrespecting the beauty of the religion that had been taught to her many years
ago.

she said: “I’ve read, listened, signed, donated, read again, ssh’d my
white fragility and really wanted to trace instances in my life where I have
been guilty. One part I have identified in my own actions is cultural
appropriation.

“Over the summer of 2017, Bindis and henna became a trend. Every top high
street shop was selling their reimagined versions of this culture. No one cared
about the origin, a culture was being abused for profit. I felt embarrassed. I
felt sadness for the small family-run Indian shops all over the country, seeing
their culture and religion cheapened everywhere.

“I wore this culture on my terms only, to parties, at dinner. I too was
disrespecting the beauty of the religion that had been taught to me those years
ago.”

She also shared another instance with a photo she took when she was 17, which
had been brought to her attention by a fan.

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 ‘Bombastic’. I am ashamed of so many things in those few
sentences.


“At the time, I honestly did not think that I was doing anything wrong.
Growing up as white and privileged allowed me to get that far and not know.
Stupid doesn’t even cut it, I was uneducated. I was unread.”

Pugh continued: “I grew
up watching my high profile pop culture idols adopting culture in similar ways,
so I didn’t think wrong of doing it too. I now need to be aware that people are
looking up to me and I must address my own poor actions.”


“Black, Indian, Native American and Asian cultures and religions are
constantly used and abused every new shopping season. It’s not wrong to
appreciate the beauty of culture but rebranding them for the sake of a
fashion trend and a $ most certainly is.

“I’m truly sorry to all of you that were offended for years or even just
recently. I cannot dismiss the actions I bought into years ago but I believe
that we who were blind to such things must acknowledge them and recognize them
as our faults, our ignorance and our white privilege and I apologize profusely
that it took this long,” she added.

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