Iranian who won Oscar insults country that hosted event, Hollywood cheers as Twitter erupts in outrage

Asghar Farhadi Oscars insult ban

On Sunday, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi was presented with an award for “Best Foreign Language Film” for The Salesman, but decided to boycott the event, and insulted the country that hosted the awards with a statement read by engineer Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space.  The award was given to Firouz Naderi, a former NASA director for solar system exploration Firouz Naderi, the Los Angeles Times said.

The Times posted Farhadi’s statement:

It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the academy, my crew in Iran, my producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Cohen Media, Amazon and my fellow nominees in the foreign-film category.

I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.

Dividing the world into the “us” and “our enemies” categories creates fears. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in  countries which have themselves been victims of aggression.

Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever. Thank you.

Naturally, liberals, including Hollywood elites applauded the speech.

Never mind that there really is no such thing as a #MuslimBan…

But many others were outraged:


Amazing, isn’t it?

Amazing, isn’t it?  Welcome to the left’s bizarro-world…

Mark Dice breaks it all down:


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