Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Kristen Stewart flouts footwear ban at Cannes Film Festival

Kristen Stewart flouts footwear ban at Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart flouted a ban on flat shoes at this year's Cannes Film Festival opting for a barefoot fashion statement on the red carpet.

The French-Lebanese actress Manal Issa, who first starred in Danielle Arbid's Peur de Rien (Parisienne) in 2015, highlighted the plight of Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli occupation forces as she walked the red carpet in Cannes yesterday.

The acclaimed Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro joined Palestinians at the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday in a protest against the Israeli army's killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border. Another user tweeted, "Hooray for #KristenStewart taking off her high heels at Cannes, what a ludicrous rule! If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either".


Stewart was protesting against Cannes Film Festival's infamous and widely criticized heels-only rule for women. But there's more to Kristen removing her heels than just discomfort. It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him [to do].

Kristen Stewart told the Hollywood Reporter past year:"If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either".

Well, this year Kristen put her money where her mouth is and literally kicked off her heels in front of the world's media.


In the images, Kristen can be seen running up the steps holding onto the heels of her shoes as she goes.

At the time ScreenDaily said women in their fifities were being turned away from film premieres at the festival because they wore flats. "That's my point of view".

BlacKkKlansman, which tells the story of an African-American infiltrating the KKK and stars John David Washington and Adam Driver, was given a standing ovation at the end of its premiere on Monday night.


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