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    Kristen Stewart goes barefoot on Cannes red carpet in rebellion against heels-only policy

    kristen Stewart made a statement on the Cannes red carpet on Monday night, removing her heels seemingly in protest at the strict dress code.
    The Cannes red carpet has become infamous in recent years for its high heels only policy, with actresses speaking out against it.
    Ms Stewart kicked off her black Louboutins on the “BlacKkKlansman”, turning heads and causing some to wonder whether it was done as a show against the footwear rule.
     
    After taking off her shoes on the red carpet in front of photographers, she proceeded to climb the stairs barefoot.
    It does not appear she was sanctioned for her rebellious act – although she took them off, she did wear her high heels for part of the red carpet and was photographed in them.
    The controversial dress code caused many to speak out in fury in 2015 after a group of women wearing flat shoes were reportedly turned away from seeing a screening of Carol.

    Cannes festival later confirmed that “it is obligatory for all women to wear high heels to red-carpet screenings.”

    A year after this,  28-year-old Stewart made a point of wearing black trainers with her silver gown before putting her heels on in time for photographs.

    She made her feelings known by putting her middle finger up for the camera after changing into the required shoes.

     

    At the time, she said: “Things have to change immediately.

    “It has become really obvious that if (a man and I) were walking the red carpet together and someone stopped me and said, ‘Excuse me, young lady, you’re not wearing heels. You cannot come in.’ Then (I’m going to say), ‘Neither is my friend. Does he have to wear heels?’ It can work both ways.

    “It’s just like you simply cannot ask me to do something that you are not asking him. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version — flats or heels.”

    Others have spoken out against the rule, including British actress Emily Blunt, who has said: “Everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels.”
    Kristen Stewart, who came to fame for her starring role in the popular Twilight film series, is part of the first female-dominated Cannes Film Festival jury for many decades.
    She joins Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing in the line-up.

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