Kristen Stewart flouts footwear ban at Cannes Film Festival

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The Bella Swan of the "Twilight Saga" movies, who stunned in a sparkling silver Channel mini dress, proceeded to walk barefoot on the red carpet while carrying her Louboutin shoes. In a statement made to Reuters, Palestinian film producer and director, May Odeh touched on the surreal nature of being in attendance at Cannes while violence continues, saying: "It's really insane to be here with the films, with the filmmakers, talking about our future plans while our kids and families are suffering from the Israeli attack on them".

Joining Jacir on the "Stand In Solidarity" at the Palestinian Pavilion were her fellow Un Certain Regard jury members, Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro, Russian director Kantemir Balagov, French actress Virginie Ledoyan and Telluride Film Festival artistic director Julie Huntsinger. As it turned out, 28-year-old Stewart took off his shoes in protest against the ban on shoes without heels. She walked the carpet and then stopped to remove her shoes and walked the stairs without her heels.

Last year, the actress told THR that she found it unfair to force female attendees to be uncomfortable while men had the option to dress however they pleased.

Back in 2015, a group of women were denied entry to the festival for wearing flats and this had sparked a controversy.

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Stewart doubled down on her previous comments during a roundtable discussion a year ago.

"I feel like you can't ask people that any more - it's a given. I get the black-tie thing but you should be able to do either version-flats or heels", she explained. Either way, she certainly caused a stir.

They generally hit below the fashion belt with their regular and quite basic styles on the world's most revered red carpet event next to the Met Galas'.

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