Florence Pugh, the renowned actress, experienced an unexpected and distressing incident during her appearance at CCXP 2023 in Brazil as part of the Dune: Part Two panel. The incident unfolded at the Comic-Con event in São Paulo, where Pugh, alongside co-stars Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler, and Zendaya, gathered to discuss the highly anticipated sequel film.
As the cast posed for pictures, a flying object struck Pugh in the face, startling both her and co-star Butler, who visibly flinched in response. The incident quickly gained traction on social media, capturing the uncomfortable reactions of the Dune: Part Two cast witnessing Pugh being hit by the unexpected projectile.
This unfortunate event sheds light on a concerning trend of fans throwing objects at performers during live performances. Pugh’s Don’t Worry Darling co-star, Harry Styles, also fell victim to such behavior when a fan threw an object at the singer during a performance in Austria. Styles, hit while walking across the stage, covered his eyes with his hands, visibly wincing in pain.
Similar incidents have occurred in the music industry, with Drake being hit by an object during a concert in Chicago earlier this year. In Las Vegas, Cardi B retaliated against a fan who threw a microphone back at her after being targeted with water.
Adele, during her residency in Las Vegas, candidly addressed this disturbing trend, criticizing the disregard for show etiquette in America. She challenged the audience, expressing her frustration with fans throwing items on stage. As she walked the stage with a t-shirt gun, Adele daringly invited anyone considering such behavior to think twice before targeting her or any other performer.”