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Topless Protestor Crashes the Red Carpet at Cannes 2022 Premiere

On Friday, a topless woman protestor made her way to the red carpet of one of the most popular film festivals in the whole world. Yes, we are talking about the Cannes Film Festival. Read on to know more about the incident.

Topless Protestor hit the red carpet at Cannes 2022 Premiere

A topless lady protestor came forward on May 20, 2022, on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival to protest against sexual violence against women in Ukraine. As per the reports of the Hollywood Reporter, the woman stripped all of her clothes as she fell to her knees and kept screaming in front of the assembled photographers.

As soon as the security guards saw her, they immediately rushed towards her and covered her up with a coat. She had painted her body in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and she had a saying written across her chest and abdomen that read, ‘Stop Raping Us.’

It seemed like the woman also had a lot of blood-red paint over her lower back and legs along with the word ‘SCUM’ written on her back.

At which film’s premiere did the protestor come on the red carpet?

According to the media outlet, the protestor hit the red carpet at the premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing. The movie stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. T in lead roles.

The woman staged her protest on the fourth day of the prestigious film festival. The director and the star cast of the film were present on the red carpet when the incident unfolded.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, and unfortunately, the war between the two countries is still going on. Since then, many reports have surfaced regarding the Russian soldiers raping Ukrainian civilians.

Previously, the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy also gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival by the means of a live satellite video address and appealed to the filmmakers to confront the dictators.

Common Reactions to the woman protestor at Cannes 2022

One user wrote,” the people who mocking/making fun of the protester in Cannes are fucking disgusting.”

Another user tweeted, “Quick thinking officials at the Cannes film festival threw a heavy jacket over this topless protester…so they could resume showing lots of movies with partially nude women. I get it, it’s art, but for me it’s also irony.”

Followed by a user who penned, “A protester found her way to the Cannes red carpet She’s passing the message STOP RAPING US.” #CannesFilmFestival #CannesRedCarpet #Cannes22 #protest

Another one tweeted, “that protester at the Cannes film festival is causing more of an uproar amongst the elite than the shooting in Buffalo..but still not more than Will slapping Chris… because that’s where they draw line right? ok.”

These were a few reactions of the people to the protestor who took over the red carpet at Cannes to put forward a message. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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