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After Met Gala, 'No Selfies' At Cannes Film Festival 2015

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The much awaited Film Festival of the year, 68th Festival De Cannes is going to kick start today. While we are gearing up to see uncountable images on social media shared by celebrities present at the French Rivera, reports of selfie-ban just killed our excitement.

Following Met Gala 2015's 'selfie ban' and no social media usage during the event, Cannes Festival director Thierry Frémaux has put a ban on selfies at the red carpet of the prestigious Film Festival. Thierry Frémaux even went ahead to call the selfies "ridiculous and grotesque."

"You never look as ugly as you do in a selfie," Frémaux told the media during an April press conference announcing the 2015 festival film lineup.

After Met Gala, 'No Selfies' At Cannes Film Festival 2015

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Clicking selfies with fans and friends on the red carpet is nothing unusual. "Everyone does it. I've seen big stars do it because it's the first time they've been there and they want to remember it," says movie database IMDb.com managing editor Keith Simanton. "But I understand festival organizers want to keep the highest level of decorum and class."

Marie-Pierre Hauville, director of communications for the festival said, "In order to make it all work smoothly, we cannot accept people blocking the ceremony for their own purposes," highlighting the festival's focus on films, filmmakers and artists and not the red carpet glam.

'No Selfies' At Cannes Film Festival 2015

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Nicholas Hoult who is set to attend the premiere of his new release, Mad Max: Fury Road said, "I'm not a big selfie guy, anyway - I'm not that concerned. It's not like, 'Oh, no, all those selfies I was going to take. What a disaster!'"

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