Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a grand entry and a statement at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with a #MeToo message in the form of body art! She protested against the violence on women.
She revealed a large temporary tattoo on her back that read – ‘Stop Violence Against Women’, with the #MeToo movement symbol.
Sand Van Roy sued Luc Besson, a French director for rape in the year 2018, but ultimately, the case was dropped by prosecutors. She starred in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
A day before the Cannes Festival, 60 women and activists gathered at the Palais, to show their support for women’s rights.
The Cannes festival faced a lot of criticism for giving Alain Delon an honorary Palme d’Or. Previously, he had talked about opposing adoption for same-sex couples, slapping women and showing support for the far right politician – Jean-Marie Le Pen. In defense, Thierry Fremaux – the Cannes chief said – “We are not going to give Alain Delon the Nobel Peace Prize. We’re giving him a Palme d’Or for his career as an actor.” – IANS