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Kristen Stewart makes a political statement, ditches heels on Cannes red carpet

15 May 2018

Kristen Stewart walks barefoot on the red carpet after she removed her shoes.

An outspoken opponent to the dress-code, the Twilight star made a decision to commit her own act of protest at Monday night's premiere of BlacKkKlansman, by ditching her Louboutins and finishing off her red carpet run shoe-less.

Kristen Stewart has been slaying her way up and down the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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The 28-year-old has been a vocal critic of the festival's red carpet policy, which was updated this year to ban selfies. Taking them off before heading up the stairs at Palais des Festivals she provided the event with a moment of reality amidst the festival's fantasy.

Stewart passed the first bank of photographers without protest, posing for the press in her thigh-skimming metallic mini-dress. "You can not come in", then (I'm going to say), "Neither is my friend, does he have to wear heels?".

The move could have also been a dig at the expectation for women to wear heels at the glitzy festival, which made headlines and spawned the term "heelgate" in 2015 after well-dressed women were denied entrance into a screening due to their flat shoe choice. People get very upset at you if you don't wear heels or whatever'.

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Speaking at the time, she said: "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest".

BlacKkKlansman, which tells the story of an African-American infiltrating the KKK and stars John David Washington and Adam Driver, was given a standing ovation at the end of its premiere on Monday night.

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Kristen Stewart makes a political statement, ditches heels on Cannes red carpet