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Kristen Stewart protested by removing her shoes.

The actress' decision to kick off her shoes on the red carpet may have helped to bring attention to sexism in the film industry, whether she meant to or not.

She was present for the Monday night gala premiere of "BlacKkKlansman", Spike Lee's new film.

Actress Cate Blanchett was named Jury President of the festival - only the fourth woman to occupy the chair since the turn of the millennium.

Kristen Stewart is such a rebel and she recently took it to an global level.

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. If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can't ask me either'. At Cannes, 82 women linked arms in silent protest on the red carpet to let the global audience know that it isn't just the film industry but women across the board who have had to face mistreatment and harassment. This led to an immediate and very vocal backlash against the prestigious festival.

"Things have to change immediately", she said of the wardrobe guidelines.

Her Givenchy Haute Couture outfit designed by Clare Waight Keller was lauded as one of the most eye-catching seen on the red carpet yet this year.

"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".

Recently, Stewart stepped out at the Women in Motion Awards Dinner wearing a string of pearls on her eyes.

With high heels being the standard red carpet tradition, Kristen choosing to shed remove them midway not only shocked us but took the world by surprise too.

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