Naked Protester Storms Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival

The woman, who had the words 'Stop.Raping.Us' across her chest, interrupts the stars from 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' when they are from walking down the red carpet.

AceShowbiz - A nude protester stormed the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival. The 75th annual event is taking place in French Riviera city until 28 May, but a naked woman, who bore the words "Stop.Raping.Us" across her chest and completed the look with blood-red paint in the shape of handprints around her underwear, interrupted the stars from "Three Thousand Years of Longing" from walking down the red carpet.

Sharing an image of the incident on Twitter, the New York Times' reporter Kyle Buchanan wrote, "the woman in front of me stripped off all her clothes (covered in body paint) and fell to her knees screaming in front of photographers..(sic)"

The reporter went on to claim that the unnamed woman was hastily removed from the event and that organizers had stopped him from filming. He added, "Cannes authorities rushed over, covered her in a coat, blocked my camera from filming! (sic)"

In follow-up tweets, however, Buchanan went on to suggest that the action on the red carpet quickly resumed as he described what the stars were wearing to the prestigious event. He added, "Anyway! George Miller is here, 7 years after MAD MAX: FURY ROAD premiered at Cannes. And Idris and Tilda are wearing complementary midnight blue. (sic)"

a naked protester being removed from Cannes Film Festival red carpet

Kyle Buchanan shared an image of a naked protester being removed from Cannes Film Festival red carpet.

Twitter account SCUM, which describes itself as an organization "radical feminist activists, universalist blasphemers", later tweeted that the protest was staged on their behalf to highlight Ukrainian women suffering in the war torn country. It wrote, "A SCUM activist enters the red carpet of the #Cannes2022 festival to denounce the sexual violence inflicted on Ukrainian women in the context of the war."

"Three Thousand Years of Longing" is directed by George Miller. It stars Tilda Swinton as an academic who is offered three wishes creature of reason, played by "Suicide Squad" star Idris Elba.

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