Paige Appalled By Critic’s Body Shaming Comment

Mar 3, 2019 - by James Walsh

A review of the film Fighting With My Family for The Evening Standard noted that actress Florence Pugh had “chunky thighs”, which drew negative reactions from Pugh and Paige, who said she was appalled by the comments.

The reviewer wrote: “Though Lowden’s performance is gorgeous, Pugh is the film’s main weapon. Hauntingly intense in The Falling and Lady Macbeth, the 23-year-old turns out to be an effortlessly nuanced comedian. With chunky thighs. Her character is based on real-world WWE champion Paige, whose legs are significantly slimmer. How cool! So many actresses offer an idealised version of real women. Pugh is changing the ideal.”

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