Kristen Stewart flouts footwear ban at Cannes Film Festival

The actress was protesting the requirement to wear heels

The Twilight actress made a statement on the red carpet on Monday night, removing her heels, seemingly in protest at the strict dress code.

The 28-year-old star was heading into the premiere of Spike Lee's new film "BlacKkKlansman" when she ditched her black heels.

But just before she entered the screening, she slipped off her shoes and walked up the stairs barefooted.

Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir led a rally at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday to show solidarity with the 60 people killed in the Gaza protests, on the same day as the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem. Kristen has been previously vocal about the dress code. We shouldn't be wearing high heels anyway. Once again a celebrity caused a stir on the red carpet, reports the with reference to ShowDream.

Stewart was protesting against Cannes Film Festival's infamous and widely criticized heels-only rule for women.

Last year, Stewart - who's been known to wear trainers with dresses on the red carpet - spoke about the event's fashion rules.

CANNES-The issue of high heels at Cannes has been a spiky one in recent years. You can not come in, ' then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend. "People get very upset if you don't wear heels or whatever". It's just like you simply can not ask me to do something that you are not asking him [to do].

Cannes is renowned for attracting the world's most lovely people for a week of breathtaking red carpet moments.

She added, " I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version - flats or heels".

Stewart isn't the first to go barefoot at Cannes, in 2016 actress Julia Roberts went shoeless to the premiere of Money Monster.

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