Cannes 2018: Kristen Stewart Walks Barefoot To Protest Against Heels Only Rule

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Her action had apparently not been sanctioned by the festival organisers. The film, by Spike Lee, stars Corey Hawkins and Topher Grace and takes on the checkered history of the Ku Klux Klan.

The actress' decision to kick off her shoes on the red carpet may have helped to bring attention to sexism in the film industry, whether she meant to or not. As a matter of fact, Stewart has been vocal about one of Cannes' most outdated rules for a couple of years. A Star Wars Story touched down Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival.

She made a statement as she walked the red carpet for "BlacKkKlansman" in black Christian Louboutins and a silver ensemble.

Kristen Stewart known for her performance in the Twilight series removed her heels as she walked the red carpet in Cannes to protest the Heels Only rule for women.

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In an effort to put an end to the age-old sexist tradition, the member of the jury, Kristen has begun speaking out against the dress code and the sexist fashion expectations at the event. "Things have to change immediately", she said as quoted by Vanity Fair in 2016. You can not come in, ' then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend.

"You just can't ask me to do something that you're not asked to do man. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained. People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever.

She once again addressed the issue in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, "There's definitely, like, a distinct dress code, right?" But I feel like you can't ask people that anymore. Like, if you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either, which is nice 'cause that's different. You have to wear a dress.But now, it's awesome.

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