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Florence Pugh Hits Back At Trolls Who Criticise Age Gap Relationship With Zach Braff

Florence Pugh Hits Back At Trolls Who Criticise Age Gap Relationship With Zach Braff

Florence Pugh has slammed trolls who have criticised her age gap relationship with Zach Braff.

The 24-year-old has been in a relationship with the Scrubs star, 45, since last year and shared a birthday tribute to him on Instagram earlier this week.

However, she was forced to turn off comments on the post after a bunch of people with too much time on their hands decided to berate the couple over their 21-year age gap.

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In response to the comments, Pugh shared a short clip in which she told the 'bullies' she will not allow that behaviour on her page.

In the clip she said: "On Monday I posted a photo in honour of Zach's birthday, and I wrote a birthday message for him.

"Within about eight minutes of the photo being posted I had about 70 people in the comments hurling abuse and being horrid, and basically bullying someone on my page."

Zach Braff. Credit: PA
Zach Braff. Credit: PA
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She continued: "It is the first time in my entire Instagram life that I've had to turn off the comments on my page, I have never been an Instagram page that encourages that, I have never been an Instagram page that likes that toxic vibe.

"I have only been an Instagram page that tries to bring some light and tries to be positive, and tries to make people smile."

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She went on to say she 'will not allow that behaviour', adding: "It makes me upset, it makes me sad that during this time when we really all need to be together, we need to be supporting one another.

"We need to be loving one another, the world is aching and the world is dying and a few of you have decided to bully for no reason.

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"I'm 24 years old, I have been working since I was 17 years old, I have been earning money since I was 17 years old, I became an adult when I was 18 years old and I started paying taxes when I was 18 years old, I underline this fact, I am 24 years old.

"I do not need you tell me who I should and should not love, and I would never in my life ever tell anyone who they can and cannot love."

Pugh explained that anyone who left nasty comments should unfollow her, before slamming bullies.

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'It's embarrassing, it's sad, and I don't know when cyber-bullying became trendy," she said.

"I don't know when it became a point system, I don't know why it's a cool thing, and that's never been what my page has been about.

"So, here's to you guys, and I hope that we can keep on being positive, and to those who do not agree with anything that I have just said I kindly ask that you unfollow me because that is not my page. Be safe, try and be positive during all of this, and I'll see you soon."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]