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Freedom Of Action ?: Selfies Are Banned At Cannes Film Festival!

Taking selfies is the craze that has swept social media in recent years, but the Cannes Film Festival  has put its foot down when it comes to them dominating its red carpet.

“We are waging a campaign to slow down the contemporary practice of selfies on the red carpet and the steps,” revealed the head of the festival Thierry Frémaux. “Beyond what we think, it’s a practice that’s often extremely ridiculous and grotesque.”

But, fans hoping to steal a snap with the famous attendees shouldn’t be too disheartened as the festival’s organisers have stopped short of banning the practice completely.

“We don’t want to prohibit it, but it’s really a matter of timing,” Frémaux continued.

“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.”

The president of the Festival, Pierre Lescure, went a step further than Frémaux saying: “It’s always the ugliest picture of you anyway.”

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