Regé-Jean Page
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Regé-Jean Page is the gift that keeps on giving whether it be on the screen, singing or even reading a bed time story (I’m not kidding). Overnight he proved to be a champion for women – not that we ever doubted him – when he responded to controversy on Florence Pugh’s highly-publicised Valentino dress. 

Via Instagram stories in a now-expired slide he reposted a photo of Pugh and captioned it: “What. Is. So. Terrifying?”. The Bridgerton actor continued below the image, writing, “Take a look at yourself fellas. 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.”

“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,” he added, seemingly referring to the recent Roe v. Wade ruling.

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For the uninitiated, Pugh was forced to address body shamming comments on social media for a sheer tulle dress she wore to Haute Couture Week in Rome. “It isn’t the first time and certainly won’t be the last time a woman will hear what’s wrong with her body by a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be,” she wrote on Instagram.

Florence Pugh
ROME, ITALY – JULY 08:Florence Pugh is seen arriving at the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 fashion show on July 08, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

The actress received a wave of support in the comment section. Pierpaolo Piccoli, the creative director behind Valentino, wrote, “Respect” with a red heart emoji. Self-confessed feminist Jameela Jamil commented, “You’re a magical fucking queen and we do not deserve you.” Fellow actress Gemma Chan added, “Love you.”