Stop attack on Gaza: Lebanese actor draws attention with placard at Cannes

Stop attack on Gaza: Lebanese actor draws attention with placard at Cannes

But just before she entered the screening, she slipped off her shoes and walked up the stairs barefooted. Although Stewart, who was a member of the film festival's jury this year, didn't confirm whether she removed her heels in protest of the French festival's rule forbidding women from wearing flats, it was assumed that she did it on goal as she has spoken in the past against the arcane dress code.

Lebanese actress Manal Issa raised a sign which said "stop the attack on Gaza" while walking the Cannes Film festival red carpet to draw attention to the Israeli army's killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border a day earlier. She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels.

82 women including Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek walked the red carpet to protest the number of female directors selected by Cannes i.e. 82 as compared with more than 1600 male directors since 1946. People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever.

"You just can't ask me to do something that you're not asked to do man".

And speaking to the Hollywood Reporter a year ago about the Cannes ban on flat shoes, she said: "There's definitely a distinct dress code, right?" "Things have to change immediately", she said as quoted by Vanity Fair in 2016.

Kristen Stewart is not one to be fenced in.

In 2015, it was reported that women had been turned away from red carpet premieres for wearing flat shoes. We shouldn't be wearing high heels anyway.

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