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Blake Lively Slams Rape Joke Made at Woody Allen's Expense at Cannes 2016

Blake Lively Slams Rape Joke Made at Woody Allen's Expense at Cannes 2016

Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart pose for a photo together at the Cafe Society press luncheon during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 12) in Cannes, France.

The actresses were joined at the event by their co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll, as well as director Woody Allen. The night before Blake showed off her baby bump in a black dress at the opening night gala dinner, while Kristen chose to show off her toned tummy!

At the lunch, Blake slammed a rape joke that was made at Woody‘s expense during the opening ceremony. The joke was: “It’s very nice that you’ve been shooting so many movies in Europe, even if you are not being convicted for rape in the U.S.,” master of ceremonies Laurent Lafitte said during the opening gala.

“I think any jokes about rape, homophobia or Hitler is not a joke,” Blake told Variety. “I think that was a hard thing [to] swallow in 30 seconds. Film festivals are such a beautiful, respectful festivals of film and artists and to have that, it felt like it wouldn’t have happened if it was in the 1940s. I can’t imagine Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby going out and doing that. It was more disappointing for the artists in the room that someone was going up there making jokes about something that wasn’t funny.”

Blake also said she hadn’t read the piece written by Ronan Farrow about his dad.

“I came home and went to bed at whatever time we finished. I haven’t been in it, so I don’t want to speak on something I haven’t read. I think that’s dangerous. It’s definitely something that being at the festival, the media these days, you come to a film festival about film and people talk about all different types of things. You know? That can be definitely tricky to navigate, I’m sure. I don’t want to speak about something I haven’t read,” Blake said.

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Chanel top, Barri skirt, and Vans shoes at the dinner. She’s in a Cushnie et Ochs dress and Freda Salvador shoes at the luncheon. Blake is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the dinner. She’s wearing a Valentino dress and Jimmy Choo shoes at the luncheon.

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  • leilakin

    Yes ““I think any jokes about rape, homophobia or Hitler is not a joke,” Blake told Variety.”

  • lshelton22

    Kristen needs to up her shoe game.

  • Arwa M.

    So rape jokes aren’t ok, but it is totally fine to work with some one who has child molestation allegation against him? And had a realtionship with his underage (then) stepdaughter?

  • Arrow 12

    Blake is right about the joke. Those kind of jokes are not funny. However, all these celebrities are being IGNORANT to the fact he did marry his step daughter. He did have an affair with her. These are facts. Just very disgusting.

  • SW

    She (they) just wanted to have fun and don’t think about more important issues than promoting a movie.

  • dalovelee

    rape jokes are not funny..BUT neither is a pedo father who she helps by joining his films and promoting them. Hollywood liberals are the most ignorant of all people. They go on and on about feminism and women should get paid the same as male actors..but when the daughter of this creepy director has accounted her ordeal at his hands when she was a child and a victim…they stand by him at photo ops..WHERE’S YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FEMALE VICTIM..his daughter?

  • nina

    She doesnt need to… Like she said she doesnt live for the spectations of us, and she is right and everybody who nas work with woody its not their fucking business… You would say im supporting that man but the truth is i dont know anything from this man except what it is been confirmed. Yeah he married the adopted daughter of his ex sich a wrong thing BUT it was the choice of the daughter also to do it. Then it is said that he abused his own daughter when she was a kid, what i dont understand is why mia farrow do anything on those years. Right now he is not convicted and pull the crap because the law doesnt care they did a good job with polinski who is convicted and can come back to U.S

  • SnarkAttack2

    That was not a rape joke. That was a joke about a rapist. The two are totally different. A rape joke makes light of rape. This joke makes light of the how you overlooked rape. If anything, it’s an anti-rape joke.
    But good job deflecting attention from your dubious judgment by invoking Hitler and homophobia. I guess you’re not the vain bobble-headed fame whore I took you to be. Instead you’re a vain conniving fame whore.

  • Isa

    I always want to ask those moronic celebrities who support him: would you let him watch your child, no supervision, just him and your baby girl? Nope? Yeah, thought so.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    So true, and that joke was spot on about Woody. He is a rapist and a child molester. He should be in jail.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    I said before in another post, Woody Allen, Len Dunham, Roman Polanski, Terry Richardson get away with being molestors and pedophiles because they are Hollywood Liberal Democrat Jews. Keep in mind that Obama’s own daughter works for Lena Dunham yet he talks big about women’s rights and all. Democrat Liberal are the biggest hypocrites I have seen.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    He was rumored to start a relationship with her as early as her teen years. The man is disgusting. I am very sorry for Ronan and his other siblings. Woody Allen should be convicted and put behind jail.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    They do not care. They are hypocrites.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Ok Blake, then leave your daughter alone with Woody when she is 7 and lets see what he does to her. The man is a pedophile .

  • Arwa M.

    This idea always comes in my head. I just think it is very terrifying that I can’t even say: what if. God he’s ugly. Even if there’s no conviction how it’s comfortable to work with someone runaway from his family with his barely adult stepdaughter.

  • Cathy

    Laurent Lafitte is a brave man. It was’t a joke it was a good subtle way to tell the truth.
    The more BLively and KStewart try to defend Allen the more they show their low morale.

  • Juicy Lucy

    She’s a terrible actress who should count herself lucky to even be employed, let alone in a Woody Allen Movie.