Protester crashes Cannes Film Festival red carpet at George Miller premiere


WARNING: This story contains sexual assault details and graphic details.

A woman who stripped naked to reveal an anti-rape message written on her body crashed at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller Three thousand years of nostalgia Friday.

The unidentified woman tore her clothes during the film’s red carpet parade to reveal the message “Stop Raping Us” written on her chest next to the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. Red was also painted on his legs and groin.

As she shouted “Don’t rape us!” security quickly surrounded her and removed her from the red carpet.

Festival representatives did not immediately comment.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has often been in the spotlight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which features several films by Ukrainian filmmakers. The festival banned Russians with ties to the Kremlin from attending.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a surprise speech Tuesday to open the festival.

A protester wearing body paint in the colors of the Ukrainian flag is pulled from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on Friday. (Daniel Cole/Associated Press)