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Zoe Kravitz took social media break following backlash over Met Gala dress

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Zoe Kravitz took a break from social media last year after receiving backlash over the dress she wore to the 2021 Met Gala.

The Batman actress made a splash at the fashion event last September when she stepped out in a bejewelled mesh Saint Laurent naked dress.

After she received criticism from online commenters for showing so much flesh, Zoe took to Instagram to assert, “It’s just a body. We all got em,” and then signed off from the site.

“The fact that people don’t think what they say affects a celebrity because you’re not a person to them is crazy. I’m a human being. I want to f**king defend myself,” she said in an interview for the March 2022 issue of ELLE magazine. “The fact that I’m like, ‘Should I have not worn that?’ No, I do what I want to do, and I make what I want to make, and if I’m now starting to be afraid of what other people are going to say or think, I’m no longer doing my job as an artist. I’m not experiencing the world and putting that into art. I’m walking on eggshells. F**k that. So, I needed to take a minute.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Zoe gushed over her favourite Saint Laurent pieces, such as a black purse.

“It’s bada*s stuff,” the star, who has served as a brand ambassador for the French label since 2017, continued. “I’ve always felt very in touch with my masculine side, and that’s something that brand has always embraced. So to me, that’s really cool and sexy.”

– Cover Media