Cannes 2018: Female stars protest on red carpet for equal rights

Over the weekend, Kristen, who is a part of the Cannes jury, too, along with more than 80 other actors and filmmakers, participated in a silent protest on the red carpet to highlight gender inequality in the film industry.

After striking a pose for the cameras on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival Monday, Kristen Stewart made a sudden rebellious move: The actress ditched her black Christian Louboutin pumps and climbed the staircase barefoot.

A week before flipping the bird at Cannes, she told Vanity Fair, '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.

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Kristen Stewart knows how to kick off her heels and have a good time!

This isn't the first time K-Stew has protested Cannes' controversial rule for women.

Lewis Film Awards held at Cannes will celebrate women from the film Industry all over the world. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she made a statement about the dress code of women needing to wear heels.

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'It can work both ways.

She continued: "I feel like you can't ask that anymore, but it's still a given. You can not come in", then (I'm going to say), "Neither is my friend, does he have to wear heels?".

Kristen has never been the type to follow rules which is one of the reason why we all love her. As jury president Cate Blanchett noted, 1,688 male directors have ascended those same stairs to premiere their films during the life of the festival, but just 82 women have gotten that same honor.

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