Rashida Jones took a strong stance Tuesday evening on Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show” against a Cannes Film Festival rule that requires women to wear high heels on the red carpet, calling it “a snobbery thing” and “sexist.”
Overseas at the French film fest, women wearing flats were turned away from walking the Cannes carpet — including a woman who practically had an amputated foot, Larry Wilmore informed his 11:30 p.m. crowd. The comedian and former “Daily Show” contributor then took the controversy to his “Nightly Show” panel, which included the “Parks and Rec” star.
“It’s part of a larger problem, which is heels are the worst,” Jones began. “Mainly it’s men designing them … and setting these rules.”
“If they make a rule where that I have to wear heels on the carpet, then I’m making a rule that I’m going to wear flats,” she continued.
“It’s a snobbery thing … it’s sexist,” Jones summarized.
“Nightly Show” contributors Mike Yard and Holly Walker rounded out the panel. Jones was promoting her new documentary about amateur porn, “Hot Girls Wanted.”