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Cannes 2018: Kristen Stewart removes heels on red carpet in protest over dress code

The Independent logo The Independent 15/5/2018 Sabrina Barr

Kristen Stewart was seen removing her heels while walking down the red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Some believe she did so in order to take a stand against the dress code of the film festival, which has caused controversy in the past for supposedly dictating that all female guests wear heels.

Last year, Stewart expressed her opposition over the expectations that women must dress in a specific way when asked about the dress code at Cannes.

“There’s definitely a distinct dress code right, people get very upset at you if you don’t wear heels or something, whatever,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

“But I feel like you can’t ask people that anymore, it’s just kind of a given, like if you’re not asking guys to wear heels and a dress you cannot ask me either.”

The actress, who is on the panel for this year’s competition jury at Cannes alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay, has been praised for her decision to go barefoot on the red carpet.

“The most honest representation of every woman’s true desires!” one person wrote on Twitter.

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