The trend of entertainers facing unexpected projectiles from fans appears to be expanding beyond musicians, as actress Florence Pugh became the latest victim at a Comic-Con event in Brazil.
Pugh was posing with her “Dune: Part Two” co-stars, including Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler, Zendaya, and director Denis Villeneuve, when the incident occurred.
The stars were standing in a semi-circle in front of a packed house when an unknown object was thrown from the crowd, striking Pugh near her eye. The 27-year-old actress reacted to the impact, visibly shocked and in pain, while her co-stars looked around, perplexed by the sudden turn of events.
Footage of the incident quickly went viral online, prompting widespread condemnation of the individual who threw the object. Fans and viewers were outraged by the incident, emphasizing the importance of showing respect and consideration during public events.
Florence Pugh could’ve lost her eye. Wtf is wrong with people pic.twitter.com/4l973jUxve— Evil Queen 👑🇵🇸 (@Pureevilbich) December 3, 2023
Wtf???? Why'd you hit florence like what has she done to you?? maybe they were aiming at timmy. 😭😭 https://t.co/OZoKXLylGI— tasavvur (@thomashelby_obe) December 4, 2023
Florence has more patience than me cause if I got something thrown at me I'm throwing that shit right back https://t.co/fQV4rE5fyg— Jay🏹 🎅🎄❄️ (@Hawkmaestro21) December 4, 2023
Fortunately, it appears that Pugh was not seriously injured in the incident. Despite the shock and surprise, the actress continued with the event, demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity.