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“Beyond ridiculous” — ‘Black Widow’ star Florence Pugh got blocked by Instagram for posting ‘Hawkeye’ spoiler



Florence Pugh might have thought her Marvel Cinematic Universe code of silence expired when Black Widow hit theaters, but she’s just been proven wrong.

The Oscar-nominated actress says she was blocked by Instagram Wednesday for posting a blow-by-blow of her character Yelena’s first appearance on the Disney+ show Hawkeye — accompanied by her own cartoony sound effects.

However, her enthusiastic live stream of the fourth episode’s climactic rooftop fight — apparently being cheered on off camera by boyfriend Zach Braff — didn’t sit too well with some people who hadn’t seen it yet. 

An hour later, Pugh added a text message to her Stories reading, “I never thought me posting love about a show in which I appear on would get taken down but here we are.”

She explained, “Someone complained on here so I’ve been blocked from posting my own appearance on a show that I’m very much in.” 

“Beyond ridiculous,” she added. 

Pugh’s message concluded with, “being in Hawkeye is a privilege and thank you to all who welcome me on set and off and all who are watching.”

The kerfuffle was apparently short-lived, however. She posted a shot of Yelena in the scene shortly after, with the caption: “She’s here.”

An after-credits scene in Black Widow saw a mourning Yelena being lied to by Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ mysterious Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. She told Yelena that Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye killed her adoptive sister, Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, setting up a showdown between Yelena and Renner’s Clint Barton that began on Wednesday night’s episode.





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