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There’s been much debate surrounding the Cannes “flatgate” controversy, and Rashida Jones is the latest star to take part in the discussion.
While appearing on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the actress-producer expressed her views toward the situation.
“It’s part of a larger problem, which is heels are the worst. They make your legs look better, whatever, but mainly it’s men designing them and setting these rules,” said Jones. “If they make a rule where that I have to wear heels on the carpet, then I’m making a rule that I’m just going to wear flats any time I’m asked to wear heels.”
She added: “I think it’s a snobbery thing. I think it’s like ‘this is the way we do things here,’ you know, and it’s sexist.”
Among the other women in Hollywood who are in support of flats at Cannes are Frances McDormand and Emily Blunt.
“I’m much more of a sneaker person, but I think they think that flats are the road to ruin and I’m going to end up in [sneakers] on the red carpet,” McDormand, who has been attending the festival for 30 years, said during a discussion hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Kering. “But we all know that Roger Vivier makes a beautiful flat that is more more elegant than some of … these shoes women are wearing now.”
Blunt also defended flats, adding, “everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels anyway, that’s my point of view.”
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