Most women have a love/hate relationship with heels. While some wear them proudly (ahem….Helmets and Heels anyone?) your reaction might change if you were required to wear them to an event.

According to Screen, several actresses were turned away at the Cannes Film Festival showing of Carol–starring Cate Blanchett– for wearing flats. Some of the women turned away were reportedly in their 50’s and wearing rhinestone covered flats.

Obviously this angered many women, some of which weren’t in attendance for that particular viewing but wanted to voice their concerns:

Emily Blunt called the move “disappointing” stating, “I think everyone should wear flats, to be honest. We shouldn’t wear high heels anymore. That’s just my point of view. I prefer to wear Converse sneakers.”

Rashida Jones of Parks and Recreation also jumped to the defense of women who want to wear whatever the hell they want:

“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, and NO. 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. Just to be rebellious.”

As someone who doesn’t mind a good pair of heels, I find Rashida’s take as a breath of fresh hair.

For any event, I like to wear heels but always make sure to bring a pair of flats. Because only one out of hundred women can *really* cut a rug while wearing heels.

But to make wearing heels a requirement as Cannes has done, is unrealistic. Wearing heels can makes your legs look stunningly good, but they’re uncomfortable as all hell, cause all sorts of problems for your body and unless you have one of these machines nearby, you’re going to get a lot of women walking around barefoot.

And I very seriously doubt women want to walk around barefoot and end up on an Instagram account like this:

A photo posted by No Shoes (@barefoot_mafia) on

How soon can we start a #LetThemWearFlats movement?

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