Iranian director Asghar Farhadi might not attend the Academy Awards because of President trump’s ban on people from Middle Eastern nation, like Iran, from entering the United States.
Farhadi is nominated for best foreign film for his movie “The salesman.”
National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi broke the story on social media.
Confirmed: Iran’s Asghar Farhadi won’t be let into the US to attend Oscar’s. He’s nominated for best foreign language film…#MuslimBan
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) January 28, 2017
The awards are still about a month away but rather than waiting to see if an exception is made for the director, social media went off on the president.
@tparsi omg are you serious? Wowwww I sure hope those who voted for asshole Trump realize what they have done
— Michellle Saoud (@micha9497) January 28, 2017
A director might not attend an awards show. Whatever will America do?
— Connie N Ahlberg (@cjnapoet) January 28, 2017
Counterpoint. None of President Trump’s wives ever participated in a terrorist attack.
Second counterpoint. Marla Maples was born in the state of Georgia.
— Aram Shahinfard (@aram_shahinfard) January 28, 2017
@tparsi Oscars should not be held in show of solidarity.
— Ben Berkowitz (@benberkowitz) January 28, 2017
Yes. Don’t give millionaire Hollywood liberals trophies for doing their job. That will teach those Trump supporters.
If the Academy of motion picture arts & sciences decides to CANCEL the Oscars,
Change WOULD occur!!!#NationalUnion
— Michael Kull (@mkulltra) January 28, 2017
This is the greatest idea liberals have had in years.
— Jason Von Berg (@JasonVonBerg) January 28, 2017
And CNN’s Brian Stelter was one of the first to comment, asking Parsi for more information.
@tparsi hello, CNN reporter here, can you tell me how you’ve confirmed this?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 28, 2017
Meanwhile, several Middle Eastern travelers were prevented from coming to the United States on Friday, but one of them, an Iraqi who worked as a translator for the American government, was allowed to enter on Saturday.
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