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.
Stewart, who was attending the premiere of BlackKkKlansman, has been a vocal critic of the red carpet’s heels-only policy for women.
“Things have to change immediately,” Stewart said at a roundtable discussion last year, according to Marie Claire. “It’s just like you simply cannot ask me to do something that you are not asking him [to do]. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version—flats or heels.”
Many on Twitter applauded Stewart’s act of rebellion.
— InStyle (@InStyle) May 14, 2018
— Access (@accessonline) May 14, 2018
???????? I’d take mine off too,wearing them ALL DAY kills your feet. Why is @Festival_Cannes so difficult with this “no-flats” rule?
Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot at Cannes – KStew Rebels Against Cannes Film Festival's High Heels-Only Rule https://t.co/IsSCXBaUPE
— Paramore RK Life (@ParamoreRKLife) May 14, 2018
This "no flats – only heels" rule is absolutely ridiculous.
— Ava ✨ (@cafeetchailatte) May 14, 2018
Others were less than impressed, but the actress certainly made a stir.
What are y’all’s thoughts on Kristen Stewart taking her heels off in the middle of the red carpet at the Cannes festival? ?
— killers of the flower moon ☽ (@keirasmulligan) May 14, 2018