Security Guard Blocks Actress from Showing Dress Featuring Image of Jesus

Photo from Massiel Taveras’ Instagram

Security Guard Blocks Actress from Showing Dress Featuring Image of Jesus

By Movieguide® Contributor

A security guard working at the Cannes Film Festival has gone viral for a second time after her pushy behavior towards Dominican actress Massiel Taveras.

The actress wore a white dress with a large, hand-painted picture of Jesus Christ on the train. As she attempted to display her dress, the security guard prevented her from doing so.

Deadline reported, “In the video, Taveras is visibly upset at the usher for blocking her and not allowing her to pose properly. Once Taveras reached the top of the stairs, she turned around to wave. The usher made physical contact with Taveras to turn her around. Taveras then pushed the security guard away from her and proceeded to walk ahead.”

Earlier during the festival, actress Kelly Rowland also had a similar incident with the same guard, which she believes was fueled by racism.

“The woman knows what happened, I know what happened,” Rowland told the AP at the amfAR Cannes Gala on Thursday. “I have a boundary and I stand by those boundaries, and that is it. And there were other women that attended that carpet who did not quite look like me, and they didn’t get that scolding, or pushed off, or told to get off. I stood my ground, and she felt like she had to stand hers. But I stood my ground.”

Taveras opened up about the incident on Instagram and praised Rowland for how she handled the situation as well.

“I want to thank all of you for this incredible support, today more than ever we need to stay together, support each other, protect our souls, have strong boundaries and stand for our rights, let’s show some love and respect to the extraordinary @kellyrowland a pure soul, a talented, classy, educated woman of color that represents with respect all of US,” she wrote in the caption.


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