“It’s Ridiculous And Grotesque:” Selfies Have Been Banned From The Red Carpet At Cannes

"It's Ridiculous And Grotesque:" Selfies Have Been Banned From Cannes

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by Grazia |

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.”

Lea Seydoux takes a selfie at Cannes 2014 [Getty]

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!

Some of our favourite celeb red carpet selfies [Instagram and Twitter]

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).

See all of the best ever Cannes dresses in the gallery below...

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The Best Dresses at Cannes Film Festival

2-Nicole Kidman
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3-Diane Kruger
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penultimate- Porsche At The De Grisogono 'Fatale In Cannes' Party - The 67th Cannes Film Festival, 20 may 2014
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last- Porsche At The De Grisogono 'Fatale In Cannes' Party - The 67th Cannes Film Festival, 20 may 2014
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- last Nicole scherzinger
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-last- bianca balti
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- last chloe moretz 23 may 2014
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- last chloe grace moretz
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- last after bianca- krsiten stewart 23 may 2014
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-5 Ntasha Poly attends the Closing ceremony and 'A Fistful of Dollars' screening at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2014
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- 4 - De Grisogono 'Fatale In Cannes' Party - The 67th Cannes Film Festival, may 25 2014
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-3 of last- Amber Heard De Grisogono Party - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, 20 may 2014
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4-Cara Delevingne
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5-Carey Mulligan
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6-Kristen Stewart
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7-Zoe Saldana
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8-Natasha Poly
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9-Nicole Kidman
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10-Jessica Chastain
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11-Gwen Stefani
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16-Rachel McAdams
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17-Diane Kruger
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18-Mila Jovovich
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19-Cheryl Cole
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20-Naomi Watts
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21-Kate Beckinsale
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22-Cate-Blanchett
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23-Lily Cole
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24-Natasha Poly
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25-Sharon Stone
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26-Diane Kruger
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27-Doutzen Kroes
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28-Rachel Weisz
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29-Eva Herzigova
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30-Gwyneth Paltrow
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31-Milla Jovovich
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32-Angelina Jolie
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33-Eva Longoria
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34-Cate Blanchett
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35-Julianne Moore
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36-Dita Von Teese
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37-Angelina Jolie
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38-Sharon Stone
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39-Mischa Barton
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40-Helen Mirren
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41-Daryl Hannah
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42-Kerry Washington
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43-Chloe Sevigny
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44-Eva Herzigova
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45-Kate Bosworth
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46-Catherine Deneuve
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47-Princess Diana
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Kendall Jenner Chanel
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Blake Lively Chanel
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Jennifer Lawrence Dior
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Blake Lively Gucci Premiere 2
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Cate Blanchett Givenchy
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Blake Lively Gucci Premiere
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