A big part of why this post even went viral in the first place is thanks to Twitter user @fiImgal, who posted the video with a simple caption: “this actually makes me feel like i’m losing my mind.” She followed it up with another Tweet, writing, “‘have a plan and talk about it before you go’ and it’s just florence pugh’s boobs. these people have fully lost the plot (literally).”
Though one user pointed out the original TikToker could possibly be referring to the brief glimpses of Jean Tatlock after she dies by suicide in the film, @fiImgal responds, “her entire account is dedicated to her husband betraying her by watching porn. it’s not about the suicide scene.” It’s also notable that the TikToker mouthes the word “sex,” making it entirely clear that the scenes they wanted to avoid were Pugh’s nude scenes, not her (frankly) more disturbing ones depicting suicide.
Other users pointed out that “Oppenheimer” is about one of the most atrocious acts ever committed by humankind: the dropping of the atomic bomb. As @RafaSemTattoo put it, “If they don’t have the maturity to understand the dramatic function of nudity in that scene, I don’t even want to know what they took away from the rest of the movie.” Culture writer Roxana Hadidi was far more blunt: “we are really living in the stupidest time.”