There’s a new rule on the red carpet at Cannes, but it’s not about what you wear or how to pose. The director of Cannes film festival has put a stop to selfies.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s festival, Theirry Fremaux, told the press that he would be attempting to reduce red carpet selfies.
“We are waging a campaign to slow down the contemporary practice of selfies on the red carpet and the steps” he said. “Beyond what we think, it’s a practice that’s often extremely ridiculous and grotesque.” he added.
“We don’t want to prohibit it but it’s really a matter of timing. We have a certain amount of time to get people across the red carpet and up the steps and it really slows things down if people stop every two metres to take a picture of themselves, with themselves.”
Festival president, Pierre Lescure, also weighed in. “The red carpet goes around the world and we see people looking very good, and honestly you’re never as ugly as on a selfie.” Ouch!
For those who just can’t help themselves, Thierry did admit that there won’t be selfie ‘police’ on patrol. “We’re not going to have police there, unfortunately” he admitted, (they probably have better things to be doing, tbh).
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