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Emily Blunt thinks everyone should wear flats

The actress doesn't agree with the Cannes Film Festival's uncomfortable and sexist dress code

By Andrea Tim | Published: 20 May 2015

Emily on flats ban
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The Cannes Film Festival organisers have caused something of an uproar among a number of female guests in their 50s who were reportedly refused entry to the screening of Carol because they were not wearing the requisite high heels.

Emily Blunt voiced her opinion on the matter while at a press conference for her film Sicario, saying that the rule was "disappointing."

"I think everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn't wear high heels anymore. That's just my point of view. I prefer to wear Converse sneakers," she said. Hear, hear!

Even the high heel-wearing red carpet queen appreciates the freedom of wearing what you want and the comfort of getting to wear flats. Your feet will thank you for the bunions they won't get, too.

The absurd regulation also came to the attention of director Asif Kapadia, whose documentary about Amy Winehouse screened at Cannes, when his wife was turned away by organisers for wearing flats.

You wouldn't wear flip flops to official ceremonies. We get it. Dress code and everything, right? But when completely chic, sophisticated flats get turned away from the red carpet, we most certainly do not get it. Especially when the shoe wearer physically cannot wear high heels in the first place due to, for example, a medical condition. We can't all afford to be fashion slaves, you know?

Related: Cannes 2015: Red Carpet


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