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Rashida Jones has joined Emily Blunt in speaking out against the "No Flats Allowed" rule put in place at the Cannes Film Festival. The Parks and Recreation actress appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, where she expressed her aversion to heels, and her disgust in the demands made by the festival. Rashida responded to Larry's query about women, movies, and the most painful accessory ever:
It's part of a larger problem, which is heels are the worst. They make your legs look better, whatever, but mainly it’s men designing them and setting these rules, and NO. If they make a rule where that I have to wear heels on the carpet, then I’m making a rule that I’m just going to wear flats any time I’m asked to wear heels. Just to be rebellious.