News | Entertainment
26 Jun 2022 5:58
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    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 is interrupted proceedings as stars from 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' walked down the red carpet, bearing the words 'Stop.Raping.Us' painted across her chest and completed the look with blood-red paint in the shape of handprints around her underwear


    The New York Times' reporter Kyle Buchanan shared an image of the incident on Instagram and 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 organisers had stopped him from filming.

    He added: "Cannes authorities rushed over, covered her in a coat, blocked my camera from filming!" (sic)

    Twitter account SCUM - which describes itself as an organisation "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.

    SCUM tweeted: "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 and stars Tilda Swinton as an academic who is offered three wishes creature of reason - played by 'Suicide Squad' star Idris Elba, with the reporter going on to suggest in follow-up tweets that the action on the red carpet quickly resumed following the incident as he described what they 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)

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     25 Jun: Kaley Cuoco has finalised her divorce from Karl Cook
     25 Jun: Britney Spears wants to honeymoon in Hawaii
     25 Jun: Maks Chmerkovskiy felt "helpless" being away from his wife Peta Murgatroyd when she miscarried
     25 Jun: Samantha Barks has married Alex Michael Stoll
     25 Jun: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are set to divorce
     25 Jun: Katie Price believes she is "not going to jail"
     25 Jun: Justin and Hailey Bieber remain "unbreakable" amid their health scares
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková is fielding a fresh-faced side in their two-game European tour, which starts overnight against Norway More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Ukrainian forces to withdraw from eastern city of Sievierodonetsk More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Norway Pride parade cancelled after two people are killed and more than 20 wounded in gay nightclub shooting 4:29

    Rugby:
    Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková is fielding a fresh-faced side in their two-game European tour, which starts overnight against Norway 21:49

    Living & Travel:
    A single Strike Four ticket is now worth $500,000 after tonight's Lotto draw 21:19

    Law and Order:
    The Kiwi Ferns have run riot over the Mate Ma'a Tonga women, 50 points to 12 19:29

    Rugby:
    The Black Ferns Ma have polished off another flawless day at the Oceania Sevens in Pukekohe 18:59

    Environment:
    Afghanistan earthquake survivors frantically dig through rubble in search of relatives as relief trickles in 18:39

    Accident and Emergency:
    The search for a swimmer missing in the Tasman District's Maruia Falls has ended for the day 18:39

    Accident and Emergency:
    There's been a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Northland this afternoon 18:39

    International:
    Where abortion is still legal in the US after the fall of Roe v Wade and what the decision means for medication abortion 18:10

    Cricket:
    England batters Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton have resurrected their reply to New Zealand heading into the third day of the final cricket test at Headingley 18:09


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd